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  • How one pianist sparked musical fad

    Pianist Irving Fields’ life story seems to reflect not only his strong Jewish identity but also his use of Jewishness and music as passports to the larger world — geographically, interpersonally and creatively.

  • Iraqi pays for supporting Israel

    For daring to visit Israel, Mithal Al-Alusi has paid with more than his life: It cost him his two sons. Yet he continues to argue that the new Iraq should reach out to Israel as a democracy facing a constant threat of terrorism.

  • Anti-drug program focuses on teen prevention

    Several programs are addressing drug addiction in the Jewish community, particularly among youth, a focus that is long overdue, educators and experts say.