Religion: The Fenced Grave

Religion may be a comfort, but Schmuel Steinberg, like many a man before him, knows that this is not necessarily so. Being Jewish in German-occupied Poland cost his wife and three children their lives in a Nazi gas chamber. Schmuel escaped to Russia, married a Christian girl and after the war brought her back to Poland. They had two sons, but Polish anti-Semitism eventually sent the Steinbergs off to Israel.

They settled down in the Israeli citrus town of Pardes Hanna on the plain of Sharon. Last month, on a trip to Haifa, Schmuel and Lubar Steinberg's five-year-old son Aharon came down...

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