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By Michael J. Salamon Issue of July 10, 2009 / 18 Tammuz 5769 On May 13, 1964, Catherine Genovese was murdered in Kew Gardens, Queens as she came home from work late at night. Forty-five years … more
A time of year that helps teach us why Jerusalem is so important By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 10, 2009 / 18 Tammuz 5769 Jerusalem. Just the sound of the word should set off tremors of … more
By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 10, 2009 / 18 Tammuz 5769 A movie truism says that if you’re introduced to a character in the beginning of a film, even if the storyline does not seem to … more
Time to stand up for true Torah Judaism Editor’s note: Hafganah is a common Israeli term for protest; the plural is Hafganos. The headline refers to the violent protests that have dominated news … more
Sefer Bamidbar to the Founding Fathers By Alan Jay Gerber Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 In Hebrew it is called Bamidbar. Translated, that would mean desert, but we know this fourth … more
By Micah Halpern Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 The term “red herring” came into being in 1807. A reporter named William Cobbett used it to explain an erroneous news piece he wrote … more
From the other side of the bench By David Seidemann Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 You can’t make this stuff up. Thirty-seven pages of an Israeli astronaut’s diary fell 37 miles … more
The overriding Jewish value of prolonging life By Leon Zacharowicz Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 The recent article about an ordained Orthodox rabbi employed by a hospice (Where … more
By Rabbi Avi Billet Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 Imagine a group of strangers knock on your front door. They seem imposing. But they are nonetheless polite and assure you they mean no … more
Issue of July 3, 2009 / 11 Tammuz 5769 'Most thorough' award To the Editor: Before entering our family business, I spent 20 years as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York … more
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