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  • Notes removed from Western Wall

    September 10, 2012 | 9:13 am

    The Western Wall was emptied of layers of notes from its cracks and crevices for the New Year.

    The notes were removed Monday morning under the supervision of the rabbi of the Western Wall, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, who ensured they will remain confidential. They will be buried.

    At the time of the removal, the rabbi said a prayer asking God to fulfill the requests contained in the notes.

    The notes are removed from the wall twice a year, before Rosh Hashanah and Passover.

  • ‘Kill Jews’ notes author charged with hate crime

    November 4, 2010 | 12:19 pm

    A former Brooklyn car service driver accused of leaving notes reading ‘Kill Jews’ around New York’s Long Island was arraigned on a hate crimes charge.

    Demetrios Apolonide, the driver for XYZ Car Service who was arraigned Wednesday for aggravated harassment, allegedly dropped the...

  • Musical Memory

    By Michele Goldman

    November 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Ever since I was a toddler, I knew that my grandmother, Lisa Jura Golabek Roberts, was a Holocaust survivor.

    During our piano lessons, she awed me with stories of her past. As a little girl, she was a child prodigy in Vienna; when Hitler rose to power, Lisa's parents sent her on the...