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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

Dave Nicholls, seated, rides in the bobsled.

Cool Runnings? Meet Israel’s bobsled team

NEW YORK— In the span of just a couple days, Chaim Raice went from never having been on a bobsled to being a contender to represent Israel in the 2022 Winter Olympics....

Elaine Luria, left, and Elissa Slotkin are among the new faces in Congress.

Jewish women among Congress victors

WASHINGTON — Last week’s midterm elections were hailed as a victory for gender parity, as an unprecedented number of women won bids to serve in Congress. More than...

Fred Guttenberg at a CNN town hall meeting in Sunrise, Fla., Feb. 21, 2018. (Michael Laughlin/Sun Sentinel/TNS/Getty)

Guns: Two bereaved fathers differ

MIAMI — Jaime Guttenberg and Meadow Pollack shared many similarities. Both were brown-haired and bright-eyed girls, beloved by friends and family. Both were passionate...

L-r: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Prof. Christine Blasey Ford (Win McNamee/Getty)

A Jewish take on the Kavanaugh hearings

NEW YORK — As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, he had to answer questions about sexual misconduct...

(Liron Almog/Flash90)

A vegan take on apples & honey

NEW YORK — The truth is, there is no commandment in Judaism to dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah. But what would the Jewish New Year be without the custom? It’s...

Kirk Geritano, l, and Jackie Hoffman in the Yiddish language ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’

‘Fidler Afn Dakh’ on stage in New York

NEW YORK — The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s new production of “Fiddler on the Roof” enacts a familiar story in an unfamiliar language. The actors sing...

The kosher cheeseburger at Shelly's

A kosher cheeseburger? It’s not ‘impossible.’

TEANECK, NJ — For many Americans, no hamburger is complete without cheese. Whether a slice of no-fuss American or something fancier, the cheese melds the beef patty...

Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

The Jewish take on Judge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge in Washington, DC, to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy,...

The Royal Family mark the Queen's 90th birthday, 2016 in London. (Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty)

Prince William’s itinerary for Israel announced

JERUSALEM — Prince William will soon embark on a historic visit to Israel. During the trip, which also includes stops in Jordan and the West Bank, Britain’s Duke of...

Collage of comics featured in 'We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust'. (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books/JTA)

Holocaust education? Yes, in comics

NEW YORK — In 2008, famed comic book artist Neal Adams and Holocaust historian Rafael Medoff teamed up to create a comic about Dina Babbitt, a Czech Jewish artist...