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  • Ghost of holocaust haunts visitor exploring Germany

    By Merissa Nathan Gerson

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It took me more than a year to buy my ticket. My sister was living in Berlin, and I was supposed to visit her. What she didn't know each time she asked me to come see her was how present the Holocaust was for me in my work.

    I was unveiling the war's history in my own writing while...

  • The other refugees

    By David Suissa

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm



    Is there a more loaded word in the Arab-Israeli conflict than "refugee"? Is there anything more visceral or emotional than the sight of millions of Palestinians living in miserable refugee camps for three generations?

    If any one thing has symbolized the Palestinian cause and put...

  • Debra Winger explores Jewish/Arab day schools

    By Orit Arfa

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Students at the Hand in Hand Max Rayne Bilingual School in Jerusalem didn't know they were meeting a celebrity. They weren't born when the films "Officer and a Gentleman" and "Terms of Endearment" garnered Debra Winger her Oscar nominations.

    But Winger's tour last month to the Hand...

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  • Segway inventor Dean Kamen brings his high-tech vision to Israel

    By Dina Kraft

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Dean Kamen, the multimillionaire inventor renowned for the Segway personal transporter, traveled to Israel with a message for teenagers: Careers in science will help make them the rock stars of their generation.

    Taking a break from his current innovations, which include developing a...

  • Blood Brothers: How a gift of lifesaving bone marrow united two strangers

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Although they live more than 12,000 miles apart, Yosef Eliezrie and Moshe Price have a lot in common. Eliezrie, 21, is a Los Angeles yeshiva student preparing to become rabbi, like his father. Price, 24, studies in a Jerusalem yeshiva. His father is also a rabbi. The two are not...
  • Celebrating Israel’s 60th, Skirball Style

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There are many ways to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, and the Skirball Cultural Center is leading with its strength by offering a series of wide-ranging programs of art shows, music, film and lectures.

    Two current shows pay tribute to the nation's distaff side: "Ziva Sivan:...

  • Livni asks Arab moderates for help with peace process

    By Leslie Susser

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni flew to the Qatari capital of Doha in the Persian Gulf this week with an ambitious goal: changing moderate Arab attitudes toward Israel.

    Livni hoped to convince the Persian Gulf states and other Arab moderates that they and Israel should be on the...

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