Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Velvl Greene reflects on God and science

Dr. Velvl Greene, the son of Jewish refugees from Ukraine, was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He came to Minnesota for post-graduate studies at the U of M, where he earned a master’s degree in in dairy bacteriology. He later was a University of Minnesota professor and a NASA scientist, and a disciple and confidante of […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dan Hotels pamper Israel visitors

The Dan Hotels chain offers new bicycle and foodie packages By MORDECAI SPECKTOR The Times of Israel news website recently reported that President Donald Trump will stay at Jerusalem’s “ritzy King David Hotel,” during his one-day visit to Israel next week. All of the hotel’s 233 rooms have been reserved for president’s entourage, according to […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Editorial: With Trump, it’s not going to get better

If a novelist were to write a political satire about a reality TV star who runs for president and wins, and whose presidency soon goes off the rails, critics would complain that the story requires too great a suspension of disbelief on the part of readers. However, by a fluke of the Electoral College, most […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Paul’s Pals: Creating accommodation

Paul’s Pals and its expanded mission to enrich the lives of children with disabilities  By MAX SPARBER  The world is not terribly accommodating to people with disabilities, a fact that was made abundantly clear at a previous job, when I helped edit Access Press, a local newspaper for the disabled community. Adults with disabilities would […]

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Stories of survival with Stephen Tobolowsky

My Adventures with God, by Stephen Tobolowsky, Simon & Schuster, 353 pages, $25 Reviewed by NEAL GENDLER Asked in an interview to describe his Judaism, actor Stephen Tobolowsky replied “Judaism is not something I do. It is something I am. It isn’t an occupation. It is a definition.” That wasn’t always so. The first half […]