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  • News That’s Fit to Paw Print

    By Melissa Maroff

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    In 1999, Lori Golden left a 25-year career in freelance television production when she found industry changes and "ageism" working against her. Struggling to make ends meet, Golden taught herself desktop publishing and, soon after, The Pet Press was born.

    The paper's primary goals...

  • The Uris Inspiration

    By Aviva Kempner

    July 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    I was saddened to hear author Leon Uris died. I regret never having the opportunity to tell him how "Exodus" and "Mila 18" had inspired my Jewish identity and filmmaking career.

    Born in Berlin after World War II, I was the product of a war marriage between a Polish Holocaust survivor...

  • B’nai Mitzvah Bond With Israel

    By Keren Engelberg

    June 12, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Medical oncologist Dr. Daniel Lieber reached a breaking point two years ago. Israel's poor economic state had him so concerned that he began moonlighting as a volunteer for State of Israel Bonds Development Corporation for Israel (DCI), primarily trying to induce doctors to invest...

  • True Tales From the Holocaust and After

    By Monika Adamczyk-Garbowska

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    "Drohobycz, Drohobycz and Other Stories: True Tales From the Holocaust and Life After" by Henryk Grynberg. Translated from Polish by Alicia Nitecki. Edited by Theodosia Robertson. (Penguin Books, 2002).

    Until recently, the word Drohobycz (pronounced "Dro-ho-bit-ch") sounded to most...

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  • Seeking Redemption

    By Ed Solomon

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In college, I tutored in a maximum-security prison for kids who had committed violent crimes. I met a 17-year-old boy there who had killed a 16-year-old boy earlier that year. He had been tried as an adult and sentenced to life. Though we were only together for a couple sessions, he...

  • Remembering King in an Age of Terrorism

    By Rabbi Marc Schneier

    January 16, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    This weekend we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life he dedicated to the struggle for civil rights. As we still reel from the savage assault wrought upon our nation on Sept. 11, 2001, and as the people of Israel endure terror on an almost daily basis, the significance of...

  • ‘Light’ From Darkness

    By Rita Berman Frischer

    January 2, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    What a year! Struggle and loss, the threat of war, earthquakes and elections. Like many of us, I'd begun to feel as though peace, not to mention peace of mind, was always going to stay just one upheaval away.

    And then the man in UPS brown arrived. He brought an envelope containing a...

  • Hero With a Thousand Faces

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    May 24, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The 60th birthday of Bob Dylan (né Robert Zimmerman) has created a bull market in baby-boomer nostalgia and soul-searching. In his 20's, Dylan defined a generation. Perhaps even more significantly, he invested pop music with social meaning, giving future generations a powerful tool...

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