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Jewish Soul On Ice

11/17/2006
Staff Writer
Quebec City, Canada: Number 45 charges into the corner of the hockey rink, beating the other players to the loose puck. Number 45 glides up the ice, a step ahead of his line mates. Number 45 takes a pass in front of the net, deflecting the puck past the goalie. The Quebec Remparts are not wearing numbers or names on their jerseys this morning, but the small numerals at the rear of his helmet, and his grace on skates, mark Benjamin Rubin as a natural.

The Forgotten Olympians

08/06/2004
Staff Writer
In Olympic years, some People of the Book become people of the backstroke, the clean-and-jerk, and the high hurdles. The Games, Summer and Winter, serve as a showcase for the best athletes, Jewish and non-Jewish. From A (Ruth Abeles) to Z (Eli Zuckerman), names like Mark Spitz and Kerry Strug are in the record books as well as Jewish history texts. Beginning with 10 medals won by Jewish athletes at the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896, Jews have been a steady presence at the international competition.

‘The Hidden Holocaust’

04/22/2005
Staff Writer
“Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” Adolf Hitler, to his generals, before the invasion of Poland in 1939 In the coming days, a people nearly annihilated during the last century will pause to remember its losses.

What’s A Nice Catholic Boy...

03/12/2008
Staff Writer
A devout Catholic and a professional educator, James Otteson learned a lesson about Jewish culture during the second session of a class he taught at Yeshiva University this year about capitalism and morality.

A Valuable Trial

08/28/1998
Staff Writer
The end of the first Nazi-era denaturalization trial held in Manhattan marks the beginning of a long wait for a verdict — a decision many court observers believe may favor the defendant. But representatives of local Jewish groups are saying that the trial itself, widely covered in the nation’s media capital, may be as important as the verdict for its educational value.

Evangelicals Joining Gaza Pullout Protest

05/27/2005
Staff Writer
In an effort to reach beyond the Jewish community to gain traction in the fight against Israel's Gaza disengagement, a major pullout opponent has signed up a group of Bible Belt Baptist ministers who see the plan as an affront to God's will to join some 100 American Jews on a sojourn to Israel next week. The ministers hope to spend three days with the soon-to-be-vacated Jewish settlers in Gaza on a mission organized by Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind to depart on June 5.

Jewish leaders meet Senate Democrats

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 A gaggle of Jewish leaders met with a record number of Senate Democrats today – 22 lawmakers in all, according to one count, including most of the top leadership. The meeting, put together by the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), demonstrated the breadth of concerns of the community, according to several participants.

A Divorce in the Birthright Family

Top trip provider severs ties, saying his ‘marry Jewish’ message is being stifled.

07/10/2009
Staff Writer
Oranim’s “Momo” Lifshitz: Agenda at odds with Birthright?“Momo” Lifshitz is a legendary figure among Birthright Israel participants, a larger-than-life symbol of the free 10-day trip that more than 200,000 diaspora Jews have used to jumpstart their Jewish identities.

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