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  • My Patient, The Terrorist!

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 18, 2014 | 5:24 pm

    A 52 year old diabetic man was urgently referred to me for cardiac clearance because of an abnormal electrocardiogram.  He had fractured his shoulder in a motorcycle accident and needed emergency surgery.

    We took him in promptly as a walk-in patient.  After the consultation, I...

  • Jews and dogs, unleashed

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 8, 2013 | 9:50 am

    “The Elephant and the Jewish Problem” is the punchline to a hoary old Jewish joke, the point of which is that there is a Jewish perspective on every subject imaginable.  The same point is made in a remarkable work of scholarship, “A Jew’s Best Friend? The Image of the Dog...

  • Fried millipedes and life in China

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    July 5, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    The best way to tell if a city has a sizable Jewish population, as my father used to say, is by the number of good Chinese restaurants. 

    The same cannot be said of China itself, of course, which has a billion Chinese but hardly enough Jews to make a minyan. Still, the undeniable...

  • Will Jesus Film Poison Christian-Jewish Ties?

    By Joe Berkofsky

    January 29, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Jesus will appear on the Christian holy day of Ash Wednesday -- thanks to Mel Gibson.

    The Hollywood star directed and financed the $25 million epic "The Passion of the Christ," which is emerging from a nearly yearlong media storm and is due to hit 2,000 screens nationwide Feb. 25.

    ...

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  • Shedding Some Light

    By Amy Klein

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "Everything Is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin, $24).

    Jonathan Safran Foer's new book, "Everything Is Illuminated" has garnered rave reviews everywhere, from The New York Times to Esquire, with front jacket quotes by Russell Banks, Nathan Englander and mentor...