After months of avoiding criticism of Pat Buchanan, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now blasting the conservative isolationist who has been accused of anti-Semitism.
Giuliani's spokeswoman this week said the mayor "strongly opposes" Buchanan's presidential bid, and blasted comments in Buchanan's new book that the United States shouldn't have fought Hitler.
In an unnamed Polish ghetto in 1943 or 1944, a former potato pancake restaurateur is feeding the Jews hope instead of food. Jakob Heym has (he says, falsely) a hidden radio, punishable by death at Nazi hands. He fabricates and whispers, at his forced labor job, reports of the advancing Red Army, boosting the spirits of the doomed ghetto residents. And he tells Lina, an 8-year-old orphan he has surreptitiously taken under his care, happy-ending fairy tales.
Jakob is a liar. And Robin Williams, the master of thespian overkill, is an understated Jakob.
To understand why fewer women choose public education as a career these days, look no further than Randi Weingarten, daughter of a teacher and now head of the United Federation of Teachers.
Weingarten’s memories of her mother Edith’s career conjures up images of unglamorous labor.
“The living room table constantly had papers festooned all over it,” she recalls in an interview at the UFT’s ornate Park Avenue office.
This is how Benjamin Young spent his summer vacation: A tour of Florence. A day trip to Pisa. A museum in Venice. “It was not just a vacation,” says Young, a senior at Yeshiva University — it was his introduction to the school’s new Honors Program.