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Jewish Journal

Judy R. Gruen

  • Of Chanukah, Grandfathers and the Real Meaning of the Light

    December 10, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    My two grandfathers held one another in respectful, yet distant regard. My mother's father, a Polish-born, Conservative rabbi, devoted his life to Jewish education and study. He had little use for popular entertainment, and, despite his keen intelligence, rarely appreciated the jokes...
  • A Committed Life

    October 22, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    For as long as she can remember, Dr. Beth Karlan has been driven to answer one elusive question: what is the difference between a normal cell and a cancerous cell? While the question is common among medical researchers, Karlan's progress in discovering at least a partial answer has...