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  • New York takes unprecedented steps ahead of Irene

    August 26, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    New York City on Friday ordered the evacuation of more than 250,000 people and prepared to shut down its entire mass transit system, both unprecedented measures ahead of the expected battering from Hurricane Irene.

    The powerful and unusually large storm trudged up the U.S. East...

  • Massive flooding damages Jewish infrastructure in Melbourne

    February 7, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Mass flash flooding triggered by Cyclone Yasi caused severe damage to Jewish community buildings in Melbourne.

    Floods stormed through several suburbs heavily populated by Melbourne’s Jewish community of 50,000 on the evening of Feb. 4, prompting the closure of the Sephardi...

  • Only Connect

    By Rob Eshman

    August 17, 2010 | 7:15 pm

    I’ve had a very Muslim week.

    It began just after Shabbat on Aug. 8, when I drove to Exposition Park to attend the Pakistan Independence Day festival. A member of

    the organizing committee invited me, and, to be honest, I expected to walk into a picnic area and get stared at by a...

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