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  • You Rule

    By Rabbi Haim Ovadia

    November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    "While all other sciences have advanced, government is at a standstill -- little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago." -- John Adams

    If the art of government had improved, then war, disease and poverty inflicted by the tyranny and selfishness of man, as well...

  • Tough Guys

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 12, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Reading "The Collected Stories of Isaac Babel" (W. Norton & Co., 2002) in paperback, edited by Babel's daughter, Nathalie, got me thinking about Jewish gangsters and tough guys.

    Babel was born in Odessa in 1894. He wrote of Odessa's Jewish underworld and its gangsters in sparkling...

  • Your Letters

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    David Lehrer

    As a former colleague of David Lehrer, I am shocked and saddened by his firing by Abe Foxman ("Lehrer to Leave," Dec. 28). Lehrer's dedication to the protection of the Jewish community was always tantamount, and he was ever the consummate professional.

    However, I am...