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June 26, 2003

Why Aren’t Jews Giving to Jews?

Eli Broad, considered by many to be the most influential, public-spirited and generous Jewish citizen of Los Angeles, estimates that he and his wife gave away $350 million last year, of which $2 million went to specifically Jewish causes.

Eternally Gay

In spite of numerous reports that secular Jews are leaving Jerusalem in droves, Israel\’s capital held its second annual Gay Pride parade on June 20.

Jewish Gridder

In a world where some high school athletes hang out at strip clubs or haze each other in powder puff rituals, isn\’t it good to know that there\’s still one nice Jewish football player keeping to a more righteous standard?

Anne Frank’s Words Resonate In The Center Of World Power

There is no better place to understand the powerful forces and fault lines of American identity than Washington. I arrived in the evening at Dulles Airport, and my cab driver, I soon discovered, was Iranian. As we drove, he told me his life story: He had been an ambassador to Moscow under Khomeini, the man who \”ruined my country.\”

How did he feel about being in America?

Leon Uris, Author of ‘Exodus,’ Dies at 78

Leon Uris, the novelist and screenwriter whose best-known works are \”Exodus,\” a popular novel about Jews trying to establish modern Israel, and \”Gunfight at the O.K. Corral,\” perhaps the archetypal Hollywood Western, died June 21 at his home on Shelter Island, N.Y. He was 78.

Voiding of Holocaust Law Sparks Anger

Holocaust survivors and Jewish organizations have reacted with anger and disappointment to Monday\’s U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a California law that required European insurance companies to disclose information about all their Holocaust-era policies.

Security Fence Fails in Barring Criticism

An austere monolith of reinforced concrete, the 25-foot-high wall that separates parts of Israel from the West Bank conjures images of the Berlin Wall, Hadrian\’s Wall or even the Great Wall of China.

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