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  • 10 years to the Columbia Disaster

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 1, 2013 | 10:41 am

    February 1st, 2003, 16:30 pm. My family and I were all sitting in the car, on our way to visit long distance family members. This was supposed to be a big day: Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli Astronaut and an old family friend, was supposed to land at Cape Canaveral, along with six...

  • Israel ready to train new astronaut

    January 31, 2013 | 1:16 pm

    Ten years after the death of Ilan Ramon on the space shuttle Columbia, Israel is ready to train a new astronaut.

    Israel Space Agency chairman Yitzhak Ben Israel said Wednesday that the agency is in talks with international space agencies to place an Israeli astronaut on the...

  • Conversations From Twitter – Part 2

    By Ilana Angel

    May 24, 2012 | 1:27 am

    Last week I began my series of interviews with reality TV fans who follow me on Twitter.  I spoke with and it was great.  She is a wonderful lady, a lover of reality TV, and a southern belle.  This week it was my pleasure to speak...

  • Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon’s widow to attend school renaming event

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 21, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Rona Ramon, widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon, who was killed in the Columbia space shuttle disaster, will join in a festive event on March 25, marking the renaming of a Jewish day school in her husband’s honor.

    Also participating will be relatives of two of Ramon’s crew...

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  • U.S. probing bias allegation at Columbia

    October 5, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Columbia University for allegedly discriminating against a Jewish student.

    The probe by the department’s Office for Civil Rights concerns an Orthodox student at the Columbia-affiliated Barnard College who was “steered” by an academic...

  • Columbia students disinvited from Ahmadinejad dinner

    September 21, 2011 | 11:41 am

    Members of a Columbia University international relations group will not attend a dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad after the invitation was withdrawn.

    The invitation to about one dozen members of the Columbia International Relations Council and Association was...

  • Israeli pilot Assaf Ramon buried next to astronaut father

    September 14, 2009 | 4:22 pm

    Israeli pilot Assaf Ramon was buried next to his father, astronaut Ilan Ramon, a day after he was killed in a training accident.

    Ramon, 20, who was made an Air Force captain posthumously, died Sunday in a crash in the Hebron Hills while flying an F-16 aircraft as part of advanced...

  • VIDEO: Kids make shofars with Chabad in South Carolina

    By The Web Guy

    September 23, 2008 | 2:59 am

    65 Jewish children from Columbia, S.C. learn how to make a shofar with Rabbi Levi Marrus. 

    The Gipsy Kings, we think, only sing in the video.

     

  • ‘Tragic Loss’ documents Israeli astronaut’s ill-fated flight

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Space escapades have been filling the news of late, from the tale of a jealous NASA astronaut stalking her rival to Virgin Galactic's 99-minute trek into space for $200,000. But it is all a far cry from the devastating turn space travel took four years ago, when the space shuttle...
  • Spectator - A Three Nyuks Salute

    By George Robinson

    December 29, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Three Jews are in a room screaming at one another, poking each other in the eyes, hitting each other on the head with objects ranging from frying pans to anvils. It's either a meeting of the synagogue's board of trustees or a Three Stooges film festival. Fortunately, this time, it's...

  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One year ago, Kol Tikvah Religious School in Woodland Hills started a letter-writing campaign to Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon. The students sent letters to him wishing him well and telling him how proud they were of his accomplishments, letting him know he was not only important to...

  • Light From Sorrow

    By Irene Brown

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    As an aerospace writer, I have watched 87 crews slip the bonds of Earth's gravity and rocket away into space.

    The tension is tangible each time the laws of physics are put to the test. On Saturday, out of the blue, we all learned a cruel lesson about the speed, heat and friction...

  • Moments of Silence

    By Rob Eshman

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    There were a lot of moments of silence this week.

    There was the one early Saturday morning when you first heard the news of the space shuttle Columbia's disappearance. Whoever told you, whomever you told, there was that instant of disbelief, that moment when words failed you.

    As...

  • Israel Mourns

    By Naomi Segal

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even for Israelis hardened by years of dealing with Palestinian terrorism, the death of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon came as a difficult blow.

    The weather itself seemed to reflect the national mood: A thick, mustard-colored fog blanketed Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after Ramon...

  • Where No Israeli Has Gone Before

    By Irene Brown

    July 18, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    For 25 years, Ilan Ramon strapped himself into fighter jets to help protect Israel. Soon, the air force colonel will have a chance to view his embattled homeland from a perspective never before seen by a sabra. Ramon, a 48-year-old father of four, is going into space.

    "Every time...

  • Double Identity

    By Michael Aushenker

    June 27, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Vocalist Vanessa Paloma can not wait to sing at Fiesta Shalom on June 30. For the Angeleno, who performs Ladino music with her band, Flor de Serena, Fiesta Shalom, a celebration of her Jewish and Latin ethnicities, is a far cry from the mixed feelings she used to experience about...