If ‘Aloha’ Is In Your Future

06/08/2015 - 20:00
Travel Writer

It’s June, which means weddings — and honeymoons. That gets me thinking about Hawaii, a perennial favorite for that post-nuptial getaway, as well as a classic family vacation spot.

Waikiki Beach in Oahu. Wikimedia Commons

Hawaii’s Jewish Senator In Limbo

08/11/2014 - 20:00

Saturday night was arguably the biggest night in Brian Schatz’s political career, as the results of Hawaii’s Democratic primary would determine whether he would remain Hawaii’s senior United States senator, or whether he would go down in defeat after less than two years in office. (In overwhelmingly Democratic Hawaii, the general election is expected to be little more than a formality.) Win or lose, he would know his future.

Hawaii’s Schatz Makes 11 Jewish Senators

12/26/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Hawaii, which had a Jewish governor for eight recent years, will have a Jewish senator in the next Congress.

Brian Schatz

Sen. Daniel Inouye, Strong Israel Supporter, Dies At 88

12/16/2012 - 19:00

Daniel Inouye, the longtime Hawaii senator described by pro-Israel groups as one of Israel's best friends in the Senate, has died.

Inouye, 88, and a decorated World War II hero, died Monday of respiratory complications at Walter Reid National Military Medical Center, the Washington Post reported.

Kvelling Over Obama: Kwame Anthony Appiah on the President's Roots

I knew Kwame Anthony Appiah, the Princeton philosopher, was smart. But I didn't realize he knew so much about Judaism--or at least about the etymology of the Yiddish word "kvelling."  Do you know it?

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