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  • British Jewish human rights activist Helen Bamber dies

    August 22, 2014 | 11:17 am

    Jewish human rights activist Helen Bamber, who founded organizations to help victims of torture and violence, has died at 89.

    Born in 1925, Bamber protested against the British fascist movement of Oswald Mosley as a teenager in London, according to an obituary published Friday in...

  • Inmate Wants New Label to Avoid Hate

    By Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish prisoner in San Quentin is demanding that California reclassify him from "white" to "non-white," giving a curious twist to America's long-shifting attitudes toward Jewish ethnicity and race.

    The petitioner is Stephen Liebb, 47, an Orthodox Jew and one-time lawyer, who is...