Guest Post — From Kyiv to Ellis Island

Family History and Current Aggression Evokes Gratitude and Fear

Through Feed Your Spirit Writing, I teach online writing workshops focusing on spiritual growth. I am excited to share this powerful and timely work by one of my participants Julie A. Stone. Julie reached out to me after I shared Writing a Prayer For Peace.

It was 118 years and roughly 9 months ago, on the 22nd of May in 1903, that my grandfather, then a 13 year old “ young man” named Moshe ben Aaron Zelig arrived at Ellis Island. He…



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