Jewish Journal

Avigail Schwartz

  • Rabbi Ending Long Hitch in Military

    February 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Losing Rabbi David Lapp to retirement is "like losing someone on the battlefield, someone who suffered the mud and the pain and the loneliness with you," said Maj. Rabbi Carlos Huerta, the Jewish community chaplain at the U.S. Military Academy.

    Lapp is retiring as head of the Jewish...

  • Wasserstein Chronicled Modern Women

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Playwright Wendy Wasserstein, known for wry portrayals of strong, conflicted, contemporary women in prizewinning works such as "The Heidi Chronicles," died this week in New York.

    While not always overtly Jewish, her characters still bore the mark of the playwright's traditional...