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February 5, 2006
Thank you for the moving article on Jerry Moses and his return to Shanghai ("Return of a Shanghai Jew," by Adam Minter, Jan. 15). As a child of Holocaust survivors, I believe his healing comes from his ability to reframe his experience in China during World War II with gratitude and love for that country. I'm filled with admiration for a man whose primary feeling was love in the midst of such poverty and hunger. I similarly feel grateful to Norway, a country that accepted our family and gave us hope in the midst of tremendous loss.
February 12, 2006
How ironic that Jerry Moses returned to China in gratitude for that country's decent treatment of him as a Jewish refugee during World War II--the very country where to practice one's religion gets one thrown in prison today ("Return of a Shanghai Jew," by Adam Minter, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Jan. 15). What if he were to hand out the Torah, hold a prayer service or surf the Internet to post a political opinion? Don't even consider it. An individual may be grateful for a wartime hide-out, but that does not change the fact that he has returned to a country where he dare not speak his opinions.
January 15, 2006 | Adam Minter, Adam Minter is a freelance writer based in Shanghai.
At the market, Gaoyang Road widens and hooks toward a set of encroaching Shanghai high-rises. Below, in their shadows, is a gray, run-down, two-story building that holds a tobacco shop, a beauty parlor and a noodle restaurant on its first floor. The top level is residential, and it juts over the first, creating a covered lane hung with laundry. Just south of the building, Jerry Moses, a retired Southern California businessman, squints and looks up, hands clasped behind his back.
October 30, 1996 | From Associated Press
Some were so good their nicknames alone bring back memories. Wilt. Dr. J. Cooz. Magic. Pistol Pete. Pearl. Hondo. Tiny. Some were simply big, as in Big E and Big O. Others needed no more mention than their first names: Michael. Charles. Larry. Hakeem. Shaquille. Scottie. Then there were those who played before the NBA became a multibillion-dollar industry: George Mikan, Bob Pettit. Paul Arizin. Hal Greer. Bill Sharman. Tremendous basketball players, all of them.
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