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Meet the real Rabbi who helped inspire Broadway’s “Come from Away”

The new Broadway musical Come from Away, by Canadian playwrights Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is comprised of stories of kindnesses done by and for the “come from aways” (the Newfoundland term for “visitor”) who were stranded in the tiny town of Gander when US airspace closed on September 11, 2001. Several of the stories […]

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Here’s how the rich can escape NYC when a calamity hits

Those New Yorkers who can pay an annual fee of $90,000 and who have forgotten the heroism of New York’s mariners on 9/11 can escape the city in the event of terrorist attack or disaster with Plan B Marine, a marine evacuation service based on the principle that people will behave badly in an emergency. Boats that […]

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A musical about the days after 9/11

An interview with Irene Sankoff who with her husband, David Hein, created Come from Away, can be found here. Come from Away tells the story of the kindness shown by the residents of tiny Gander, Newfoundland to the approximately 7,000 people stranded there when US airspace closed due to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Gander has a population of roughly […]

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