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Spring 2003 Issue
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By Simeon Maslin
A rabbinic resister reflects on the era when abortion was a crime in America...Full text

By Michael Bazyler
The untold story of how a team of feuding lawyers, a billionaire Jewish activist, a U.S. senator seeking reelection, tenacious New York city and state comptrollers, and a deft Brooklyn federal judge negotiated the Swiss banks restitution settlement--which is changing the way aggrieved groups around the world are fighting back
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By Paul Zollo
The songs of Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, and Oscar Hammerstein II--all children or grandchildren of Jewish immigrants--profoundly altered and elevated Broadway musicals and the American songbook. They transformed musical theater from entertainment alone to an artful platform upon which to raise social consciousness. Part II of three...Full text

Illustration by Jon Weiman

Holding Israel to the Highest Moral Standard

By David J. Forman
Palestinian violence has been so devastating that all of Israel's retaliatory actions seem justified. For certain, suicide bombings cannot go unanswered...Full text

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Significant Jewish Books
by Bonny V. Fetterman

The Rise of David Levinsky
Over two million Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe entered the United States from the 1880s through the first two decades of the twentieth century. Through their numbers and initiative...Full Text

  The Avengers: A Jewish War Story
Rich Cohen, author of Tough Jews, first met Abba Kovner, Vitka Kempner, and Ruzka Korczak when he was ten years old on a family visit to Israel. He had no idea these elderly people...Full Text

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