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  • Where Were You When It Happened? A Meditation on Missing Buildings

    By Rick Lupert

    September 11, 2016 | 8:00 pm

    “Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.”
      ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

    I’ll tell you where I was
    woke up at eight in the morning in Sherman Oaks
    It had already happened

    Showered to get ready for the meeting
    had no idea it had happened
    About to walk out the door and my...

  • Senate passes bill allowing Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

    May 17, 2016 | 11:19 am

    The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Tuesday that would allow victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to file lawsuits seeking damages from Saudi Arabia, setting up a potential showdown with the White House, which has threatened a veto.

    The Saudis, who deny responsibility for the 2001...

  • #ShareHumanity: Graceful in New York City on September 11

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    September 20, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    On September 11, 2015, I was in New York City. I walked around the city and remembered how I had been in NYC on September 11, 2001. I was grateful that my family and I were okay on that day years ago and now. The travel company I was working for in 2001 went bankrupt within two...

  • Rabbi Schneier briefs White House staff ahead of 9-11

    September 7, 2011 | 3:59 pm

    Rabbi Marc Schneier was among those who briefed White House staff ahead of September 11 commemorations.

    Schneier, as the vice president of the World Jewish Congress and a co-founder of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, was part of a group briefing staff on Tuesday ahead of...

  • Synagogues ‘On Guard’ for Holidays

    By David Finnigan

    August 26, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Sinai Temple in Westwood has spent at least $365,000 annually on increased security since Sept. 11.

    "That's just for my manpower, to have bodies here when the building is open," said Howard Lesner, the Conservative synagogue's executive director, who gleans the extra security budget...