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Propaganda Slips

06/13/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Visitors to an exhibition about Arab Americans, now on view at the Museum of the City of New York, can learn about two distinct waves of immigration from Arab lands: one beginning in the late 19th century, another in 1965.  

The Fixer

05/23/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Nathan Englander's first book, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges," caused considerable buzz when it was released in 1999. Tall and slender, with a mane of dark curls and soft features befitting a biblical hero, the 30-something author became the darling of the Jewish book-fair circuit, drawing swarms of potential book buyers in Jewish Community Centers and synagogues nationwide.  

Whose Tenement Is It?

05/16/2002 - 20:00
Staff Writer
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum's bid to take over the tenement next door is heating up for a new round of fighting.  

Noa's New Arc

10/23/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Achinoam Nini excused herself from a telephone interview to speak to her son, Ayehli. "Just a moment, mami," she told the 2-year-old, who had accompanied his mother to Spain for the last leg of a yearlong tour.   

Noa's New Arc

10/23/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Achinoam Nini excused herself from a telephone interview to speak to her son, Ayehli. "Just a moment, mami," she told the 2-year-old, who had accompanied his mother to Spain for the last leg of a yearlong tour.   

Rabbi Block, Social Action ‘Pioneer,’ Dies

11/07/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Rabbi Irving Block, the longtime spiritual leader of the Brotherhood Synagogue who brought an ecumenical flavor to the historic Manhattan congregation, died Oct. 31 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 59. Rabbi Block, who formed the congregation in 1954 and retired 40 years later, described himself as an “Orthodox rabbi serving a Conservative congregation with mostly Reform members.” He was among the first Jewish leaders to sponsor programs for the homeless and Jews with addictions.

Poll: Erudite Americans Increasingly Back Israel

11/07/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
American public support for Israel in the ranks of the country’s most educated, most informed citizens has risen for the first time since the current round of Palestinian-Israeli violence began two years ago, according to a national poll conducted by two pro-Israel organizations. The survey by ISRAEL21c and The Israel Project found that 50 percent of “opinion leaders” identify themselves as supporters of Israel, compared to 42 percent in July.

Tovah's 'Aliyah' To Broadway

10/02/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
After playing Jewish mothers in the recent films "Kissing Jessica Stein" and "A Walk on the Moon," Tovah Feldshuh might have feared being typecast when offered a role as another older Jewish woman.  

Marathon Mensches

11/07/2002 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Zviya Lushe, Chana Ben-Shoan, Yitzchak Caravani and Dorit Baxter didn’t know the five disabled Israeli athletes who came here last week to compete in the New York Marathon, but the former Israelis who now live in the New York area opened their homes and businesses to the visitors. “Most of all, their hearts,” said Yoel Sharon, executive director of Etgarim (Hebrew for challenges), an 8-year-old organization that brings outdoor and adventure sports to Israel’s disabled population. Etgarim sponsored the Israeli delegation in the marathon.
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