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January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pmIt is hard to say where it is more frightening to be a Jew today, in Iran or Russia. In both countries, anti-Semitic activity is escalating to chaotic levels. In Iran, 13 Jews, including several rabbis and a 16-year-old boy, sit in jail facing possible execution, falsely accused of...
November 11, 1999 | 7:00 pmGrowing up in Iran, Soraya Nazarian felt she was missing something at synagogue. "I wanted to know what we were studying, what we were reading, what the rabbi was teaching... but it was so crowded back in the women's section, all I could hear was 'Shh, shh.'"
But this full-time...
July 22, 1999 | 8:00 pmIranian authorities, preoccupied with large-scale internal unrest, have put the case of 13 Jews arrested as "Zionist spies" on hold.
Whether that bodes ill or well for the prisoners is an open question, interpreted in different ways by activists in the large Iranian-Jewish community...
June 24, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe 600 men and women attending Shabbat services at the Eretz Cultural Center stood for a minute's silence as a man on the bema slowly read the names of the 13 Jews arrested as "Zionist spies" by Iran and facing possible death sentences.
It was a quiet moment for the congregation of...
March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pm
Russia's prime minister has condemned the recent rise in anti-Semitism in Russia and said that he would press for new hate-crimes legislation to combat the growing scourge.
Yevgeny Primakov's statements, which he told to officials with the Anti-Defamation League and the Russian Jewish...
March 25, 1999 | 7:00 pmThe Israelites fled Egypt in haste, but well packed: They began their exodus with their flocks, herds and unleavened bread dough, as well as the jewels and garments of the Egyptians.
When Soraya Masjedi Nazarian left Iran in 1979, she left behind almost all of her possessions.
October 8, 1998 | 8:00 pm
Anger over the stalled Mideast peace process has clearlycontributed to Arab states' reluctance to help the United Statesdeter Saddam Hussein. That is one reason the United States is nowpressing Israel for a serious and credible plan for withdrawing fromthe West Bank, it has been...
August 13, 1998 | 8:00 pm
80 Years in Venice
Congregation Mishkon Tephilo's historic Main Street sanctuary.
Not much has stayed the same on Main Street in Venice over the past 80 years. From its early days as a heavily Jewish...
February 26, 1998 | 7:00 pm
J.J. Goldberg's column on Israeli Finance MinisterNeeman's proposal to gradually phase out American economic aid toIsrael missed several key points, leading readers to draw skewedconclusions ("Foreign Aid as Shell Game," Feb. 13).
Israel has been a true foreign aid success...
November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pmThe memorial underneath the parking garage at Tel Aviv City Hall, where Yitzhak Rabin was murdered two years ago, was an island of quiet and somberness in a country that was being scalded anew by the memory of the assassination.
On Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 4, about 100 people stood...