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  • We have sunk so low as human beings. Wish I could start my own society!

    By Julia Bendis

    July 20, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    As I walked my dog around the neighborhood last night, in deep suburbia of Orange County, I was completely caught off guard when a man said “Hello!”  I am not sure how it is in other suburban areas of this country, but around mine its a pretty uncommon thing to hear.  It was such...

  • Old books, religious items burned in Corfu synagogue

    April 21, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    Unknown vandals broke into the synagogue on the island of Corfu and burned books two centuries old as well as kipot and tallitot.

    The break-in occurred at approximately dawn Tuesday, the second day of Passover.

    Firemen arrived within minutes and prevented the fire from spreading...

  • Spectator - The Taboo Expressionist

    By Ariella Cohen

    November 10, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The earliest recorded use of the word "tattoo" is found in descriptions of a Tahitian ritual, written by British explorer Capt. James Cook during a 1769 voyage through the South Pacific.

    Tattooing is an act of indelible self-expression. As such, it serves as an ideal vehicle for...

  • Nevis’ Jewish Past a Tropical Treasure

    By Melanie Reffes

    March 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Savvy travelers in need of a getaway come to the Caribbean island of Nevis to relax at restored sugar plantations, like the Montpelier Inn, or the opulent Four Seasons. Celebrity visitors have included Michael Douglas, Oprah Winfrey and Princess Diana, who immediately fled to the...

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