Arlen Specter tenaciously hewed to his own path. He was ubiquitous in Philadelphia, but never followed conventional wisdom, even when it came to his Jewish identity.
Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, an iconic moderate Jewish force for more than four decades, has died of complications from lymphoma.
Orthodox Jews are aggressively fighting New York over metzitzah b’peh. Elsewhere, communities make little effort to regulate the oral suction technique sometimes used in circumcisions.19
Showing off a thick Brooklyn accent and a voice that still soars at age 70, Barbra Streisand gave a triumphant performance in her first big concert ever in the borough of her birth.
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