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  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 14, 2013 | 12:21 pm

    Yael Arad is an athlete, which was the first Israeli to win an Olympic medal, and by that- became an Israel icon. She was born in Tel-Aviv in 1967, and  started practicing in Judo as a child, back in a time when it was not a mainstream sport in Israel.  For lack of judo partners,...

  • Iconic Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, 77

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The crusading Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci spent the last years of her life issuing fiery warnings against a Muslim world that she saw poised to overrun the West.
     
    Critics accused Fallaci of sowing racial and religious hatred, but she became a heroine to many Jews and...
  • Holy Moses—The Getty’s latest collection puts a Christian perspective on the leader, lawgiver and

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    September 14, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    A few years ago I was leading a group of American Jews on a tour of sites in Eastern Europe. Convinced that the narrative and psychological history of Poland cannot be understood without a visit to Jasna Gora, the great pilgrimage church in Czestochowa, and a view of its devotional...
  • Of Goddesses and Saints

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    In the aftermath of thedeaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa, every woman I know hasparticipated in some version of "The Goddess or the Saint." We'vetaken sides, debated our husbands and boyfriends, our mothers, ourfriends. At Torah study last Saturday, we weighed the two women...

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