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  • Shiva Guy

    By Howard Nemetz

    October 21, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    I am the Shiva Guy. When a member of my temple's congregation loses a family member, it is my job to take prayer books to the

    house of mourning, where at least 10 people of bar/bat mitzvah age or above pray twice daily. And eat -- mostly bagels, lox and cream cheese and fruit, but...

  • Inmate Wants New Label to Avoid Hate

    By Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A Jewish prisoner in San Quentin is demanding that California reclassify him from "white" to "non-white," giving a curious twist to America's long-shifting attitudes toward Jewish ethnicity and race.

    The petitioner is Stephen Liebb, 47, an Orthodox Jew and one-time lawyer, who is...