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Community Fearing Steep Cuts To Elderly

06/18/2008
Assistant Managing Editor
When Anna, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor who lives alone in the Bronx despite numerous health problems, couldn’t leave the house one recent afternoon, she dialed the number she knew best in hopes of getting a hot, kosher meal delivered.

Russian Seniors Cry Foul

12/13/2002
Staff Writer
Inside the front door of Viktor Bash's apartment at the Arlene and David Schlang Pavilion in Brownsville, Brooklyn, are two pages of detailed safety instructions to be used in the event of an emergency. In the fifth-floor hall hangs a notice that a Dec. 4 tenants' meeting has been canceled. The federally subsidized housing project's management recently distributed detailed instructions about the city's new recycling laws.

Green Light On Comeback Bid

12/13/2002
Staff Writer
Calling his narrow defeat by Mayor Michael Bloomberg last year a "fluke," Mark Green says he's often urged to return to public office. And while he insists he has made no decision about a 2005 rematch or a rumored bid the following year for state attorney general, the former public advocate seems happy to encourage speculation.

Social Services Spared: For Now

11/29/2002
Staff Writer
Jewish communal groups that run social service programs breathed a collective sigh of relief this weekend when the City Council restored about $3 million in proposed cuts that would have severely curtailed their operations.

Tel Aviv's 'Denial' Magazine

11/29/2002
Staff Writer
Terrorism may have Israelis despondent and extra vigilant, but the debut of Time Out Tel Aviv shows they're not hiding in their homes. The latest incarnation of the magazine well known in New York for its detailed chronicling of nightlife and urban recreation, Time Out Tel Aviv hit the newsstands last week. "In these times we try to keep life as normal as possible and that's what we want to give to our readers," says editor Ronit Heber. "You can call it our own little denial for us and all who read us"

THE SIX WONDERS OF ZION

04/01/2008
Associate Editor

It’s fine that Israel is so well
represented on Nasdaq and sends ophthalmologists to Africa, but if there were no State of Israel the whiz kids of Silicon Wadi would be in Silicon Valley, the ophthalmologists would be flying in from elsewhere, and no one would be the sorrier. Nevertheless, each of us carries around a more private set of observations and benefits that could have only come out of Zion, and Zion alone. Here’s one list of six, and it could easily be 60 for every candle on the cake.

1: Sitting On Top Of The World

Remembering Janis Coulter

11/21/2002
Staff Writer
New York City and Hebrew University were each chosen as terror targets because of their openness and embrace of diversity, City Council leaders said Tuesday as they renamed a street in memory of Janis Ruth Coulter. The Massachusetts native, who converted to Judaism and moved to Brooklyn, was among nine people murdered last summer when a terrorist's bomb destroyed the cafeteria at the University's Mount Scopus campus.

McCall And The Sharpton Card

09/20/2002
Staff Writer
A year after he became a key factor in the race for mayor, the Rev. Al Sharpton is looming as a wild card as the race for governor heats up. Sharpton is supporting the Democrat H. Carl McCall, but has taken a low profile in the campaign, as no one has made an issue of that support. That could change closer to Election Day. "Jews are the only white community in play in this race," said one McCall insider. "If the election gets tight, this card is going to get played."

A Year Later, A Hero Emerges

09/13/2002
Staff Writer
An American-born, former Israeli commando became the first victim of terrorist hijackers on Sept. 11, when he tried to protect an American Airlines stewardess, according to a report in Israel's top daily. While the heroes who wrested control of United Airlines Flight 93, bringing the plane down in an empty Pennsylvania field, have been recognized from the start, the tale involving Danny Lewin has not been told.

The Rewards Of Incumbency

09/13/2002
Staff Writer
A few weeks ago, Gov. George Pataki traveled to Maimonides Medical Center in Borough Park to symbolically "sign" a measure requiring insurers to cover the cost of treatments for infertility: a measure of great interest to the Orthodox Jewish community.
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