Scientist Who Fled Nazis Helped Create Scale for Measuring Earthquakes

When a rare 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck this week, it reminded many of the old Richter scale. Beno Gutenberg, a Jew who fled the Nazis, helped create the tool.

New Israel Fund Alone in Funding Israel Protests

The New Israel Fund has been alone among American Jewish groups in actively backing the tent city protests. Trouble is, the movement’s leaders don’t want the help.

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Larry Cohen Is Low-Profile Leader of Verizon Strike

Larry Cohen cut his teeth in the antiwar and civil rights movements. The longtime union leader kept a low profile, until the giant strike at Verizon thrust him into the spotlight.

Terror Attacks Reveal Danger and Opportunity of Arab Revolution

The terror attacks launched from the Sinai show the dangers of a weakened Egypt after the Arab Spring revolution. The new order also could prove an opportunity for Israel.

Meat Loaf on the Menu at UJA Long Island Summerfest Fundraiser

“We are totally blown away by the turnout,” said Scott Smith, corporate chair of the UJA-Federation of New York’s twenty-first annual Summerfest, at Westbury’s NYCB Theatre on August 10. “Tonight we have [a record] 1,400 people in the house!” The crowd was treated to an astonishing pre-concert diet-defying buffet before being entertained by rock ’n roll artist Meat Loaf. Chaired by Rachel and Frank Zuckerbrot, who head UJA’s New Leadership Campaign, the event raised $1.6 million for UJA-Federation.

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