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When Jews Found Refuge in Pakistan

Growing Up Jewish in Lahore — And in an Internment Camp COURTESY OF HAZEL KAHAN Not Your Typical German Anti-Nazis: From left, Hazel Kahan, her mother Kate, and her brother Michael, in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1948.   By Gabe Friedman Published October … View full post

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The Other Pakistan

The Other Pakistan by VIOLET SNOW on Aug 25, 2014 • 4:00 pmNo Comments Dr. Kate and Dr. Hermann Selzer in Rome, 1935 Hazel Kahan was born in Lahore, Pakistan, the daughter of two Jewish physicians who fled Europe in 1937 to escape burgeoning anti-Semitism. … View full post

Sister Margaret Smyth

Sister Margaret Smyth, talks about how she became a nun, started and built the North Fork Spanish Apostolate in Riverhead and Greenport.  She  gives us an intimate and current look at the many challenges–and triumphs in the Hispanic community, including  … View full post

Afghan teenagers speak out about US troops

Global Days of Listening is the project of Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV) who invite people around the world to talk directly on the 21st of each month via livestream and Skype sessions with youth in Afghanistan and other war-torn countries, to listen … View full post

My own private letter writer

Now a dying species, letter writers were a staple of Lahore culture when I was growing; they were literate and multilingual in a society where the majority was illiterate.  Despite the competition from technology and literacy, letter writers still survive, … View full post

Dave Berson on Greenport

Dave Berson’s life takes its meaning from Greenport. He wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, even though it’s often a tough life.  In the summer, he operates Glory, a solar-powered boat which provides excursions around Peconic Bay for visitors and educational classes … View full post

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