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  • Israeli crash victim’s family blames airline for letting allegedly suicidal co-pilot fly

    March 27, 2015 | 8:20 am

    The family of the Israeli feared killed in the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 accused the airline of failing to monitor its staff.

    French and German officials are investigating why co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Tuesday flew the Airbus 320 into the French Alps, killing all 150...

  • Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

    March 27, 2015 | 7:59 am

    German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline.

    French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz,...

  • A Mishkan for all: A communal approach to mental illness

    March 26, 2015 | 10:46 am

    I grew up with my younger brother, Zack Thomas, who has struggled with bipolar disorder since he was a very young child. 

    What it has taught me is that as individuals, and as a community, encountering mental illness is a blessing and a challenge — and one that we need to do a...

  • Let it go: Removing the stigma

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 7, 2014 | 10:28 am

    I never met my paternal grandfather, even though he lived until I was 13. Aaron Dov Krotinger was one of the first graduates of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York with a degree in Jewish education, and he once served as a principal for many religious schools. But because...

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  • Jews and disabilities: What still must be done

    February 12, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month.  In thinking about Judaism and disability, most might start with the teaching in Leviticus “Do not curse the deaf nor put a stumbling block before the blind.”  This is certainly sage advice, and in a sense offers a disability-specific...

  • Jewish parent power tools can help kids cope with the tragedy at Sandy Hook and beyond

    December 19, 2012 | 11:21 am

    There’s been a lot of talk in the news about what to say to children about the massacre at Sandy Hook.  A steady stream of experts attempting to provide some sort of parental protocol for addressing this unimaginable tragedy with our kids: Find out what our child knows before...

  • I. E. D.

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • Shatner Horse Trek; Four of a Kind; Star Bright; Mayor Meets Mayor; Social Justice? Here I Am

    By Norma Zager

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Horse Trek

    William and Elizabeth Shatner made their first U.S. public appearance on behalf of the William and Elizabeth Shatner-Jewish National Fund Therapeutic Riding Consortium Endowment for Israel last week at "An Evening of Magical Information." The $10 million endowment will...

  • Coping With Cancer Proves Family Affair

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    In the first moments after Lori Marx-Rubiner was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, several fears ran through her head. The Jewish community social worker, who was 35 at the time, wondered about her mortality and worried about the prospect of pain and nausea induced by...

  • No Longer Alone

    By Lori Schneide

    May 27, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Murray Cohen and his wife of 52 years, Lillian, were both Holocaust survivors. Since Lillian's death nine months ago, Murray spends most of his days inside. Without the attention of his daughter Barbara, Murray would hardly eat, shower or speak.

    Murray is a fictional character who...

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