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  • Political Fight Wages Over Abbas

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The capture of Mohammed "Abu" Abbas may advance the U.S. war on terror, but it also could set off a political time bomb.

    Less than a day after U.S. Special Operations Forces in Baghdad nabbed the mastermind of the infamous 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking, parties ranging...

  • A Pass-SOVA Tradition

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A jar of gefilte fish, a bottle of Tzali's grape juice, Manischewitz matzah ball soup mix, Streit's macaroons, Trader Joe's horseradish, matzah, Sun-Maid raisins. All the makings for a Passover seder -- even if you're homeless.

    On a sunny Friday morning in March at SOVA's humble West...

  • We Must Share Our Blessings With the Poor

    By Rabbi Alan Henkin

    April 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As we began our seders this week, one of our first acts was yachatz. We held high a matzah and recited, "Ha Lachma Anya" (behold, the matzah, the bread of poverty, which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt.)

    The very flatness and blandness of the matzah remind us of the empty and...

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  • Community Briefs

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Mintz Sentenced on Porn Charge

    Rabbi Juda Mintz has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for viewing child pornography on the Internet. In February 2002, Mintz, 60, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child pornography. After numerous delays, Trenton, N.J....

  • All Is Not Lost

    By Leonard Fein

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In case you haven't noticed -- but of course you have -- these are not the best of times. There are even those who assert they are the worst of times, but on the perfectly reasonable supposition that things can always get still worse, I won't go that far.

    You've also noticed that...

  • Marine Becomes 1st Jewish War Death

    By Joe Berkofsky

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    As a young boy, Mark Evnin insisted on wearing a yarmulke to the Boy Scouts and later talked of enlisting in the Israel Defense Forces.

    Now, even without his body, the family of the first known Jewish casualty of the Iraq War is sitting shiva at their home in Burlington, Vt.

    On...

  • World Briefs

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Tel Aviv Closes Down War Room

    Officials in Tel Aviv closed down an office set up to deal with possible Iraqi attacks on the coastal city. The municipality cited budgetary constraints in making the move, the daily Ha'aretz reported. Any subsequent emergencies will be handled by...

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