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  • Five Jews Nab Nobel Science Wins

    By Tom Tugend

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    When David J. Gross, a winner of this year's Nobel Prize in physics, was asked whether he was Jewish, he told a reporter, "What do you think? Of course!"

    The same affirmative answer applied to five out of six 2004 science Nobel Laureates. Two are Israelis, three are Americans -- all...

  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare.

    "Obviously one of our fears when the...

  • Episcopal Church Mulls Divestment

    By David Finnigan

    October 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish leaders are displeased with another mainline Protestant church's call for divestment of church funds from companies doing business with Israel, with Southern California clergy trying to quell what could be an interfaith nightmare.

    "Obviously one of our fears when the...

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  • Her Study of Death Gives Life Meaning

    By Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark

    September 30, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, the psychiatrist who wrote the pioneering work, "On Death and Dying," in 1969, was not Jewish. But Jewish survival through the Holocaust provided the transformative idea that would establish the career of Kubler-Ross and would ultimately revolutionize...

  • Front-Line Valor

    By Abraham Rabinovich

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    As a journalist in the Yom Kippur War, I came upon a Patton tank company refueling behind the Israeli lines in Sinai during the last

    week of fighting. Nearby, an artillery battery was firing in support of forces beginning to cross the Suez Canal through the hole in the Egyptian lines...

  • Gerda Straus Mathan

    September 16, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Gerda Straus Mathan, a well-respected, Berkeley-based photographer of Jewish and other subjects who studied with Ansel Adams and lived for a time in Southern California, died Aug. 10 following a long illness. She was 83.

    A photojournalist with degrees in biology, zoology and art,...

  • Jack Spitzer

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Jack Spitzer, an international Jewish leader and prominent Mercer Island banker and philanthropist, died Saturday, July 31) after suffering a cardiac arrest several days earlier. He was 86.

    An Israeli university, King County libraries, black South Africans who wanted to become...

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