Pressure Grows to Display George Washington's Famed Letter to Jews

An annual ceremony in Newport, R.I., commemorated George Washington’s famed letter to the Jews that promoted religious tolerance. One day soon, the original letter should be there for all to see.

In Crown Heights, Residents Still Cling to Their Grievances

CROWN HEIGHTS, 20 YEARS LATER. Though they share the neighborhood, blacks and Jews in Crown Heights still don’t see eye-to-eye about the riots. Or much else.


Bialy Store Closes After 91 Years

Coney Island Bialys & Bagels sits at the center of a storied district that once teemed with Jews. But after 91 years, the oldest bialy bakery in Brooklyn is calling it quits, having fallen victim to the economic downturn and the changing demographics of its neighborhood. “I’m heartbroken,” said Steven Ross, the bakery’s 51-year-old proprietor and baker. “It’s been four generations, including my son.”

Israel Cancer Research Fund Luncheon Showcases Haim Werner

At the Israel Cancer Research Fund luncheon, held August 10 at The Yale Club of New York City, ICRF-funded scientist Haim Werner gave a presentation on his research specialty: the connection among hormones, obesity and cancer. At the heart of his address was a discussion of what is now known as Laron-type dwarfism.

Why No One Talks About Black-Jewish Relations

CROWN HEIGHTS, 20 YEARS LATER. The state of black-Jewish relations is no longer on top of the agenda. Were efforts to mend a rift successful, or have both groups moved on?

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