(JTA) — A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded $900,000 for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.
A U.S. District Court jury in Brooklyn found in favor of Adam Wiercinski on Oct. 24 in four hours, the New York Post reported Monday.
Citing the lawsuit, the newspaper reported that one manager at the Mangia 57 restaurant in Manhattan would pass gas in front of Wiercinski and then joke that it was Zyklon B, which was used in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust.
Joseph Huber likes to tell the story of how a casual offer to run a few miles turned a middle-aged, weekend athlete into an obsessive marathoner.
A marathoner who’s about to run his 100th marathon.
Now a resident of Pine Brook, N.J., and a longtime Jewish communal professional, he was visiting some relatives in East Hampton, L.I., in 1985. He was 35, out of shape; he played some pick-up-game basketball games but had gained 30 pounds since he quit smoking. Then his sister-in-law challenged him to run three miles with her on the roads of her Long...
Aaron Karov’s doctors thought he might not survive the injuries he sustained in Israel’s Cast Lead military operation in Gaza in 2009. A paratroop platoon commander’s aide, he was badly wounded when a booby-trapped house he and other soldiers were searching collapsed on them; he was wounded in the head, face and chest.
“This is the powerful pulsing of love in the vein…”
— “Under African Skies,”
“The flames were big,” says Bizu Riki Mullu, “but I was little so everything looked big.” In the Ethiopian village, her father, a blacksmith, forged farm instruments in the flames, plows to comb the soil, and then he made jewelry in the flames, beauty to grace women. “He would melt metals. I would watch that.” Bizu was small. In the province of Gondar, north of Tana Lake,...
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Lou participated in one of my first Downtown Seders at the Knitting Factory in 1994. In our version of this ancient ritual, we take the Haggadah and allocate the sections among musicians, thinkers, poets, political figures, etc. Each of the Four Children are represented, and I recall thinking if I should ask Lou to be the “bad” child...