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The Gefilte Manifesto's Baked Herbed Terrine.

Gefilte Manifesto: Millenial ode to Ashkenazi cooking

FROM ROSH HASHANAH FOODS AS I peruse the vibrant pages of The Gefilte Manifesto (Flatiron Books, 2016), I feel right at home. Recipes from borscht to homemade pickles...

Rabbi Shmuel Notik holding a Nile perch at his home in Nairobi in 2015.

Chabad meets needs of growing community in sub-Saharan Africa

NAIROBI — Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives intercepted him on a...

Akko resident Mahdi Satri, a frequent contributor to the ‘Arabs and Right-Wingers Tweeting’ Facebook group.

Israeli Arab Zionists voice their feelings on Facebook

By Tzvi Lev, TPS JERUSALEM (TPS) — When Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan blamed Facebook in July for the recent wave of terror, he was likely not referring...

Mark Wilf, a co-owner of the Minnesota Vikings, at the team's gigantic Nordic horn in its new $1.1 billion stadium. (Hillel Kuttler)

Vikings’ owner: Not your average philanthropist

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities that officially...

Relatives of Holocaust victims walk in a memorial march in the Lithuanian town of Moletai, Aug. 29, 2016.

Soccer agent and writer save memory of Holocaust in Lithuanian town

When Israeli soccer agent Tzvi Kritzer decided to build a monument in the Lithuanian town of Moletai (Malat in Yiddish), where most of his family was murdered during the...

Gene Wilder (right) puts his arm around the shoulder of Cleavon Little in a still from the film, 'Blazing Saddles.' (Warner Bros./Getty)

Blazing saddles, fading memories

NEW YORK — Last year I joined some 3,000 people at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a wide-screen showing of Mel Brooks’ 1974 Western parody,...

Clockwise from top left: Sarah Nabaggala, Yonatan Loukato, Samuel Matiya Kigondere, Yoash Mayende and Shoshana Nambi. (Jill Peltzman/URJ)

Ugandan Jews work as counselors at reform summer camp

NEW YORK — Growing up in Uganda, Sarah Nabaggala would often have to walk to a well to retrieve drinking water. Shoshana Nambi, from the same village, Mbale, remembers...

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Alzheimer’s Series: Part III: Detection & Prevention

Alzheimer’s disease can lie dormant in the human brain for 20 years before it attacks. Once it reaches the end stage, the disorder has wreaked irreparable brain...

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Alzheimer’s Series: Part II: Symptoms & Testing

There are 50 forms of dementia. Many are rare. Some are reversible — but not Alzheimer’s disease. No one recovers from Alzheimer’s, which currently affects an...

Rabbis Yechiel Eckstein, left, and Moshe Sebbag at the Grand Synagogue of Paris, June 27, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

Mixed feelings on Eckstein’s International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

PARIS — The summer drizzle that soaked the French capital did little to dampen Yechiel Eckstein’s enthusiasm as he arrived recently with his wife Joelle at the...