Portland

Where Smoking Is Still Allowed

01/20/2006
Staff Writer

The sign above the little red dispenser asks patrons to take a number, and when the store is crowded, they do. Make no mistake about it, though, Russ & Daughters’ customers are never treated like numbers. Salespeople at the venerable Lower East Side smoked fish purveyor tend to know the name of their customers’ children and grandchildren, the names of their parents and grandparents.

Jew(cy) Vs. Jew(cy)

01/10/2003

In this corner: a loose affiliation of young Jewish social activists working to transform Judaism "into a more loving, inclusive and radical culture." In this corner: a team of New York-based theater promoters and PR pros marketing merchandise and events to hip Jews and others aspiring to "kosher-style fabulosity" through a Web site called "Jewcy.com."

The stakes in this battle of attitude: legal rights to the name "Jewcy," a title both contenders claim.

Jewish-Gentile In The Jewish State

05/14/2008
Special To The Jewish Week
When I visited Israel for the first time, I fell in love. Not with any individual, although, like seemingly everyone else in the Overseas Student Program at Tel Aviv University, I harbored a hormonally charged admiration for the tan, arrogant, gun-toting young sabras who roamed the land.

Jew(cy) Vs. Jew(cy)

01/10/2003
Staff Writer
In this corner: a loose affiliation of young Jewish social activists working to transform Judaism "into a more loving, inclusive and radical culture." In this corner: a team of New York-based theater promoters and PR pros marketing merchandise and events to hip Jews and others aspiring to "kosher-style fabulosity" through a Web site called "Jewcy.com." The stakes in this battle of attitude: legal rights to the name "Jewcy," a title both contenders claim.

Does New Poverty Push Have Teeth?

08/27/2008
Assistant Managing Editor
Next month, hundreds of rabbis and community leaders in Portland, Ore., will gather with counterparts from other faiths for skill-building workshops related to the social-justice priorities of their congregations. “We’ll be looking at how to confront hunger in our backyard,” said Bob Horenstein, community relations director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland.
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