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  • Morocco Bombings Shock Emigres

    By Philip Carmel

    May 22, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    For most Parisian Jews with roots in Casablanca, the news that their home community had been targeted by Islamic terrorists came like a bolt from the blue.

    "Sure, it's happened in every other Arab country, in Egypt, even Tunisia, but we never thought it would happen in Morocco,"...

  • A Real ‘Baby Boomer’

    By JTA Staff

    July 4, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Israelis are outraged by a picture of a Palestinian baby dressed as a suicide bomber. The baby was photographed wearing a mock suicide bomber's uniform, complete with sticks of fake explosives and a red headband that read Hamas. Israeli newspapers published the photograph, seized in...

  • Spartacus’

    By Tom Tugend

    February 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    "My Stroke of Luck" by Kirk Douglas (William Morrow, $22.95)

    Five years ago, Kirk Douglas, the legendary tough guy of 84 movies, decided to end his life.

    A stroke had left him speechless -- an actor's worst nightmare. A painful compressed spine reminded him constantly of an earlier...

  • Sharon: No More Words

    By David Landau

    December 20, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Trick or treat? That slightly out-of-season challenge reflects Israeli reaction to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's dramatic call on his people for "a complete stop to all armed activities, especially the suicide attacks."

    Analysts noted that it was Arafat's strongest...

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  • Armageddon

    By Rob Eshman

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Early Tuesday morning, my wife and I stared dumbly at the television, mumbling words like hijacked, explosion, collapse. My daughter, 5, looked up from her cereal, confused and frustrated. What language are you speaking? she asked. They were words almost unspoken in American living...

  • River of Life

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 26, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On Jan. 12, 1995, Valerie Sobel's 19-year-old son, Andre, died of a brain tumor. Exactly one year later, her husband shot himself. His suicide note stated that he did not wish to live past his son's tombstone unveiling. Three months later, Sobel's mother died of a stroke.

    "This kind...

  • Abbie Hoffman’s America

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 10, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    In the late 1970s, Robert Greenwald met a vibrant neighbor named Anita at a volleyball game near his home in Venice Beach.

    That neighbor was Anita Hoffman, wife of 1960s counterculture hero Abbie Hoffman, a fugitive since his arrest on cocaine charges in 1974.

    The two '60s veterans...

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