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“As the epidemic has endured and broadened, AIDS organizations have found themselves -- unexpectedly, even unwillingly -- in the business of developing real estate. They have built what amounts to a $300 million citywide AIDS infrastructure to house, serve and treat people with the disease. Decrepit structures have been infused with a new purpose, giving the epidemic a three-dimensional presence in the cityscape. There are apartment buildings and nursing homes for women and men with AIDS who are homeless or poor, treatment centers and clinics and heavy-duty kitchens with 80-gallon soup kettles.” --David Dunlap, New York Times, 1997
Lawrence Bush edited Jewish Currents from 2003 until 2018. He is the author of Bessie: A Novel of Love and Revolution and Waiting for God: The Spiritual Explorations of a Reluctant Atheist, among other books. His new volume of illustrated Torah commentaries, American Torah Toons 2, is scheduled for publication this year.