Jewish Journal

Deanne Stillman

  • The Blood of Arafat

    November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    There are reports that Yasser Arafat died from a blood disorder. His death, and in particular these reports, reminds me of a strange photograph that flew across the wires a couple days after Sept. 11. In it, Arafat was giving blood at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, arm...

  • Kol Nidre on the Nightclub Floor

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    My father was a song-and-dance man of the first order. He loved to tell jokes and he had a million of them. Singing, dancing, being funny, and a sometimes even more important semaphore, winking, were simply his preferred form of communication, almost obliterating the act of talking...