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  • Opinion: Sharpton and the riots 20 years later

    August 22, 2011 | 8:18 am

    On Sept. 17, 1991, almost a month after the tragic car accident that set off the Crown Heights Riots, Rev. Al Sharpton went to Israel to serve the driver of the car, Yosef Lifsh, with a wrongful death lawsuit. When Sharpton arrived in Israel, he was recognized by an individual who,...

  • Building Bridges   in Brooklyn

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Two year ago, when Jeremy Kagan met Yudi Simon, a Chasid, and T.J. Moses, an African American, the young men lived just four blocks from each other in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

    "But it may as well have been 50 miles," he said.

    Their tenuous relationship is the focus of Kagan's new...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    October 10, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Princeton, MIT Professors Win Nobels

    A professor with dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship is sharing this year's Nobel Prize in Economics Sciences. Daniel Kahneman, 68, based at Princeton University, is sharing the roughly $1 million prize with professor Vernon Smith, 75, of George...