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  • The brothers Farook: one a decorated veteran, the other a killer

    December 8, 2015 | 8:25 am

    One brother liked to party and chase girls. After high school, moved by what he saw as his patriotic duty, he enlisted in the Navy and received two medals recognizing his contributions to "the global war on terror."

    The other was deeply religious and became increasingly...

  • Sibling Rivalry

    December 6, 2013 | 8:10 am

    This Shabbat, Jews all over the world are reading Vayigash - a Torah portion that continues the saga of Joseph and his brothers, and the story of sibling rivalry that spiraled way, way out of control. Just to recap: Joseph is the young and favored son of our patriarch Jacob, and...

  • Judge won’t drop charges against Baltimore brothers

    May 2, 2012 | 3:30 pm

    A Baltimore judge will not drop the charges against two Jewish brothers accused of beating a black teenager.

    Judge Pamela White on Tuesday denied the motion to drop the charges against Avi and Eliyahu Werdesheim, according to The Associated Press.

    The brothers have pleaded not...

  • Brothers’ religious discrimination suit settled

    March 18, 2010 | 11:42 am

    A nationwide staffing company settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of two Jewish employees who were subjected to religious discrimination.

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had sued Texas-based Administaff, Inc., which provides human resource teams for small- to...

  • Ted Kennedy Dead at 77

    August 26, 2009 | 4:48 am


    U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a major figure in the Democratic Party who took the helm of one of America’s most fabled political families after two older brothers were assassinated, died late on Tuesday at age 77.

    “Edward M. Kennedy, the husband, father,...

  • Brotherly Advice

    By Adam Wills

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    In the last year, my younger brother has been asking for and taking my dating advice on an almost daily basis. It's a fact that continues to astound me. This isn't to say I don't have anything worthwhile to say on the topic, despite the fact that I'm married now and raising two kids....
  • Israel’s Cain and Abel Syndrome

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    "Cain's Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East," by Matt Rees (Free Press, $26).

    Journalist Matt Rees was born in Wales, the great-nephew of two brothers who joined the Imperial Camel Corps and made their way to Egypt in 1916. His uncles fought in a World War I...

  • Evan and Jaron

    By Amy Klein

    April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "Hey, Mr. Lowenstein, welcome to life."

    That's the wakeup call that Jaron Lowenstein, half of the pop duo "Evan and Jaron," says that he got this last year as he and his brother plan their comeback -- without a major studio backing.

    "We lived a charmed life, I felt like I've had...

  • On Sept. 11, Two Brothers Unite

    By E. Scott Menter

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Although I was there, I can't tell you much about the events of Sept. 11, 2001, that you don't already know. After all, you had CNN; I only had my two eyes and the prescription lenses I thankfully remembered to grab as I fled the apartment. Yes, I watched from a few blocks away as...

  • Native Son

    By J. D. Smith

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago, I wrote a story in these pages about my experiences as a Jewish Big Brother. As Paul Harvey says, here's "The Rest of the Story."

    My Little Brother, Josh, invited me to his graduation from Northwestern Law School last month. "No, thanks," I said. "I can do better....

  • A Swinging Time

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 2, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Joe and Harry Gantz, of the HBO peephole-fest "Taxicab Confessions," say it's a good thing they attend Reform Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills. "It's the most liberal synagogue in town," says Harry, 43, the more easygoing Gantz. "No one raises eyebrows about what we do."


  • Brothers In Arms

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 20, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Josh Kornbluth, 42, was depressed when Miramax shelved a film version of his Spalding Gray-like monologue, "Haiku Tunnel" several years ago. He resigned himself to life in the theater -- until his half-brother, Jacob, 28, made a radical suggestion: The brothers should make the movie...

  • Anti-SemitesPlead Guilty to Firebombing

    By Tom Tugend

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Two brothers, both self-proclaimed anti-Semites and white supremacists, pleaded guilty Sept. 7 to firebombing three synagogues in the Sacramento area two years ago.

    Benjamin Matthew Williams, 33, considered the instigator in the attacks, faces 30 years in federal prison. His...

  • Of One Mind

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Joel and Ethan Coen, the quirky auteurs of "Fargo," "Raising Arizona" and "The Big Lebowski," are groaning.

    They are recalling a recent viewing of their first feature film, "Blood Simple" (1984), a stylish, noirish tale of murder in Texas, which is being reissued in theaters today....