Omus Hirshbein, Music Director, Dies at 77

Omus Hirshbein — who died on December 31 at age 77 — was a study in perpetual motion. He was an electrifying bundle of creative energy, full of astonishing musical insights, who endlessly probed and questioned aesthetic matters.

Danon Sets Agenda for Rising Right Wing

Danny Danon is a young hawk in the Knesset. The ‘Fantastic Four’ member is unapologetic about opposing Palestinian statehood and cracking down on NGOs.


Rick Santorum Grabs Spotlight in Iowa

Rick Santorum wound up just eight votes short in the Iowa caucuses. He faces tougher challenges ahead trying to unify conservative opponents of frontrunner Mitt Romney.


Obama Foes Form Super PAC

The Emergency Committee for Israel has taken the lead among conservative groups blasting President Obama. Now it has a so-called Super PAC, which can raise and spend as much as it likes.


Bernard Bellush, Historian and Activist, Dies at 94

Bernard Bellush, a historian and activist, has died of natural causes at age 94.

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