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Hawaiin envisions 'edible landscapes'

Hawaiin envisions 'edible landscapes'

NEW YORK — Talia Abrams was struck by the irony that some of her neighbors on the Hawaiian island of Kauai could not afford to eat healthy food.

“It was crazy to hear this because we live on the ‘Garden Island’ of Hawaii,” said Abrams, 16.

So two years ago Abrams, who is home-schooled, wrote a bill as an educational assignment that would require the Hawaii Dept. of Land and Natural Resources to appropriate funds to create edible landscapes in public spaces by planting fruit trees and vegetable and herb gardens for public use across the state.


Local expert discusses returning Nazi-looted art

Local expert discusses returning Nazi-looted artUS audiences are abuzz over the film “Woman in Gold,” one Jewish woman’s victorious recovery of a famous portrait the Nazis stole from her uncle in 1938. Viewed by some as an isolated incident, the historical reality dates back to 1930s Germany when the Nazis began pilfering art from Jews unable to protest. Holocaust survivors and victims’ relatives first launched their frustrating search for stolen family masterpieces shortly after the war.

American volunteers broke every rule to fight in 1948 war

American volunteers broke every rule to fight in 1948 warLOS ANGELES — In May, 1948, I was walking down Market Street in San Francisco when I passed a small movie theater with a marquee that announced “The Jews Fight for Their State.” For the first time, it fully hit me that the Jews — by the gentile consensus of the time, mainly cowards and draft dodgers — were actually taking on five vastly superior armies. I took the train back to Berkeley but had a hard time focusing on my studies at the University of California. With the school year n...

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No girls allowed? Not for this teen!

No girls allowed? Not for this teen!NEW YORK — Lily Greenberg Call was always passionate about the political process. As a high school freshman, she looked forward to her class on international politics and guerrilla warfare. Though most of the other students in the class were seniors or boys, Call was unfazed. But during a heated discussion, someone said, “No one cares about your opinion, Lily, you’re a girl.” Taken aback, Call, now a senior at the San Diego Jewish Academy, said, “I was shocked because that mentality...

70-year-old Hitchcock Holocaust documentary retrieved

70-year-old Hitchcock Holocaust documentary retrievedNEW YORK — “This was a woman,” the narrator explains, as the camera pans over a figure so emaciated and burnt that it’s barely recognizable as human. It’s one of the more arresting scenes in “German Concentration Camps Factual Survey,” a highly unusual Holocaust documentary shot and scripted 70 years ago, and crafted with the help of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. But it almost didn’t see the light of day. The recently completed film has begun making the rounds, and h...
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Netanyahu suspends contact with EU on peace process

Marcy Oster The order comes in the wake of the European Union’s decision to approve special labeling for Israeli products made in the West Bank and Golan Heights. ... [Link]

South African mohel banned for life for botching bris

Marcy Oster The baby’s penis was partially amputated and suffered irreversible damage during the circumcision. ... [Link]

Report: Palestinian teen shot dead in clashes with Israeli forces

Marcy Oster Palestinian rioters threw firebombs at Israeli forces in eastern Jerusalem, who fired at the rioters’ lower extremities after feeling that their lives were in danger, Israel Police said. ... [Link]

Rio Jews, evangelicals rally for peace in Israel

Marcy Oster The estimated 1,500 participants along the beach carried Israel signs, wore Israel shirts and sang the national anthems of Israel and Brazil. ... [Link]

At Hanukkah, how do we kindle the lights within ourselves?

mbrodsky “The life breath (the soul) of a human is the lamp of God,” it says in the Book of Proverbs. ... [Link]

On Hanukkah, just let the lights go out

Lisa Keys Celebrating the Festival of Lights is typically a communal activity — but a writer finds a deeper meaning in quiet contemplation of the menorah. ... [Link]

Thousands of Arab-Israelis protest ban on Islamic Movement

Marcy Oster Arab-Israeli Knesset lawmakers attended the rally backing a group that Israel accuses of incitement and links to terrorism. ... [Link]

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