A long-planned performing arts center at Ground Zero is finally in the works, with Barbra Streisand as the chairwoman of its board.
An ex-cop assigned to the World Trade Center says he was barraged with anti-Semitic comments on a daily basis — and he has the tapes to prove it.
Planning a black tie event can be time consuming, especially on the site of the 9/11 terror attacks, writes Meg Bloom Glasser. What wine does one serve with human remains?
9/11 was a tragedy. One Jewish widow writes that we can’t heal the wounds by creating an overwrought memorial museum — or by hawking trinkets that trivialize it.
The new 9/11 museum honors those who died in the attacks. As the children of the fallen come of age, families must decide how to mark their b’nai mitzvah without one parent.
We’re in a season of anniversaries and memories, many of them exceedingly melancholy: the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy that ignited the global financial crisis, September 15, 2008 (5 years ago); the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, September 11, 2001 (12 years ago); the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, 10 Tishri 1973 (40 years ago by the Hebrew lunar calendar). And, wandering only a little further afield, the outbreak of World War II, September 1, 1939 (74 years ago). And, on a more ambivalent note, the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House lawn, which was either a great hope that’s been dashed (as I believe) or a tragic error (as some of my friends and relations believe), September 13, 1993 (20 years ago).
I was busy blowing up balloons, hanging streamers and assembling goody bags when I heard about the September 11 attacks.
Architect Daniel Libeskind is the grandson of a travelling Yiddish storyteller. That background spurred him to imbue his plans for the Ground Zero site with a ‘civic notion of memory.’
Whatever tensions may exist between Jerusalem and Washington at the moment, there was a show of unity this week as Israeli leaders and American officials came together to unveil a 9/11 memorial. With that, Jerusalem became one of the first cities outside the U.S. with a memorial to 9/11 victims.