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Jewish Journal

Arthur J. Magida

  • Intrusion Alarm

    August 5, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Kobe Bryant. OJ Simpson. Robert Blake. Scott Peterson. Michael Jackson.

    The list goes on -- a roll call of the disgraced.

    Rapists and murderers and molesters, oh my! What hath California wrought. (I can safely say this because I'm writing from the smug and secure East Coast.)

    And...

  • No Compassion?

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    The day my mother was transferred from a nursing home to a hospice, I raced from Baltimore to northeastern Pennsylvania. This 80-mph excursion into death -- my mother's death -- might rescue me from whatever boredom and tedium had enveloped me, but it would also plunge me into a...

  • Sept. 11 Still Roils Our Nation’s Heritage

    September 4, 2003 | 7:59 pm

    Anniversaries take on lives of their own. The further from the original event, the more laden they become with symbolism, meaning and portent.

    Since the tempo of our time is fast, even abrupt, it's not surprising that since Sept. 11, 2001, we've backed away from the stomach-churning...