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Sue Fishkoff, JTA
Sue Fishkoff, JTA

Photojournalist on a mission to preserve Shanghai’s storied Jewish past, headstone by headstone

SHANGHAI — In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Western philanthropists and volunteers are restoring dozens of historic Jewish cemeteries. But in Shanghai,...

Orthodox groups to offer ethical seals

SAN FRANCISCO — Not to be outdone by their Conservative colleagues, Orthodox groups on both coasts will soon be vetting the ethical standards of businesses serving the...

Only 5% of US Orthodox shuls have cantors today

PISCATAWAY, NJ — Sitting in a meeting room in the Radisson Hotel here, 15 Orthodox cantors listen reverentially to a 1954 recording of the great Israeli cantor Leib...

Kosher cooking school steps up to the plate

NEW YORK — On the first day of class at a new kosher cooking school in Brooklyn, 22-year-old Erica Zimmerman carefully slices raw potatoes into a stainless steel bowl....

Beleaguered Olmert received tepid response

WASHINGTON — Dogged by political scandal at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert headed here last week in search of a friendly crowd at the annual AIPAC policy...

Kosher Meat shortage

NEW YORK — Jacqueline Lankry doesn’t know how she’s going to fill her orders. Owner of her own kosher catering firm in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Lankry orders a box a...