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  • Letters to the Editor: Cleveland Kidnappings, Hawking, Mount Zion Cemetery

    May 22, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    How Much Involvement?

    This is a thought-provoking article about our own responsibility as neighbors (“We Must Be Our Brother’s Keeper,” May 17). How do we strike the balance between being intrusive and being helpful?

    Haya Leah Molnar
    via jewishjournal.com

    Brotherhood

    In...

  • Modern slavery: Answering the cry

    May 15, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Modern slavery is everywhere, and women principally are its victims. 

    Whether kidnapped by a single deviant, as appears to be the case in Cleveland, or trafficked en masse across national borders for purposes of labor or sex exploitation, women’s lives are being stolen from them....

  • No one loves the stranger

    By Gina Nahai

    May 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    I know what happened with those three women in Cleveland, how one man was able to imprison and torture them in the middle of a residential neighborhood for 10 years, even though he had grown children, brothers, cousins who visited the house for hours at a time. It’s not a pretty...

  • Cleveland kidnappings: We must be our brother’s keeper

    May 14, 2013 | 4:38 pm

    It is not our place to judge the neighbors of Ariel Castro. We don’t know enough about the particular circumstances of those who lived near this man who allegedly held three women hostage for a decade to be able to judge whether things could have been different had they been paying...

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  • Cleveland-area march draws attention to unsolved murder

    May 13, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    More than 200 people participated in a community walk in suburban Cleveland to bring attention to the unsolved murder of Aliza Sherman, a Jewish mother of four.

    The marchers who gathered Sunday in Beachwood, Ohio, on Sunday, Mother’s Day, carried balloons past the home of Sherman...

  • Have the Courage to Stand Up For Others

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 10, 2013 | 11:11 am

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    As I sit at the computer this morning to write my weekly blog, I am unable to understand the swirl of thoughts that are going through my head. I am thinking about the women in Cleveland. I am thinking about a speaker we had at Beit T’Shuvah on Wednesday...

  • Cellist Weilerstein brings worldly depth to SoCal stages

    By Rick Schultz

    November 21, 2012 | 1:40 pm

    Cellist Alisa Weilerstein grew up in a thriving Jewish community in Cleveland, where before she became a bat mitzvah, she had already made her debut at age 13 with the Cleveland Orchestra. 

    Now 30, Weilerstein is the first cellist in more than 30 years to be signed to an...

  • Last pushes for Jewish votes in Ohio, other swing states stir emotions

    November 5, 2012 | 1:42 pm

    The family wedding. The entrance to the local synagogue. The future of Israel. Your precious grandchild.

    In the final days of what has been a close and bitterly contested election, it’s not so much that nothing is sacred in the fight for the Jewish vote. It’s that little that is...

  • Michael Siegal nominated to head Jewish federations

    May 15, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Michael Siegal of Cleveland has been nominated to chair the board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America.

    The JFNA nominating committee on Monday also announced the nomination of Dede (Diane) Feinberg of Washington, D.C., as chair of the Executive Committee and...

  • Browns pick Schwartz in NFL draft

    May 2, 2012 | 12:06 pm

    The second round of the NFL draft was not 30 minutes old when the phone rang in the Schwartz home on the afternoon of April 27.

    The family recognized the Cleveland area code. Mitchell Schwartz, the Cal offensive lineman who was expecting to be drafted, picked up the phone. Then he...

  • Former Nazi Guard John Demjanjuk dies at 91

    March 17, 2012 | 10:17 am

    John Demjanjuk, the Cleveland auto worker convicted as a death camp guard, died in a German nursing home.

    Demjanjuk, 91, died Saturday at an old-age home in southern Germany, where he was free while he appealed his conviction last year in the murder of 28,060 people at the Sobibor...

  • Survey of Cleveland Jewry finds stable population

    January 25, 2012 | 10:41 am

    A population study of the greater Cleveland area found that the Jewish population has remained relatively stable over the last 15 years.

    The 2011 Greater Cleveland Jewish Population Study, the first comprehensive survey since 1996, found 80,800 Jews living in the greater Cleveland...

  • Judge rejects Demjanjuk claim that documents withheld

    December 21, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A federal judge in Cleveland rejected a claim by convicted Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk that U.S. prosecutors withheld documents that could have helped his case.

    U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster ruled Tuesday that a 1985 FBI memo that questioned the legitimacy of a Nazi...

  • Omri Casspi’s Kings’ reign ends with trade to Cavs

    June 30, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    Omri Casspi, the first Israeli to play in the NBA, has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    The Sacramento Kings sent Casspi, 23, and a 2012 first-round draft pick to the Cavs in exchange for power forward J.J. Hickson in a deal announced Thursday.

    Casspi, a favorite of Jewish...

  • Ohio sports and my Marriage vows

    By Julia Bendis

    January 6, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    Most people know, I am not a big sports fan.  Sure I like to watch an occasional basketball game, only because every TV in the house has been hijacked to watch the Cleveland Cavaliers get their asses handed to them, yet again, by every single team in the NBA.  But, that’s for later…...

  • Forward’s salary rankings: Men got more money, better raises

    December 13, 2010 | 10:03 am

    The Forward’s second annual survey of 74 major Jewish national organizations found that in the past year, women lost ground in leadership, continued to lag behind men in pay and did not experience the same increases in salary that a majority of the men enjoyed despite these...

  • Buckeye State Gets a Jewish Museum

    By Susan H. Kahn

    November 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Stroll in the shadow of Jewish-owned factories like Glick Neckwear and Favorite Knitting Mills in Cleveland's long-vanished garment district. Take a seat in an art deco theater where Ethel Merman belts out a song. Round a corner to see Superman bursting through a wall. These are...