Sense of Jewish history and literary allusions filled his columns.
Gabe Levenson, The Jewish Week’s longtime travel writer, who teased out poignant and lyrical Jewish stories from Aruba to Zurich, Brussels to the Berkshires, died Aug. 23 in Great Barrington, Mass. He was 98.
Performance and discussion from Israeli singer-songwriter and activist David Broza, who shares what it was like to fulfill a dream when he created the project "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem". A Jewish Week event from Temple Emanu-El, with Jewish Week board member David Sable.
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Paper’s investigative series on child abuse in Orthodox community cited in national contest.
Hella Winston, who has been reporting about the problem of child sexual abuse in the fervently Orthodox community for The Jewish Week for four years, and the paper’s managing editor, Robert Goldblum, received an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism.
The awards were announced last week by The Journalism Center on Children and Families, which sponsors the investigative journalism contest, now in its 18th year.
The awards included first- and second-place honors in both the news and feature categories in the annual Simon Rockower contest, as well as first-place honors for best personality profile and best special section.
Eventually, this day had to come, the day when I wrote my last blog for The Jewish Week. In the fall I'll be starting a Ph.D. program in U.S. history at Columbia, which means I'll no longer be able to hold this job. But the good news is that I'll be able to freelance, so you can expect to see my by-line somewhere in The Jewish Week in the coming months.