Julie Wiener

Fate Of Wallenberg Pressed

Jewish Telegraphic Agency
A leading Jewish organization is urging the U.S. government to immediately pressure Russia to help resolve the longtime mystery of Raoul Wallenberg’s disappearance.   Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat employed by the U.S. War Refugee Board, saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis during World War II and was last seen being taken into custody by the Soviet Union on Jan. 17, 1945.

Teaching On Overdrive

Special To The Jewish Week
It’s 5:30 on a Monday evening and Nicole Butler is trying valiantly to keep 10 suburban 12-year-olds — eight of them boys — focused on a discussion about tzedaka.  

Obstacle To Roots Search

Staff Writer
Allan Jordan, a Jewish genealogy buff from Roslyn, L.I., has hit a roadblock in tracking down his family history: Bayside Cemetery.   “My great-grandfather is buried at Bayside, but we can’t find the plot,” says Jordan.  


Special To The Jewish Week
Shalom, y’all. That’s what the Jews of Atlanta will be saying to two charismatic New York-area rabbis who are giving up pulpits here for the Georgia boomtown.  

More Than Noah Feldman

Special To The Jewish Week
For many years after she married John, Ilana’s parents refused to speak to her. 

Tutoring Teens On Israel

Special To The Jewish Week
Over the past two years, the Jewish community has slowly begun to address that Jewish university students largely lack the knowledge to argue Israel’s case on campus.   Now the community is preparing an even younger group: day school students.

Bayside Cemetery Suit Groundless, Says Shul

Special To The Jewish Week
Responding to a federal class action lawsuit over its management of a large Queens cemetery, an Upper West Side congregation has filed papers asserting that the plaintiffs have no relationship with the synagogue or cemetery and can’t show that they have suffered any personal damage.  

Oy Christmas Tree

Special To The Jewish Week
Over the past few weeks, my daughters and I have been spending a lot of time in front of the Christmas tree.  

Rifka’s Words Still Speak To Me

Special To The Jewish Week
Almost a decade ago, before Facebook enabled us to be friends with people we’d never met, before blogs gave us front-row seats into the intimate lives of strangers, I was friends with Rifka Rosenwein.  
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