For the better part of four decades, theoretical physicists Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg proved that science can bridge cultural divides. When they won the Nobel Prize in physics in 1979, their children danced together in Stockholm, and the Pakistani Muslim and the American Jew stayed friends until Salam’s death in 1996.
Leaving Saul Zipkin and Aliza Dzik’s New York wedding in 2001, guests took with them the customary keepsake bentcher — the mini-prayer book containing the grace after meals. But while theirs featured the names of bride and groom on the cover, along with mealtime blessings and songs, this wasn’t an edition of any bentcher their guests already
WASHINGTON — Embattled Rep. James Moran could face a primary challenge next year from a former staffer at the country’s top pro-Israel lobbying group.A Democrat representing Washington’s northern Virginia suburbs, Moran has apologized several times for claiming earlier this month that American Jews were pushing the country into
BALTIMORE — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs plenum solidly rejected a bid by the Reform movement’s Union of American Hebrew Congregations Monday to pass a resolution supporting President Bush’s call for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The vote was 340 to 308.Language proposed by the Reform movement