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 By Steve Lipman    News    December 19, 2014

Knife attack at Chabad headquarters in New York raises security questions

NEW YORK (The Jewish Week via JTA)—Just three weeks after terrorists killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue, a man entered a Brooklyn shul and stabbed a 22-year-old Israeli student. New York police officers fatally shot the 49-year-old...

 

Phil Baum, AJCongress crusader, dies at 94

Phil Baum, who joined the American Jewish Congress after college and helped steer the advocacy organization’s growth in membership and influence until he retired as executive director in 2002, died in his sleep on March 27 at his Riverdale home....

 
 By Steve Lipman    News    June 21, 2013

The last Jews of Ethiopia

The remaining members of the Ethiopian Jewish community will make aliyah by the end of this summer, and the Jewish Agency educational compound in the northern part of the country that has prepared them for their new lives in Israel will be turned ove...

 
 By Steve Lipman    Features    June 21, 2013

'Hidden Encyclical' no longer hidden

BETHESDA, Md.—Did Pope Pius XII, the leader of the Catholic Church during World War II and the subsequent decade, suppress a landmark Vatican document that his predecessor, Pius XI, had commissioned, a document that would have unambiguously critici...

 
 By Steve Lipman    Features    May 17, 2013

A taste of Poland's Jewish past

By Steve Lipman New York Jewish Week WARSAW, Poland—At a corner table in the Pod Samsonem restaurant, under framed etchings of the Bible’s Samson and of old Warsaw streetscapes, a middle-aged woman cuts up her “Jewish style” trout one recent...

 

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