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Forms of Frustration

By Mike Levy

July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

Marie Kaufman needed help.

Even though the 60-year-old social worker is the president of a Holocaust child survivor's support group and has worked as an interviewer for Survivors of the... read full article

  • Not for Keeps

    By Burt Prelutsky

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    There are lots of things wrong with awards, aside from the fact that I so rarely win one. First off, there are way too many of them. All some people have to do is show up, and you know there's an award in store for them. Every time Steven Spielberg leaves his house, I guarantee he...

  • Mother of Invention

    By Jane Ulman

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The photographs from my son Gabe's bar mitzvah sit on my dining room table, waiting to be ordered.

    His bar mitzvah took place more than a year ago.

    The handpainted needlepoint canvas that I am stitching for my husband's 50th birthday remains unfinished. Never mind that he's now 51.

    I...

  • Peace and Processing

    By Stuart Schoffman

    April 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On a recent Tuesday even-ing, 24 hours before the arrival of Yom HaShoah, I attended a symposium in Jerusalem on a subject both intriguing and urgent: "To Acknowledge the Suffering of the 'Other': Religious Obligation, Psychological Challenge." The sponsor was Oz VeShalom-Netivot...

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  • Was FDR to Blame?

    By Leonard Fein

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars will doubtless continue to debate Franklin Roosevelt's actions -- and inaction -- regarding the Holocaust. What did he know? When did he know it? Didn't he care, or did he really believe that the best and quickest way to help the Jews was, as he repeatedly argued, to win the...

  • FDR’s Holocaust of Inaction

    By Sidney Zion

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    FDR died on April 12, 1945. I was 11 years old and heard the news on the radio in the bird store, where I was buying seed for my little canary.

    I ran home to tell Grandma. She broke into tears. "What will happen to the Jews?" she said.

    They were dead, the Six Million, but the war in...

  • Draining the Swamps

    By Stuart Schoffman

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Passover in Jerusalem, the holiday of freedom. Wildflowers decorate the hillsides, allergic sneezers fill the sidewalk cafes, schoolchildren on vacation munch matzah at the zoo, and Israel's month-old national unity government, top-heavy with the biggest number of ministers in our...

  • Strangers at the Feast

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    April 5, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    My worst Passover was my first in Los Angeles, more than half a lifetime ago. I had nowhere to go the first night, and the second night, a college friend took me to an institutional seder that was so sterile and faceless that I went home early and, paraphrasing Scarlett O'Hara,...

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