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The Karma of Trust

An India Travelogue, Part 11 by Lawrence Bush Click for Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.   OUT OF THE CITY of Delhi, at last! We came yesterday by car to Jaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, (we hired the same driver with the deep voice and the one family cow who had taken us to Agra and the Taj […]

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Jews and the Elephant Question

by Aviva Cantor It was 1944 and the Holocaust was raging in all its gruesome fury. In Slovakia, Jews from the countryside were herded to rail stations and forced into box cars headed to death camps. A Jew named Itzik Rosenberg was being shoved into a boxcar, with his neighbors watching the scene,  laughing and […]

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February 19: The Bird Man of Panama

Eugene Eisenmann, a Harvard-trained attorney who retired from law at 51 to become one of the world’s leading ornithologists, was born in Panama on this date in 1906. In 1957, Eisenmann became a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, a position he held until his death in 1981. He […]

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November 15: Species-Saver

Devra Gail Kleiman, a zoologist who saved the golden lion tamarind monkey from extinction and did the research needed to get giant pandas to breed in captivity, was born in the Bronx on this date in 1942. Kleiman was the first woman scientist hired by an American zoo (in 1972) and was associated with the […]

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