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By Arthur M. Lesley and Arthur M. Lesley,Special to the Sun | August 21, 2005
NOVEL THE TIME OF THE UPROOTED By Elie Wiesel, translated by David Hapgood. Alfred A. Knopf. 320 pages. The Time of the Uprooted is Elie Wiesel's 13th novel since Night, his stunning memoir of Auschwitz that helped to establish Holocaust literature in Western languages. Wiesel's strongest novels confronted acute moral problems that the Holocaust made urgent. The Gates of the Forest, The Town Beyond the Wall and Dawn were taut and innovative, in the early '60's, when they subordinated the events and feelings to an intellectual struggle with new varieties of perversity.
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August 10, 1998
Delbert Ward, 67, a dairy farmer who became a cause celebre and the topic of an award-winning film when he was charged with smothering an ailing brother to spare him from suffering, died Thursday in Munnsville, N.Y. A cause of death was not disclosed.Mr. Ward, who maintained that his brother had died naturally, was acquitted.Richard N. "Dick" Young, 69, who as a reporter and member of the Kennedy Space Center news staff spent 32 years helping the world keep up with events in space exploration, died of emphysema Aug. 2 in Edgewater, Fla.Rabbi Leibish Lefkowitz, 78, an important figure in the organization of Kiryas Joel, the politically powerful Satmar Hasidic community in Orange County, N.Y., that has repeatedly gone to court over the issue of public financing for its religiously based schools, died Aug. 1 of pneumonia at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan.
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | May 26, 1996
Of all the mysterious statements in the Talmud, one of the best known says that finding a true partner in life is as difficult as parting the Red Sea.In the world of Orthodox Judaism, where family is second to God alone, people are always working to part the seas so men and women can get married, fulfill the commandment to multiply and ensure the faith for another generation.As the father of a recent bride put it: "Matchmaking is the favorite indoor sport of Jews."Whether they are professionals using computers, a yeshiva rabbi intimate with all the qualities and quirks of his students, or Aunt Malkie who just happens to know a nice boy from a good family, somebody is always trying to fix people up.Certain Hasidic families in the United States still choose mates for their sons and daughters as they did in 18th-century Poland.
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By Joe Mathews and Joe Mathews,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 23, 1997
FALLSBURG, N.Y. -- It is 1963, and a naive 17-year-old girl from New York City vacations with her family at a majestic resort with a private airfield. She meets a dance instructor. They fall in love.The story is the plot line from the 1987 movie "Dirty Dancing," but the setting is real. Grossinger's, the resort where the movie was filmed, was real. The boomtown feel of this Catskills hamlet was real. And the neighboring Concord Hotel was real: all 2,800 rooms, two bathrooms to a suite, with a swimming pool the size of a lake.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Sun Theater Critic | June 16, 1995
One third of the way into "Fires in the Mirror," Anna Deavere Smith re-creates these words of Angela Davis: "We have to find )) ways of coming together in a different way."It's one of the most cogent statements of the thesis of this unusual, spellbinding work, currently playing a two-week engagement as part of Center Stage's Off Center series. Subtitled "Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and Other Identities," Smith's one-woman show focuses on the riots that erupted in Crown Heights in August 1991 after a 7-year-old black boy was accidentally killed by a car in the motorcade of a Hasidic rabbi; three hours later a Hasidic scholar visiting from Australia was stabbed to death in apparent retaliation.
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By Los Angeles Times | November 26, 1992
NEW YORK -- Mayor David N. Dinkins delivered an impassioned Thanksgiving eve appeal for greater racial understanding in New York City, declaring that neither black anti-Semitism nor Jewish racism can be tolerated."
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August 22, 1991
A few years ago author Tom Wolfe struck a chord with his satirical novel "Bonfire of the Vanities," about the social forces set in motion by a fatal traffic accident involving a white motorist and a black teen-ager. Now life may be imitating art as New Yorkers struggle to come to grips with the aftermath of two days of rioting touched off by a real-life incident eerily reminiscent of the one described in Wolfe's fictional yarn.The trouble began Monday when a car in the motorcade of a Hasidic grand rabbi struck and killed a black 7-year-old and seriously injured another in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn.
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By Luke Broadwater | May 9, 2011
Is U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton too sexy for print?  Apparently, some people think so.  A Hasidic newspaper is catching some heat for evidently Photoshopping out Clinton's image from last week's now-iconic photo of White House leaders watching the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.  (Audrey Tomason, the director of counterterrorism for the National Security Council, was also cut from the photo.)  The publication in question,  Der Tzitung,  does not include images of women in print " because it could be considered sexually suggestive ," USA Today reports.  Clinton doesn't look particularly "suggestive" in the photo.
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By Gregory P. Kane | January 9, 1992
INSPIRED by the success of the inaugural 1990 Chutzpah Awards (I deeply appreciate the touching letters I received from the Wyoming State Hospital for the Criminally Insane), I have decided to continue the tradition and hand out awards for 1991.Without further ado, let's get right to the deserving winners:* Special "Say What?" Chutzpah Award: Every now and then along comes a comment so egregious that the listener is compelled to utter, "Say what?" The winners in this category are those who opposed the concept of all-male schools for black boys because they would "reinforce segregation."
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By BALTIMORESUN.COM STAFF | April 3, 2006
Hip-hop megastar Kanye West is the biggest of the names who will play this year's HFStival. The event, held May 27-28 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, will also feature such acts as the Counting Crows, festival regulars Cypress Hill, Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu, the Strokes and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Tickets go on sale April 8 at 10 a.m. More than 60 acts will perform on several stages at Merriweather, which will expand its capacity to 27,500 for the event. Day one's lineup, headed by West, Cypress Hill and Matisyahu, also includes '70s punk outfit The Misfits, local favorites Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Rise Against and Matchbook Romance.
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