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  • Disabled Access in Israel: Still Needs Work

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    July 30, 2015 | 6:28 am

    We are nearing the end of a ten-day stay in Israel with our son, Danny, who uses a large stroller/walker to get around, and although physical access has greatly improved since our last trip with him in 2009, it is still very difficult to get around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv with...

  • What’s in a name? The false narrative of Kristallnacht

    November 7, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Two years ago, I was among a group of 24 young American Jews visiting a Protestant Church in Berlin to commemorate the anniversary of Kristallnacht. On that night, November 9, 1938, Nazi gangs destroyed thousands of synagogues and other Jewish-owned buildings across Germany,...

  • Judea Pearl reaches out to young Jews

    By Ryan Torok

    October 23, 2013 | 5:11 pm

    “I look at young Jewish boys as the army of the future, the elite force of the army of decency.”

    With these strong words, Judea Pearl — activist, scholar and father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl — used an Oct. 17 lecture to a group of Millennials to emphasize...

  • Access to Temple Mount restricted

    March 29, 2010 | 3:23 pm

    Israeli police have restricted Muslim access to the Temple Mount over fears of more violence.

    On Monday, police allowed only Muslim men above the age of 50 and all women access to the Temple Mount. No other visitors are being permitted, according to reports. It is not known when the...

  • Broadband: Not for kids only

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 18, 2008 | 3:44 am

    "It doesn't matter if my parents have broadband or not -- they're just as clueless about a computer with a fast connection to the Internet as a slow one."

    The words came from a musician in his 20s, a well-educated African American who works with artists in hip-hop culture. He was...

  • Task Force Reviews Access for Disabled

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 2, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Childhood polio didn't slow Jay Kruger. Although he couldn't run, Kruger led a normal life as a teenager and into adulthood. Now, like other seniors experiencing post-polio syndrome, his strength is receding. To get around, three years ago he began relying on an electric wheelchair...

  • Mezuzah Mouse

    By Wendy Mogel

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The beginning of the new school year radically increases the frequency of beeps, clicks, buzzes, rings and stutter dials in my home. My stack of unreturned phone calls is beginning to teeter. Reflecting on these mixed blessings, I am reminded of an incident from way back in the...