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  • A voice that was freed – and now is silence

    By Michael Berenbaum

    February 13, 2013 | 9:54 am

    Rabbi David Hartman has gone to his eternal rest, but not before he made a monumental contribution to Jewish life and a significant contribution to Jewish thought.

    Best known for his pioneering work as founder of  the Shalom Hartman Institute, which is a innovative and original...

  • Iconic Jewish educator mourned by all faiths

    February 13, 2013 | 9:48 am

    The revered Jewish teacher David Hartman, who died in Jerusalem at the age of 81 this week, is being celebrated for his success in bringing together diverse thinkers from among rarely-interacting Jewish denominations; Christian and Muslim clerics and secular philosophers. Although...

  • Rabbi David Hartman’s learned students remember their rebbe

    February 13, 2013 | 9:35 am

    An Advocate for Divine Honesty

    David Hartman was sui generis; he was a unique individual who was very excited about ideas and at the same time pragmatic. Who believed that believing is best expressed in behavior. To believe is to behave.

    This is very clear in his latest book,...

  • Remembering Ed Koch: A pugnacious New Yorker and passionate Jew till his dying day

    February 1, 2013 | 11:19 am

    One of the proudest moments of Ed Koch’s life came during a trip to Israel in 1990, in the midst of the first Palestinian intifada.

    Koch had recently left City Hall after 12 years as mayor of New York City and was touring Jerusalem when a Palestinian threw a rock at his group,...

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  • Remembering Carmen Warschaw

    By Bill Boyarsky

    November 7, 2012 | 4:10 pm

    Carmen

    I first met Carmen Warschaw when I became a political writer for the Associated Press in the mid 1960s.  I thought she was one of the most interesting, challenging people I'd met on my new beat, an opinion that has not changed over the years.   

    Carmen and her husband Lou --...

  • Why the Wait?

    August 29, 2012 | 5:44 pm

    As bombs dropped over Germany, aerial photographer Arthur Oxenberg would lean out of a B-17 Flying Fortress with his camera to snap a photograph. His photos were a way the U.S. Army Air Forces could tell whether bombs hit their targets.

    Based in Italy, Oxenberg flew 62 combat...

  • A Celebration of Dad

    By Ellie Kahn

    August 29, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    I called my 94-year-old father in Ohio on July 9. I told him how much I loved him, that he was the most wonderful father ever, that I would miss him, and that it was OK for him to let go.

    All I could hear was his heavy breathing as the hospice nurse held the phone to his ear.

    ...
  • Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: One singular sensation… and what he did for love

    August 8, 2012 | 5:16 pm

    It was early 1989, and TV producer Terre Blair called her mother with the exciting news.  “I’m engaged”, she announced.  “I’m getting married to Marvin Hamlisch!”  “Marvin Hamlisch?” the prospective mother-in-law replied.  “You mean the boxer from Las Vegas?” ...

  • 10 years after 9/11, what has changed?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    September 7, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Even before the 110-story cloud of smoke cleared 10 years ago, America, and American Jews, grappled with a new desire to seek out the enemy — on the one hand to thwart him, and on the other to find out who he is, why he hates us so much and what we can do about it.

    That desire...

  • One woman’s political awakening

    September 7, 2011 | 2:08 pm

    Sept. 11 is partly responsible for my choice of career. In 2001, I was an architecture student, even if a disillusioned one, completely uninterested in politics and affairs of the world.

    9/11 changed that.

    Sept. 11, 2001, was just another lazy evening for me in Lahore. I had my...

  • Afghanistan’s turning point

    September 7, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    It was a decade ago that a number of terrorists conducted the most horrifying attack on the United States. They hit two big planes into the World Trade Center, targeted the Pentagon with a third, and, in a failed attempt, crashed a fourth in Pennsylvania, all together killing...

  • Lee Baca: Talk to people—Then arrest the right ones

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    September 7, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    For many, the world changed on Sept. 11, 2001. For Lee Baca, who had been elected Los Angeles County Sheriff three years earlier, his job changed, too.

    “It had to change radically,” Baca said.

    In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, it was Baca’s job to tamp down tensions...

  • Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about 9/11 persist

    September 6, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Osama bin Laden is dead. A new skyscraper is rising at the site of the old World Trade Center. U.S. troops are withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Ten years later, the physical legacies of 9/11 attacks are fading into history. Yet the conspiracy theories about who “really”...

  • Opinion: Eradicating torture should be the legacy of Sept. 12

    September 1, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    What is the legacy of 9/11? As we approach the 10th anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we have a chance as a nation to reflect on more than just our own stories of what happened that day.

    One theme that has emerged is “Remember Sept. 12” because it was the day after the...

  • Dept. of Remembrance: Watching over the 9/11 dead with shmira

    September 1, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    It was an ominous hum.

    A dozen refrigerated trucks loaded with the body parts of victims of the 9/11 attacks filled a cavernous tent across the street from the Office of the City Medical Examiner, their low-pitched buzz an eerie soundtrack to the solemn work being carried out at the...

  • For Daniel Agami, 9/11 attack was a call to service—and to tragic destiny

    August 31, 2011 | 2:28 pm

    Daniel Agami was working as a disc jockey in South Florida when the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 changed the trajectory of his life.

    Suddenly it didn’t feel like performing at events and parties for well-known entertainers was all Agami, then 22, could be doing with his talents. For...

  • Solving a grim Jewish quandary after the attacks: Avoiding agunah problems for 9/11 widows

    August 31, 2011 | 11:25 am

    When unthinkable disaster struck a decade ago and close to 3,000 people were murdered at the World Trade Center, the scale of destruction created a unique challenge for victims’ families: identification of the dead.

    With only fragmented human remains and degraded DNA left in the...

  • Mourning Amy Winehouse: A biblical vixen goes back to black

    July 26, 2011 | 11:11 am

    Late last year, I spent the better part of a month working on a lengthy profile on Amy Winehouse, the British Jewish retro soul singer who tragically died over the weekend at 27. It was in the doldrums of this process, which included reading a book about Jewish immigrants who perform...

  • Remembering Elizabeth Taylor [SLIDESHOW]

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 25, 2011 | 3:59 pm


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    Photos courtesy of Temple Israel of Hollywood and Lynn Pelkey.

  • A Blessing for the Father

    By Rabbi Eli Hecht

    June 17, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    A few months ago I flew from Long Beach to Brooklyn. It was a long, sad and lonely trip. A few days earlier, my mother had turned 82 years old and was looking forward to a special birthday, when tragedy struck. A fire broke out in her home. Quickly, her life was taken by fire and...