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  • Seth Greenberg, Maccabiah basketball coach, is out at Va. Tech

    April 24, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Seth Greenberg, who will coach the U.S. men’s basketball team at the 2013 Maccabiah Games, was fired by Virginia Tech.

    The Atlantic Coast Conference school made the announcement on Monday in a news conference.

    “We needed to go another direction in our men’s basketball program,”...

  • Virginia Tech’s Greenberg tapped to coach Maccabiah basketball team

    April 10, 2012 | 4:05 pm

    Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg was named the head coach of the U.S. Maccabiah Games men’s basketball team.

    Greenberg, 45, will be assembling a squad for the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel in July 2013.

    “This volunteer position is important to me because any time you can...

  • Righteous Heroes

    By Tom Tugend

    June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Many years ago, I reported on a conference at Princeton bringing a handful of Righteous Gentiles, who had risked their lives to rescue Jews during the Nazi era, together with a few dozen Holocaust scholars.

    In essence, the scholars were trying to figure out what made the rescuers...
  • The tragic irony of a hero in Virginia

    By Samantha Simons

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Irony. In a book or a movie, it's the writer's way of giving the observer a slap in the face. People attempt to expect the unexpected, but when it actually happens no one is prepared.

    When irony happens in real life it is usually so imaginative, not even the greatest of writers...
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  • Jewish tradition says safety trumps privacy when it comes to mental health

    By Julie G Fax

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The deadly rampage and paranoid ravings of Seung-Hui Cho in Virginia last week cast an uncomfortably harsh light on the issue of mental illness, particularly untreated or undiagnosed mental illness among young people.

    While Cho had some initial psychological counseling in 2005, it...
  • Liviu Librescu z’‘l

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Berserkers

    By Rob Eshman

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Many years ago, as a freelance writer, I ghost wrote a book about serial killers and mass murderers. I threw myself into the research: one chapter per serial killer, a dozen chapters in all; one sick, depraved, horrific story after another. The men who committed these crimes had a...
  • Briefs: Israeli professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech; Ariel Sharon -- signs of sentience

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli Professor, a Shoah survivor, among dead at Virginia Tech

    Among the things said to have inspired Liviu Librescu to leave his home in Israel and resettle in southwest Virginia was the area's pastoral surroundings.

    A professor of engineering at Tel Aviv University, Librescu...