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  • Ginger Jews

    By Roger Price

    June 16, 2015 | 10:11 am

    Last year, about two hundred red haired Israeli Jews gathered for a conference at Kibbutz Gezer in Israel. While that is a nice size group, there were, apparently, many hundreds who were interested in attending, but unable to do so. Those who attended the conference shared...

  • May 6, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 6, 2013 | 3:14 am

    The US

    Headline: No early warning for U.S. on Israeli strikes in Syria

    To Read: David Rhode writes about the State Department's inefficient aid and civilian outreach programs in the Middle East-

    The goal should not be to hurl tens of billions of U.S. taxpayer dollars at...

  • The joy and pain of being celebrity Charles Dickens

    By Danielle Berrin

    August 10, 2012 | 2:33 pm

    “The life of almost any man possessing great gifts, would be a sad book to himself,” Charles Dickens wrote in the essay “Landor’s Life” in 1869.

    Dickens was addressing what almost any person of talent, fame or accomplishment must confront in themselves: How much of their life,...

  • Professor Donates Dickens Collection

    By Tom Tugend

    December 4, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fagin, who recruits a gang of young thieves in "Oliver Twist," is arguably the most villainous caricature of a Jew in English literature -- not excepting Shakespeare's Shylock -- but his creator, Charles Dickens, was no dyed-in-the-wool anti-Semite.

    Indeed, in "Our Mutual Friend,"...