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  • Behind the Headlines Project Renewal: a Success Story

    Project Renewal, which has suffered from painful teething problems, has come in for a great deal of adverse publicity here and abroad as a result of them. The media, naturally, zero in on problems and arguments when these are in evidence — and as a result, the progress and achievements tend to lack “coverage” and… More ▸

  • Resumption of Eichmann Trial Postponed for Week; Was Set for Today

    Illness of Justice Binyamin Halevi, one of the three judges trying Adolf Eichmann, today forced postponement for a week of the resumption of the trial of the former Gestapo colonel. The trial had been scheduled originally to be resumed tomorrow. The final stages of the marathon hearings, which began last April 11, will be summations… More ▸

  • Mayor Wagner Lights Torch Which Will Open Maccabiah Festival

    Mayor Robert F. Wagner lit today a torch which will be used to open the Maccabiah Festival in this city next Sunday. At the same time, the Mayor issued a proclamation designating Sunday Maccabiah Day. Shalom Kahalin, champion marathon runner of Israel, accepted the torch from the Mayor. The athlete will run with the torch… More ▸

  • Slants on Sports

    Two Jewish athletes helped cause the biggest upsets of the week in the sporting world by their remarkable playing ability. By a strange coincidence both these startling reversals of form occurred Tuesday. Baroness Maud Levi, the former Maud Rosenbaum of Chicago, is the Jewish tennis ace who defeated Betty Nuthall, one of England’s greatest women… More ▸

  • Slants on Sports

    A lot of people have asked the question, how is Max Adelbert Baer preparing for the biggest opportunity of his life, pugilistically speaking? I he on the loose on the board walk? Does he sneak into New York in the middle of the night to meet one “doll?” Is he crazy enough to break training… More ▸

  • The Human Touch

    I have been informed that one of the most notable architects of churches in the United States is a Jew. His name is not Jewish. But the story comes to me on good authority. I regard this as a special triumph of adaptation, in view of the actual, if not legal, numerus clausus in America… More ▸

  • Slants on Sports

    The first Marathon race, held in 490 B.C., was a classic. Only one lone Greek entered and he covered the distance of twenty-six miles and 385 yards in something over four hours. A careful scrutiny of the record book reveals the fact that this long distance mover passed out colder than February ninth immediately after… More ▸