The Unsinkable Sally Goodgold

“If she had been on the Titanic, it would not have sunk,” said NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, one of the eulogizers at the August 21 funeral of Sally Goodgold, whose death at the age of 82 on August 18 sent shock waves through New York City’s civic and Jewish communities. The funeral was held at Plaza Memorial in Manhattan, and the casket was draped with New York City’s flag — a rare honor, for which Sally’s son, Jay Goodgold, thanked the Commissioner and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Last Ethiopian Jews Finally Make Exodus to Israel

Thousands of relatives of Ethiopian Jews have waited for years to move to Israel. Their airlift is nearing, but it won’t be easy for them to fit into a new life in a new land.


Conservative Synagogues Crack Open Door to Intermarried Families

Some Conservative synagogues grant full membership to intermarried couples. It’s a sign the movement is walking a tightrope between tradition and greater openness.


Talking Peace Is Only Language He Understands

Gershon Baskin has a rare set of high-level contacts on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. Did he prevent war from breaking out after the terror attacks in the Negev?


Holocaust Survivor Dies in Catskills Flooding Spawned by Irene

A Holocaust survivor from Brooklyn was killed when floodwaters swept away a Catskills motel. A Good Samaritan died trying to rescue a child from downed power lines.

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