Wikipedia, the interactive online encyclopedia, continues to astound. Not only did the site recently log its one millionth entry — the Encyclopedia Brittanica, by contrast, has about an eighth that number — but it has also proved remarkably responsive to current events. According to an article in this week’s NewRead More
100 YEARS AGO IN THE FORWARD.
New York’s Jewish Quarter witnessed one of its most horrible scenes this week when Rebecca Greenberg, a mother of three, took her own life by slashing her throat and leaping out of a third-story window. The wife of Sam Greenberg, the woman lived with her three children, who range in age from 18 months to 7 years.Read More
West Bank settler journalist David Bedein was in Washington last week for a major gathering of pro-Israel evangelical Christians.During the event, sponsored by Christians United for Israel, he bumped into 1950s crooner Pat Boone. Bedein proudly recalled how his seventh grade class at Akiba Hebrew Academy, a Philadelphia-area Jewish day school, hadRead More
Rabbi Said To Drop FightAn Orthodox rabbi has dropped his legal fight to identify anonymous bloggers who wrote on their Web sites about his alleged sexual harassment of female congregants.Rabbi Mordecai Tendler, who was accused by at least nine women from his former congregation in New Hempstead, N.Y., of sexually propositioning them when theyRead More
Include Federations As Philanthropic Partners
When well-regarded professionals like Jeffrey Solomon and Mark Charendoff suggest the power of philanthropic partnerships, we ought to listen carefully not only to what they say, but to what they don’t (“Harness the Potential of Philanthropic Partnerships,” July 14). They provide us with suggestedRead More