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Tag: Leonard Fein
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November 17, 2011 | 2:50 pm
These days, the word “fascism” is used here in Israel – as also abroad – almost casually. It is sometimes spoken with glee, often spoken in sorrow. Yet while it is fair (and painful) to say that a crop of laws, recent and prospective, are anti-democratic, the word...
July 26, 2011 | 6:55 pm
December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm
The funeral took place in Vienna on July 7, 1904. The stunning announcement had come on the 4th: Theodore Herzl, dead at age 44.
Here is Stefan Zweig's description of the day:
"A strange day it was, a day in July, unforgettable to all who were there to see it. Because suddenly at...
June 3, 2004 | 8:00 pm
We have long since learned to swallow hard as the Israelis persist in policies that are ill-conceived and ill-executed, policies that threaten the entire Zionist enterprise.
There are so many of these that we try to ignore and even justify targeted killings, "collateral damage," a...
January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm
There is a gathering hysteria in the American Jewish community that is dangerously self-destructive. Life as a Jew these days may not be -- is not -- a bed of roses, but neither is it a bed of thorns. Yet to hear some in our community tell it, thorns are all there are.
May 17, 2001 | 8:00 pm
Against the Dying of the Light: A Father's Journey through Loss" by Leonard Fein (Jewish Lights Publishing, $19.95)
In January 1996, Leonard Fein's daughter Naomi, called Nomi, collapsed and died of cardiac arrest. A pacemaker had resolved a previously diagnosed heart problem, but...
April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm
February 22, 2001 | 7:00 pm
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