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Dem Hopeful: Bush Fiddled In Iraq While Qaeda Rebuilt

By E.J. Kessler

Wading into the center of President Bush’s support base in the Jewish community, Democratic presidential hopeful Bob Graham took his hawkish critique of the administration’s war on terrorism to an Orthodox audience in New York this week.The president dropped the ball on Al Qaeda by directing too much attention toward Iraq, GrahamRead More


Hawks Gearing Up for Road Map Fight

By Ori Nir

WASHINGTON — Angered by a wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel, pro-Israel hawks here are stepping up their criticisms of President Bush’s “road map” to peace, claiming that the violent surge proves the plan’s dangers to Israel.The violence prompted stern warnings to the president from both Jewish and ChristianRead More


At a Local Library, A Pro-Nazi Exhibit

By Amy Waldman

This Wisconsin town, with a population of 18,800, is the kind of place where church parking lots fill up on Sundays, people leave their cars running when they duck into the grocery store and residents greet former neighbors like long-lost friends when they come back for a visit.Marshfield, about 200 miles northwest of Milwaukee, is also homeRead More


Endorsement of Papal Declaration Sought

By Marc Perelman

Jewish communal leaders are seeking the Vatican’s support in a campaign to have national bishops’ conferences around the world endorse a papal denunciation of antisemitism as a sin.The issue was to figure prominently in a meeting in Rome slated for this Thursday between Pope John Paul II and World Jewish Congress leaders Edgar Bronfman andRead More


Debs’s Heirs Reassemble To Seek Renewed Role as Hawks of Left

By Joshua Micah Marshall

Are you a liberal Democrat who supported the Iraq war? Do you want muscular, democratizing Wilsonianism abroad without endless upper-income-tax-cutting at home? Do you want security for the homeland without a union-busting Department of Homeland Security? If I’m speaking your language, then have I got a deal for you!Actually, theRead More


(Orthodo)X-Men

By Ami Eden

In the long-running comic book series “The Uncanny X-Men,” a string of genetic mutations gives birth to a sub-species of humans endowed with super powers. The mutants strike fear in political and military leaders, who worry that this new breed will supplant its genetic predecessors.Read More


In Sickness and Health (Care): Marrying To Get a ‘Blue Card’

By Amy Waldman

Several days ago I developed a dreadful cough and started feeling feverish. Fearing pneumonia, I rushed home to my boyfriend and said, “Let’s get married!”I am one of more than 41 million Americans who, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, currently live without health insurance, . Nine months ago I left a career as an analyst on Wall StreetRead More


Restitution Deadlines Approaching

From Aach to Zywietz, hundreds of thousands of names are waiting to be rediscovered on the Web site of the International Commission of Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.The list of 363,232 names, on the Internet since April 30, represents unpaid insurance policies belonging primarily to Jews in Nazi Germany. It is the most comprehensive such listRead More


Newsdesk May 23, 2003

Einstein Site LaunchedA new Web site dedicated to Albert Einstein was launched this week by Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the California Institute of Technology.The site provides access to 43,000 never-before-published documents, articles, photographs and scientific papers taken from the Einstein Archives at Hebrew University.HanochRead More


Boxing Writer Learned His Love of the Gloves as a Child

By Rob Edelman

Long before Budd Schulberg made his name as a boxing writer, he was a devoted fan of the sport.On June 8, the author of “On the Waterfront” and “What Makes Sammy Run?” will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame & Museum in Canastota, N.Y. During a recent phone conversation with the Forward, Schulberg recalled how hisRead More


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