That a bestial pogrom has ravaged communities here in modern Israel has shocked every Jew to the core.

Credit: Yaakov (DryBones) Kirschen.
Credit: Yaakov (DryBones) Kirschen.
Yaakov Kirschen
Dry Bones
Brooklyn, N.Y.-born (in 1938) cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen made aliyah to Israel in 1971 and began drawing his “Dry Bones” cartoons in January 1973. He is a member of both America’s National Cartoonists Society and the Israeli Cartoonists Society. “Dry Bones” was internationally syndicated and ran in The Jerusalem Post for 50 years, being reprinted by The New York Times, Time magazine, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and other major media publications. The “Dry Bones” story has been covered by CBS, CNN, Forbes and many others.

Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel was a “pogrom.” The word is Russian.

It means an organized massacre of helpless Jews, including looting, rape and wanton destruction.

Waves of savage pogroms hit the Jews of Eastern Europe in the late 1880s and convinced many that the only way to freedom and liberation was a return to our ancient homeland.

That a bestial pogrom has ravaged communities here in modern Israel has shocked every Jew to the core.

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