About the Author


Shlomo Horwitz

Shlomo Horwitz is the founding director of Jewish Crossroads, an educational theatre project which has provided creative Torah programming across the US, Canada, England and Israel. He studied at Yeshivat Sha'alvim and Yeshivat Ner Yisrael in Baltimore, at which he received ordination from Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg. Shlomo is a CPA and is a director of a consulting firm near Washington, DC. He can be reached on his site at www.jewishcrossroads.com.


A Refugee’s Secret Act of Kindness

Having fled Italy in 1939, Isaac Kinek was very sensitive to the needs of the underdog.

Rescuing Daughter from Church Orphanage

During the Holocaust these nuns hid Jewish children. Sometimes they didn't want to let them go.

Burial, Cremation and Baseball

A rabbi’s unusual argument for convincing a mourner to give his mother a proper Jewish burial.

An Ordinary Israeli Hero

My moving encounter with an old Israeli soldier.

After Buchenwald: Sparks from an Ancient Scroll

Rabbi Hershel Schacter, the first rabbi to enter Buchenwald, and the survivor who renounced his faith in God.

Valley of Tears: The True Story of Outpost 107

During the Yom Kippur War, 19 Israeli soldiers fought for 100 hours against overpowering Syrian forces and survived.

Finding Uzi

35 years ago they changed each other’s lives and drifted apart. Then Facebook brought them together again.

Like Clockwork: The Incredible Lengths One High-Tech Company went to Keep Shabbat

With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, the parent company demanded that they work on this one Shabbat.

Rate My Service: A True Story about a Devastating Critique

Someone wronged Mike, the owner, unfairly, and plastered it online. My heart went out to him.

Saving Dunera’s Jews: Tales of the Sea

The dramatic true story of how German Jews were rescued from Nazi submarines in 1940.

The Tree on Fire

Sometimes the most beautiful things are hiding in plain sight.

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