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WATCH: Israeli Refusenik, Udi Segal, Sent to Jail for Refusing to Enlist in the Israeli Military

Moriel Rothman-Zecher | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Moriel Rothman-Zecher

As much of Israeli society -- our society -- is swept up in the fever of the most recent war on Gaza, there are those voices that refuse to accept a present or future of war, hostility, occupation and violence. One of those voices belong to Udi Segal, a 19-year-old Israeli from Kibbutz Tuval.

Astoria Characters: The Teacher Who Makes Music Come Alive

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

She was little more than 5 when she first felt the ebonies and ivories. This was an easy thing to do because her family possessed a piano. It was crammed into the one-room apartment in Moscow where she, her parents and her two siblings arranged their cots around their other significant piece of furniture, a round table.

Senator Lautenberg: An Appreciation of His Lifesaving Work With Refugees

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Mark Hetfield

The refugees whom Senator Lautenberg brought to the U.S. are among the most successful immigrants in our nation's history. They are doctors, engineers, business owners, artists, musicians, and writers.