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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

In ‘The Spy’, Sacha Baron Cohen stars as agent Eli Cohen

NEW YORK — For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his...

Most Jews in Hong Kong are sitting out protests

HONG KONG — Since early June, protesters in Hong Kong have been gathering multiple times a week to fight Chinese attempts to encroach on their freedoms. The police...

Parents lobby Congress to stop suicide among military

PHOENIX — In 2007, Sgt. Daniel Somers returned home after two tours in Iraq, where he worked in intelligence and special operations. For years he struggled to get on...

Kais Nashif

In ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ Salam inhabits two worlds

NEW YORK — In “Tel Aviv on Fire,” the main character travels every day between Ramallah and Jerusalem. In the Palestinian city, Salam works as a production...

Jules Bergman

Voice over the moon

NEW YORK — In the 1960s, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn were household names, idolized as  G-d-like figures by a public enraptured by NASA’s...

1963 Topps Sandy Koufax

Philip Roth’s possessions to be auctioned

NEW YORK — There are fans of Philip Roth who enjoy his books. Then there are the fans who want to own his typewriters. The latter have their shot: Some of the late...

Postcards show Jewish-owned department stores throughout the South.

Museum of Southern Jewish experience plans new home

NEW ORLEANS — A prosthetic leg that belonged to a Russian Jewish immigrant to Lake Providence, La. An eight-foot neon sign from a hotel that advertised itself as the...

Marc Kaufman

New York’s chasidic community among groups grappling with possible fur ban

NEW YORK — It’s summer and Marc Kaufman has thousands of coats in the basement of his store in Midtown Manhattan. For a fee, the fifth-generation fur dealer cleans...

Chernobyl exclusion zone Pripyat

In Israel, ‘Chernobyl’ victims still suffering

NEW YORK — The HBO historical drama “Chernobyl,” which dramatizes the events surrounding the 1986 nuclear explosion in the Ukrainian city, then part of the Soviet...

Two Artillery Corps fighters and instructors in Shivta, Israel (Debbie Zimelman)

New photography book depicts women in IDF combat units

JERUSALEM — Women served as combat soldiers during Israel’s War of Independence, when the fledgling country needed all the fighters it could get. But following the...