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Warts and All

By Tom Tugend

November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

Golda Meir, then Israel's foreign minister, with U.S. President John F. Kennedy during a meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., December 1962.

True to its title, the documentary "In Search of Peace (Part One: 1948-1967)" covers the broad sweep of history during Israel's first two decades, but it is the small human touches that... read full article

  • Focusing on the Good

    By Tom Tugend

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Josie E. Martin stood late last month in the social hall of Lesterps as the mayor formally invested her as "la premiere citoyenne honoraire" (the first honorary citizen) of the tiny village in southwest France. Fifty-six years earlier, in 1944, the then 6-year-old girl was also in...

  • Get Up and Go!

    By Ani Dumas

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    As adults, we probably know the steps to take toward better health. Parents, teachers and health professionals have reminded us of the essentials: eat a balanced diet, don't smoke, exercise, get plenty of sleep and have regular check-ups. What they never explained is why? Centuries...

  • Hollywood Mecca

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Lewis Sluskin must have been an imposing man at one time; tall and broad shouldered, with a clear, no-nonsense manner that one often finds in those who work behind rather than in front of the camera - in his case, as a property master for more than 45 years. He is still a man of...

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  • A Man for All Seasons

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Not many people get to be celebrated in their own time. Most of us pass from this earth and never know the effect we have had on others' lives.

    This makes the celebration held Nov. 5 for Arthur Pinchev particularly poignant. Pinchev, 49, has spent the past three decades at the...

  • Twenty-First-Century Racist

    By David Evanier

    November 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Until he was indicted in San Diego last week on charges of harassing a Jewish congressman, a Latino mayor and two other officials, Alexander James Curtis thought he was one of the smartest racists around, smarter than the police and the federal government.

    Curtis, a 25-year-old former...

  • End in Sight

    By Tom Tugend

    November 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Establishment of a $4.2 million humanitarian fund to aid needy Holocaust survivors in California has been delayed by bureaucratic snafus for almost a year, but there are strong hopes that the fund will finally be operative by the end of the year.

    An agreement by three Dutch insurance...

  • Happiest Days on Earth

    By Julie G Fax

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    One year on Sukkot, as Rabbi Yitzchok Summers watched his kids bounce through the play structures at Camp Snoopy in Knott's Berry Farm, a park employee approached him to ask if this was a special group trip.

    While the most direct answer was no, the proliferation of Jewish...

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