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  • Jon Stewart lobbies for 9/11 first responder benefits on Capitol Hill

    September 17, 2015 | 1:26 pm

    Jon Stewart lobbied members of Congress to extend benefits to workers and first responders who were injured or sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

    The former host of “The Daily Show” spoke to Ground Zero first responders, advocates and other Sept. 11 survivors at a rally...

  • ‘Chained’ Orthodox women and four other forgotten Jewish stories from Sept. 11

    September 10, 2015 | 2:50 pm

    Every year, Sept. 11 is commemorated across the United States in schools, synagogues and other public places. But 14 years on, some of the fallout from the devastating attack has inevitably slipped from public memory. Here are five forgotten stories of Sept. 11 that involve the...

  • Personal grief, national grief and how we remember

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 8, 2015 | 5:35 pm

    It’s that time of year again, when I feel less like a citizen of Los Angeles and more like the New Yorker I was before my Western migration seven years ago. A look at the calendar, a clear blue sky, a helicopter circling overhead all cause an idiopathic pang that transports me back...

  • Was G-d at Ground Zero?

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    September 12, 2011 | 2:38 pm

    I visited Ground Zero at midnight on the tenth anniversary of 9/11 and felt myself transported, as if by a time machine, back to that terrible day that changed America forever. An eerie stillness hung over the site, reminiscent of a visit to a cemetery, an apt description for a place...

  • Opinion: 9/11, 10 years later

    By Rob Eshman

    September 7, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    When I was in New York last week, I prowled Ground Zero. I couldn’t actually touch it — the entire site is now a massive construction zone, a concatenation of Shanghais, encircled in chain link, surrounded by uniformed officers of the New York City Police Department.

    I crossed...

  • Jewish interfaith leaders urge Shabbat sermon about Islam

    September 3, 2010 | 11:21 am

    A group of Jewish interfaith educators is asking rabbis to talk about Islam next Shabbat.

    A letter signed by six prominent rabbis and scholars points out that Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, falls on Sept. 11, the ninth anniversary of the terrorist...

  • VIDEO: Architecture as experience - Daniel Libeskind

    July 11, 2008 | 6:19 pm

    Celebrated architect Daniel Libeskind discusses his views of architecture as a spiritual and aesthetic experience, citing the examples of two sites he designed: the rebuilding of New York City’s World Trade Center, and San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum.



  • Tragedy’s Challenge

    By Joe Berkofsky

    September 5, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Typically an outspoken political activist, Rabbi Avi Weiss struggles for the right words when it comes to talking about Ground Zero.

    "I can't go down to that place anymore," said Weiss, the spiritual leader of the Hebrew Institute in the Bronx, N.Y.

    On that fateful Sept. 11, the...

  • Reflections on Ground Zero

    By Jack Weiss

    November 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    I had not intended to go to New York. Instead, after having helped launch Los Angeles's Threat Preparedness Task Force, my focus for the past several weeks had been on practical measures that our city can implement to be better prepared in the event of a catastrophe. My brother, who...

  • Are You There, God?

    By Julie G Fax

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    While the pain of the Sept. 11 attacks still churns like the smoke and dust that continue to rise out of Ground Zero, eight weeks has done something to begin our healing process.

    Some of the rawness of our national wound is beginning to abate, allowing us to use the clarity and...

  • Deja vu

    By Rabbi Daniel Bouskila

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    September 11, 2001.

    This morning, America woke up to the same nightmare that my parents did on February 6, 1985. On that morning, my parents in Los Angeles heard the news that a suicide bomber had attacked an Israel Defense Forces convoy in Southern Lebanon. Reports of casualties...