“Renaissance” U.S. Admiral Stavridis Honored at Dinner Aboard the Intrepid

“He is a Renaissance admiral and a consummate diplomat,” Mel Immergut, co-chair of the May 26 Salute to Freedom Award Dinner, said of multifaceted Admiral James G. Stavridis, recipient of the 2011 Intrepid Freedom Award. Immergut, chairman of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and a 2006 recipient of the Simon H. Rifkind Award from the Jewish Theological Seminary, listed but few of the admiral’s rankings and proficiencies: He is NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander of Europe and commander of the U.S. European command. He also noted that Stavridis holds a doctorate in international relations, law and diplomacy from Tufts University and is the author of several books.

A Pioneering Polymath Who Is Open About His Faith

Michael Goldfarb profiles Robert Winston, the grandson of a rav who went onto become a pioneer in the field of in vitro fertilization — and much more.

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Misgav Residents Say They Want To Combat Urban Sprawl, Not Exclude Arabs as Neighbors

Should Israeli municipalities have the right to screen prospective residents for “social suitability”? The Knesset says yes, and one Northern Israeli village is facing the consequences.

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Joachim Neugroschel, Prolific Multilingual Translator, Is Dead at 73

The prolific literary translator Joachim Neugroschel died on May 23 in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was 73. Neugroschel translated more than 200 books from Yiddish, French, German, Russia and Italian, including the work of Nobel Prize-winner Elias Canetti. His legal guardian and former partner, Aaron Mack Schloff, confirmed Neugroschel’s death.

One Speech, Many Views

Within hours of President Obama’s May 19 policy speech on the Middle East, a panoply of Jewish organizations had e-blasted their initial reactions, putting the spectrum of political opinion in the Jewish organizational world on full display. The chart below offers a sampling of this range, from right to left.

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