August 11, 1995 |
Marcia Liebert Cayne, president of the national 60,000-member Assn. of Reform Zionists of America, who urged Israelis "to reclaim the beauty of Judaism as a living, rather than a rigid or restrictive, form of religion," has died. She was 57. Mrs. Cayne died of cancer Saturday at Tarzana Medical Hospital, said Debby Edelsohn, the organization's regional director.
December 7, 1987
Jewish nationalists from around the world are expected to reassess the goals of Zionism during the five-day 31st World Zionist Congress, which opened in Jerusalem on Sunday. Having fulfilled their first aim--the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine--40 years ago, and failed in their second--to bring the entire Jewish people to that land--Zionist leaders are expected to discuss new goals for the movement.
December 2, 1986 |
The world's Jewish population outside Israel is steadily declining and will fall from the current 9.5 million people to about 6 million in less than 40 years, the World Zionist Organization said Monday. In a report on Jewish demography, the organization said low birthrates, intermarriage and assimilation were the main factors responsible for the trend. However, the Jewish population of Israel--3.5 million--is rising because it is largely unaffected by intermarriage.
May 8, 1985 |
The government Tuesday offered a $1 million reward for the capture of Dr. Josef Mengele, the notorious "Angel of Death" who performed experiments on inmates at the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. The reward brings to at least $2.3 million the amount offered for the capture of Mengele, who has been reported hiding in Paraguay and would be 73 if still alive. The Paraguayan government denies he is in the country.