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A Monument To Dad

11/14/2003
Editor and Publisher
Louis Kahn, one of the most celebrated architects of the 20th century, died of a heart attack, alone and without ID, in the men’s room at Penn Station in 1974 at the age of 73. Ever since then his son, Nathaniel, who was 11 at the time, has sought to better understand the highly talented and deeply complex man who hardly acknowledged his illegitimate offspring.

The GA Without A Buzz

11/19/2004
Editor and Publisher
Cleveland — Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon did not attend the General Assembly, the annual convention of the United Jewish Communities here this week, as originally planned. In his stead he sent his foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, a respected but low-key politician whose speech to the delegates at a plenary Sunday night drew applause for his portrayal of the strong bonds between Israel and American Jewry but tugged at few heartstrings. \

Anger At The Forgiver

09/22/2006
Staff Writer
Anger, disbelief and astonishment are among the reactions of a group of Holocaust survivors who recently screened “Forgiving Dr. Mengele,” the documentary about Eva Kor’s decision to forgive the Nazis. “I can’t forgive and forget,” says Celia Feldman, who was sent to Auschwitz in 1944. “And I thank God I’m not a twin.”

PLO, PA Must Pay Up

12/02/2005
Staff Writer
Although the U.S. Supreme Court refused this week to set aside a $116 million judgment against the Palestine Liberation Organization for its role in the murder of a Jewish couple near the West Bank in 1996, the lawyer representing the couple's children said the PLO continues to ignore the order.

Spy Case Raising Troubling Questions

04/23/2008
Staff Writer
The arrest Tuesday of Ben-Ami Kadish, an 84-year-old retired New Jersey mechanical engineer, on charges of passing nuclear secrets to Israel in the 1980s raises several tantalizing and puzzling questions: What could have led a federal grand jury sitting in Manhattan investigating espionage activities against the United States to issue a subpoena for Kadish, who lives in Monroe Township, N.J.? It is alleged that he shared with Israel classified documents from the Army facility in Dover, N.J., where he worked.

Quarter Of UJC Katrina Relief Money Spent

10/21/2005
Staff Writer
Almost two months after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, prompting an outpouring of financial aid from the Jewish community, a fuller picture is first emerging about how the United Jewish Communities has spent about one-fourth of the $21.5 million it has raised. That picture reveals the difficulties the organization has had in determining where the money would best be used, the thinking behind the allocation process, and the complexity of working with the federal government and other relief organizations.

Outreach Miracle?

11/17/2006
Staff Writer
A Boston study being touted this week by some as proof that outreach to intermarried couples results in an increased number of their children being raised as Jews is being questioned by others who suggest that such a conclusion might be fallacious or premature.

Outreach Miracle?

11/17/2006
Staff Writer
A Boston study being touted this week by some as proof that outreach to intermarried couples results in an increased number of their children being raised as Jews is being questioned by others who suggest that such a conclusion might be fallacious or premature.

Unkosher Goings-On At Meat Plant

03/17/2006
Staff Writer
In a damning report, a federal investigation in late 2004 found that employees of one of the nation's major kosher slaughterhouses "had engaged in acts of inhumane slaughter," that federal inspectors did nothing to stop it and instead accepted gifts of meat from plant employees. Further, the inspectors were found in their offices playing video games, the report said.

'Jesus' Barred From Air Force Invocations

02/10/2006
Staff Writer
Despite strong protests by leading Republican members of Congress, the U.S. Air Force was expected to issue revised religious guidelines this week that continue to bar Christian chaplains from praying in Jesus' name during official government ceremonies and place restraints on Evangelical chaplains, The Jewish Week has learned.
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