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...
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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...
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...
August 26, 2009 | 4:48 am
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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,...
July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pmIn 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....
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...
April 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm
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...
June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm
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."
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...
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...
July 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm