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Schmoozing with the Shammes of Shanghai

By Jack Weiss

October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

Shammes Wang Fa Liang with Councilman Jack Weiss.

The shammes of Shanghai is an 87-year-old man named Wang Fa Liang. I often write for this paper when I return from overseas travel, but halfway through my recent trip to China with Mayor... read full article
  • Life in the ‘hood: Gino Tortorella, hairdresser to the Jews

    By David Suissa

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    After 30 days of spiritual feasting, repenting, praying and partying, I think this is a good time to head into the hood and meet my buddy Gino Tortorella.

    I love Gino because he's entertaining in a Martin Scorsese sort of way -- he looks like a cross between Joe Pesci and Danny...

  • L.A. Shoah Survivor, Liberator to Reunite

    By Tom Tugend

    July 28, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    After 60 years and 10 days, Samuel Goetz finally found the GI who liberated him on May 6, 1945.

    On that sunny spring day in Austria, Goetz was a 16-year-old survivor of three Nazi camps, weighing less than 80 pounds. Robert Persinger, a Midwest farm boy, was a 21-year- old sergeant...

  • Transcript to the 10 p.m. ET Show

    December 16, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Scarborough Country' for Dec. 8

    Read the transcript to the 10 p.m. ET show

    Updated: 10:48 a.m. ET Dec. 9, 2004

    Guest: Pat Lalama, Loretta Sanchez,LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Giroux, Bill Donahue, Govindini Murty, Shmuley Boteach

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  • More Than Surviving

    By Julie G Fax

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Nandor Markovic was lying in the gutter, awaiting death. He had already seen his best friend shot in the head, but Markovic could not take another step on the German-led march in 1945.

    "I won't waste a bullet on you," a soldier said. "You're already dead."

    He doesn't know how much...

  • Patriot Paranoia?

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    By chance, Bet Tzedek Legal Services sponsored a program on the American Patriot Act just about the

    same time readers were beginning to get their copies of Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America."

    It was a perfect combination. The Patriot Act, hurriedly passed by Congress and...

  • Q & A With Wilda Spalding

    By Sarah Price Brown

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Open Wilda Spalding's "little black book," and you'll discover a code of ethics -- written in part by Eleanor Roosevelt and adopted by the United Nations in 1948: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    Spalding, who will be at the University of Judaism on Oct. 26, has been a...

  • A Personal Reflection on General Assemblv Actions on Israel and thePractice of Conversion

    By Doug Huneke

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I have devoted almost my entire professional career to fostering interfaith understanding, respect and cooperation. In recent years I feel that I have exhausted my soul trying to balance a deep desire for this part of my calling with decisions and actions at the highest levels of...

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