We may think that what happens in our doctor’s office is confidential, but, in reality, our medical secrets fuel a multi-billion-dollar trade in patient information. The leading firm in this opaque data trade is QuintilesIMS, a company founded as IMS in 1954 by an enigmatic German immigrant named Ludwig Wolfgang Frohlich. During his life, Frohlich kept as many secrets as fictional adman Don Draper. Many corners of Frohlich’s life remained hidden for more than half a century – until now.26
We often hear stories about how hard life was for Jews in Russia back in the day. Still, after they passed away, even poor Jews in the Russian Empire got to have gravestones. In America today, though, we can’t afford gravestones anymore — not for everyone. And, in fact, there are Jewish organizations that are preventing people from putting gravestones on their loved ones’ graves.10
There was more than one corpse in the sanctuary of the Bialystoker Synagogue on the day that Heshy Jacob died.11
As is obvious from my byline, I am a man. I’ve never had an abortion or been involved with a woman who had one. But as a 16-year-old kid growing up in Chicago, I helped arrange and implement an illegal abortion in a country where no constitutional right to an abortion then existed. A Supreme Court decision expected any day may decide whether young people today may soon have a similar experience.19
The fact that a Jewish Israeli American is charged with making JCC bomb threats is confusing, infuriating and, yes, deeply embarrassing.
Undecided before today’s New York primary, Adam Langer takes his daughter to hear Bernie Sanders speak in the Bronx — and Hillary Clinton in Manhattan. At the end, he comes to an important conclusion.87
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