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Tim Boxer At Appeal Of Conscience

10/07/2012
Jewish Week Correspondent

In introducing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Appeal of Conscience Foundation awards dinner, Henry Kissinger made note of his own public service as National Security Advisor in the White House and Secretary of State in the 1970s.

“The only reason I mention it,” he said, “is because never before and never since has the White House and the State Department been as amicable as it was then.”

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepts World Statesman Award from Rabbi Arthur Schneier with Henry Kissinger.

ADL Chair On Monitoring Anti-Semitism

10/05/2012
Staff Writer

Robert G. Sugarman of Manhattan will be completing his three-year term Nov. 15 as national chairman of the Anti-Defamation League. Both his parents and his uncle were longtime ADL leaders, and Sugarman has served as a national commissioner for nearly 30 years.

ADL’s Robert Sugarman: “Anti-Semitism is alive and well.”

A Military Man Leaves The Theater

Born in a displaced person camp in Paris, Rabbi Jacob Goldstein retired as an Army chaplain after 38 years.

05/20/2015
Staff Writer

Rabbi Jacob Goldstein retired last month after 38 years as a U.S. Army chaplain having reached the mandatory retirement age of 68. He held the rank of colonel and was the longest serving Jewish chaplain in the U.S. military.

Rabbi Goldstein, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Paris after World War II, immigrated with his family to the United States shortly after his birth. He graduated from the Lubavitch Rabbinical Seminary, where he was ordained. He currently serves as an assistant commissioner of housing for New York State, as a chaplain with the U.S. Secret Service, and as chairman of Community Board 9 in the Crown Heights area of Brooklyn. The Jewish Week spoke with him last week by telephone. This is an edited transcript.

Col. Jacob Goldstein: Spent nearly 40 years as an Army chaplain.

Shavuot In Israel, Black Hebrews Style

05/19/2015
Staff Writer

In Israel, Shavuot, a one-day holiday, is a time of family meals topped off with cheesecake, picnics and excursions to the seashore, all-night study sessions in Orthodox circles and the recitation of the Hallel prayers in many synagogues.

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Immigration, Then And Now

05/19/2015
Travel Writer

At a seaside café near the Greek-Albanian border, during halftime of last week’s European Champions League soccer match between Barcelona and Munich, I got an unexpected lesson in the European perspective on immigration, minorities and diaspora.

Post-communist immigration has changed the face of Europe. Above, a street scene in Greece.  Hilary Danailova/JW

Reading Kafka On Shavuot

05/19/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

We don’t know where the Torah was given, we don’t know when the Torah was given, we don’t know if the Torah was given.”

Dan Schifrin

What Chaplains Do

A Naval Academy rabbi knew the midshipman killed in the Amtrak crash and served at the funeral.

05/19/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

When people think of rabbis, they instinctively associate them with synagogues. That’s where most people encounter rabbis – when they come to services.

Rabbi Yonatan Warren, in glasses, with the family at Justin Zemser's funeral. Getty Images

How Maria Met Yitz

05/17/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

Yitz Lauterbach met Maria Kharina in an international relations class at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Appropriately, their own backgrounds made for an interesting international relationship.

Yitz and Maria Lauterbach. Courtesy of yarovinsky.co.il

Quintuple Simcha At YU

05/12/2015
Staff Writer

A tradition at Yeshiva University that is more than a half-century old continues this Sunday — the graduation of members of the extended Schreiber family.

Yeshiva University

At Friends Of The IDF Dinner, Inbal Mourns Her Twin Brother

05/12/2015
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Inbal Grintzvaig remembers her brother Avi so well. She says he was the average mischievous brother who was always getting into trouble growing up in Petach Tikvah. Nothing serious. Because they were twins, their parents made sure they were placed in different classes in school “so we can develop our own identity.”

Lt. Inbal Grintzvaig misses her twin brother. Tim Boxer/JW
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