On Friday night last week after services, a group of us gathered in a congregant’s home to sing with Dan Nichols. He introduced one of the songs by saying one of the reasons he likes it is he isn’t sure what it means. It repeats, and is best sung as a round. Without the repetition,...
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week has prompted alarmed chatter in the cafes of Tel Aviv and on talk shows about the risk of Israel losing the support of its closest allies and being left isolated in the world.
It is clear Netanyahu still has fences to mend...
October 17, 2014 | 10:21 am
President Barack Obama appointed a former White House adviser as U.S. Ebola "czar" on Friday and a Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from an Ebola patient was quarantined on a cruise ship amid growing concerns about the spread of the virus in the United...
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The chief of Israel’s diplomatic-security bureau warned this week that Israel faced an isolation “no less severe than war” should the United Nations recognize Palestine as an independent state this September.
In remarks carried by Channel 10, General (res.) Amos Gilad said behind...
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May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pmA woman in her 70s has a sizable estate acquired from a lifetime of hard work and smart investments. Lonely and overly trusting, she falls prey to a much younger man who persuades her to sign over her assets to him.
A frail widower hires an attractive housekeeper to help him with...
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One Friday night 33 years ago, when Yisroel Richtberg was 12 years old, an older boy sneaked into his dorm room at his Chasidic yeshiva in Israel, pulled off Richtberg's pajama pants and raped him. The same thing happened the next Shabbat.
The boy told Richtberg (not his real name)...
November 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm
Mark Schiff's friends looked at him funny after reading an early version of his play, "The Comic." "It ends with a murder-suicide," the comedian concedes. "But it's funny."
The play revisits the years when Schiff spent 30 weeks a year on the road, playing Tuesday-night crowds with...