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  • We All Live On Our Own Mountain

    By Susan Esther Barnes

    March 9, 2016 | 12:00 am

    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,...

  • Israelis fret about risk of isolation but concern may be overdone

    March 23, 2015 | 9:27 am

    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...

  • Obama appoints Ebola ‘czar’; Texas health worker isolated on ship

    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...

  • Palestinians outline Israel isolation strategy

    December 20, 2012 | 11:00 am

    The Palestinian Authority is considering a multi-pronged strategy to isolate Israel, including seeking redress in international courts and ceasing security cooperation.

    The Associated Press reported on the strategy in a story published Thursday. Palestinian officials told the AP...

  • Panetta: Israel must address its growing isolation

    December 2, 2011 | 4:51 pm

    U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called on Israel on Friday to take diplomatic steps to address what he described as its growing isolation in the Middle East.

    Panetta, in prepared remarks that he was due to deliver in Washington on Friday evening, stressed U.S. efforts to bolster...

  • Gilad: Israel faces isolation ‘no less severe than war’

    April 4, 2011 | 5:28 pm

    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...

  • Olmert: Netanyahu leading Israel to political isolation

    October 12, 2010 | 11:05 am

    Former prime minister Ehud Olmert on Tuesday harshly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on the stalled peace process with the Palestinians.

    Speaking at an Industry, Trade and Labor ministry conference, Olmert said that the...

  • ‘Undue influence’ is dangerous form of elder abuse

    By Rachelle Zukerman

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    A 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...
  • How to Be Jewish 101

    By Sue Fishkoff

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    There are more than 3,000 synagogues in America. Why do some of them struggle week after week to make a minyan, while others are bustling with energy, song and laughter?

    What is the magic that transforms certain shuls into sacred communities that embrace and uplift their...

  • The Agonizing Toll of Sexual Addiction

    By Julie G Fax

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    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)...

  • Comedy Is Not Pretty

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    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...