Vitka Kempner Kovner, Vilna Partisan, Dies

The legendary Vilna partisan Vitka Kempner Kovner died on February 15. She was credited with carrying out the first act of anti-Nazi resistance in the ghetto.

W. Gunter Plaut, Noted Reform Scholar

Gunther Plaut taught Torah to the Jewish people and was teacher to a grateful Reform movement. The movement mourns his passing with profound sorrow.

What Did Alan Gross Do in Cuba?

Alan Gross has maintained that he is guilty of nothing more than naivete. But reports show that the accused spy knew the risks that he was taking in Cuba.

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Transatlantic Jewish Meeting Triggers Row

A recent meeting between American Jewry’s main umbrella group, the Presidents Conference, and a controversial European Jewish union is causing a row on two continents.

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Orthodox Women Form Volunteer Service

Female paramedics were blocked from joining Hatzalah in Brooklyn. Determined to provide alternatives for Jewish women, they decided to found their own volunteer service.

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