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Josefin Dolsten, JTA
Josefin Dolsten, JTA

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...

Rabbi Aaron Panken

Head of HUC dies in a plane crash

NEW YORK — Rabbi Andrea Weiss, an associate professor of Bible at the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and its incoming provost,...

A makeshift memorial in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Florida school shooting’s Jewish victims remembers

PARKLAND, Fla. — They volunteered. They played soccer. They went to camp. They were sweet, mature and easygoing. They were just beginning their lives, or helping...

Rabbi Osher Litzman, under the canopy in black, performing a Jewish wedding in Seoul, South Korea.

Olympics won’t be Jewish desert

SEOUL — Though the Jewish community in South Korea is small, Jews visiting the country to compete in or watch the Winter Olympic Games won’t have to skimp on kosher...

A member of the Israeli team sent to Lusaka, Zambia.

Israel sends aid to Zambia

JERUSALEM — Medical professionals from Israel are helping to treat cholera victims in Zambia, which is battling an outbreak of the disease. A delegation of two...

Bruce and Irene Steinberg, surrounded by sons William, Zachary, and Matthew.

Nine killed in Costa Rica crash

NEW YORK — Members of two families killed in a plane crash in Costa Rica are remembered for their involvement in Jewish and philanthropic causes. The Steinberg family...