Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who retired from the Senate last year and serves as senior counsel of law firm of Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman in Manhattan, will lecture at Yeshiva University during the 2014-15 academic year as holder of the Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service, the school announced this week.
Ilana Barta, a 23-year-old from Teaneck, N.J., walked off the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport Tuesday morning with her wedding dress in hand. Her fiancé, a 22-year-old from Efrat, is an officer in the Paratrooper unit currently on active duty in Gaza. Though she hasn’t heard from him since the ground operation began, their wedding is scheduled for Aug. 17.
The divisions in the Jewish community over the war in Gaza broke into the open this week as the number of Israeli soldiers killed reached 27 by Tuesday night and the number of Palestinian deaths neared 600.
Anne Landsman |
Special To The Jewish Week
It’s hard for me to imagine a world without Nadine Gordimer. With her death on July 13 at the age of 90, a towering moral presence has been lost. Though physically small in stature, she cast a long shadow — stern, fierce, endowed with an unflinching humanism. The depth and scope of her literary achievements coupled with her commitment to a more just society in South Africa earned her a Nobel Prize for literature in 1991, the first ever awarded to a South African.