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  • THE FORGOTTEN MAN

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    Alan Gross is almost out of hope.  

    In late November 2009, Gross, a technology consultant from Potomac, Md., left the United States for Cuba for his fifth trip there in eight months, a trip that was supposed to last for, at most, a few weeks. He was 60 at the time.

    Nearly five...

  • Alan Gross’ wife hoping Cubans reciprocate humanitarian gesture

    March 20, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    The wife of Alan Gross welcomed a judge’s decision to temporarily release a convicted Cuban spy to visit his ailing brother and said she hoped the Cuban government would grant a similar request to her husband.

    “I empathize with Rene Gonzalez’s need to visit a dying family...

  • Jewish leaders appeal to Cuba to free Gross

    March 8, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Jewish leaders have called on the Cuban government to release Jewish U.S. government contractor Alan Gross, jailed for more than a year, for time served.

    Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Monday issued their humanitarian appeal to the...

  • Fight or flight? A Jewish Cuban mom wonders

    By Robert David Jaffee

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Melinda Lopez's "Sonia Flew," which opens at the Laguna Playhouse on Sept. 16, depicts the parallel struggles of a Cuban girl in 1961 and a half-Jewish, half-Cuban American boy just after Sept. 11.
     
    Of Cubans and Jews, Lopez says, "These are two cultures that have experienced...
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  • High Ideals and a Hot Bod

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 11, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Writers as varied as Shakespeare and Sir Walter Scott have written of the exotic beauty of Jewish women. But what about Jewish men?

    In "It Happened in Havana," a new play by Raul De Cardenas, that is playing at the Bilingual Foundation for the Arts, Marcos, a Jewish Cuban American,...

  • Teen Called ‘Amiga de Cuba’

    By Journal Report

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Since traveling to Cuba several times with her mother, who organizes relief missions for Cuban Jews through her travel agency, Daniella Gruber has returned home changed by the experience.

    "Both Daniella and I will never forget the images in our minds of these old Jews, some who are...

  • Cuban Jews’ Plight Sparks Drive to Help

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Tourist Cuba is a bit like a time-machine ride through a Cold War theme park. Vintage Detroit autos rumble past charming Havana hotels refurbished to their pre-revolutionary glory. Posters for featured movies at a film festival keep company with ones that blare slogans like, "La...

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