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FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2004 • ADAR 12, 5764
VoL. CXXV, No. 4

NEWS WATCH

18 'Passion' Revisited

Local reaction to Gibson's film
varies among Jews, Christians.

APPLETREE

35 Purim At A Glance

Everything you wanted to know
about this happy festival.

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37 Splatterproof!

Spreading this paint
was really a battle.

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COVER STORY

41 Finding Her Truth

Methodist minister's journey
leads to Orthodox Judaism.

ARTS & LIFE

45 Monument To Dad

Filmmaker's search for
father and Judaism.

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67 Married An Angel

Love deepens over 35 years.

Art by Jim Dryden
Page design, Kelli Johnson

Alefbet'cha
Anniversaries
B'nai Mitzvah
Calendar
Candlelighting
Community
Crossword
Engagements
For Openers
Letters

COLUMNISTS
Robert Sklar
George Cantor
Danny Raskin
Gail Zimmerman

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Marketplace
New Arrivals
Obituaries
Opinion
Spirituality
Something Extra
Sports
Spotlight
Synagogues
Torah Portion

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Harry Kirsbaum says a
dose of reality chases the
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Jews Like Kerry

Washington/JTA — U.S. Sen. John
Kerry did better Tuesday among
Jews than among non-Jews in four
out of five primary states with
Jewish exit polling data.
Kerry, D-Mass., swept nine of the
10 states voting in primaries
Tuesday, clinching the Democratic
nomination.
In New York, exit polls showed
Kerry winning 72 percent of the
Jewish vote, and 61 percent of the
general vote. In his home state of
Massachusetts, Kerry received 78
percent of the Jewish vote and 72
percent of the statewide vote.
In Maryland, he received 64 per-
cent of the Jewish vote, 5 percent
higher than the state percentage. In
Connecticut, Kerry garnered 69 per-
cent of the Jewish vote, compared to
58 percent statewide.
In California, Kerry performed as
well among Jews as he did among
non-Jews — about 65 percent.

Air Strike In Gaza

Jerusalem/JTA — An Israeli air
strike killed two Hamas members
and a third person in Gaza.
Witnesses said two missiles, appar-
ently fired by an Israeli helicopter
gunship, blew up a car carrying the
two Hamas members outside
Netzarim.

Love For The Jews?

Denver/JTA
A pastor in Denver
apologized for a roadside sign saying
Jews killed Jesus.
The Rev. Maurice Gordon's new

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sign reads, "I am deeply sorry for
offending the Jewish people, whom
I love." The earlier message was
inspired by Mel Gibson's The Passion
of the Christ, Gordon said.
Gordon, who has long put up
signs condemning homosexuality
and abortion, also caused controver-
sy when he said Tuesday that Jews
need to forgive Germans for the
Holocaust.

Not Child's Play

Jerusalem/JTA — An Israeli mil-
itary court convicted three
would-be terrorists, ages 12, 13
and 15.
The three boys from a Palestinian
village near Nablus were found
guilty of belonging to Islamic Jihad
and planning an attack on the near-
by Israeli city of Afula. They were
arrested last week while preparing
homemade guns.
Palestinian security officials dis-
missed the boys as "pranksters."
Israeli military officials said the
army was checking options for
incarcerating the three; their convic-
tions carry possible prison sentences
of 10 years.

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Al Qaida Warning

Jerusalem/JTA — Al Qaida terror-
ists are focusing on Jewish sites
among their top three targets,
Britain's finance minister said.
Speaking this week at the annual
dinner of the Jewish community's
security body, the Community
Security Trust, Gordon Brown
warned that the international terror
network was focusing on Jewish

interests alongside U.S. and British
targets.

Bridge Terror Remembered

New York/JTA — Elected officials
gathered to remember Ari
Halberstam, a yeshivah student
killed 10 years ago in a Brooklyn
Bridge terrorist attack.
New York Gov. George Pataki and
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y.,
pledged to push for tougher anti-ter-
rorism legislation at Monday's
memorial for Halberstam, a
Chasidic youth killed March 1,
1994, by a Lebanese man seeking
vengeance against Jews for Middle
East violence.
For years, the FBI refused to rec-
ognize Halberstam's murder as a ter-
rorist attack, treating it instead . as a
criminal act resulting from an
episode of "road rage." At the behest
of public officials and the boy's
mother, Devorah Halberstam, the
FBI reopened its investigation sever-
al years later and reclassified the
shooting as a terrorist act.

Korea Twists Anne Frank

New York/JTA — Anne Frank's
diary is being used to promote hate
in North Korea.
CBS' 60 Minutes aired a report
featuring a Dutch journalist who
went to North Korea. She says the
famous diary is being used to tell
students that the Nazis have a cur-
rent counterpart in the Americans
and that President Bush is akin to
Hitler.
Also, children are taught that war
with the United States is inevitable
and that Anne Frank is not a hero
because she was weak.

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