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  • Ghosts of Passovers Past

    By Amy Klein

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    I have never quite gotten used to celebrating two seders.

    After doing only one seder for each of the nine Passovers I was in Israel, the second night now seems like religious deja vu, a "Groundhog Day," where I'm setting the table yet again, rereading the haggadah and singing the...

  • A Boy and His Golem

    By Tom Tugend

    August 9, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    "Snow in August" is an offbeat TV movie, part gritty reality and part fantasy, at the center of which is the curious friendship between an Irish Catholic altar boy and a refugee rabbi in post-World War II Brooklyn.

    The two-hour production, based on the 1997 best-seller by Pete...

  • The Divorce Force

    March 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    By J.J. Goldberg

    Gangs of masked, Yiddish-speaking thugs inBrooklyn have been abducting Orthodox Jewish men and beating themsavagely to force them into granting their wives a religious divorce,or get, according to several men who say they were victims of such assaults.The beatings...

  • Of Morality and Memory

    By Tom Tugend

    September 18, 1997 | 8:00 pm


    Cast members, from left, Carlyle King, Jennifer Parsons(standing), Dorothy James and Rachel Davies. Toward the end of "The Yiddish Trojan Women" at the Theatre 40,the ghost of a woman murdered in a long-ago Polish pogrom begs hersister to "teach me how to look away," to ignore the...

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  • Cleared of Charges?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Charges against a Brooklyn Chassidic rabbi of groping a 15-year-old girl during a transpacific flight were part of an extortion plot and will be dismissed by federal prosecutors.

    So states prominent Washington attorney Nathan Lewin, who's representing Rabbi Israel Grunwald, leader of...

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