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Gabe Friedman, JTA
Gabe Friedman, JTA

Don Was (Christopher Polk/Getty)

Legendary producer adds rabbi’s music to his resume

LOS ANGELES — Three years ago, Don Was walked into a Jewish service in Los Angeles without high expectations. Was, born Don Fagenson in Detroit, is a producer who has...

The cover of The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman.

A tragic tale: Superman’s Jewish creators

NEW YORK — When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes. Of course, the...

Alden Ehrenreich (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

New Han Solo is a nice Jewish boy from LA

LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars” fans are eagerly awaiting the franchise’s latest film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” As its title suggests, the flick focuses on Han...

L-r: Musicians Alana Haim, Este Haim and Danielle Haim (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Lacoste)

Why Haim means so much to young Jewish women

NEW YORK — Last week, Zoe Plotsky and 10 friends came together for a Shabbat dinner at a Greek restaurant near Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan. They made a...

Posters for 'Black Panther' at Edwards Houston Marq'e Stadium in Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty)

Black Panther — a Jewish creation

LOS ANGELES — If you have checked in on the pop culture zeitgeist at all in the past week, you know that the film “Black Panther” is breaking box office records...

AJ Edelman, the 'Hebrew Hammer' (Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty)

Jews represent at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NEW YORK — The world is about to revolve around Pyeongchang, a mountainous county in the northern half of South Korea, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jewish fans...

Chris Watson shows off a memento from Hapoel Beersheba's 2014-15 championship.

Black basketball players love Israel

CHANUKAH 5778SECTION A PAGE 18 NEW YORK — Chris Watson played four standout years of basketball at Niagara University, where he became one of the upstate New York...

Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchesta at the Moscow Concervatory, Jan. 21, 2002. (Alexander Nemenova/AFP/Getty)

Zubin Mehta to retire in 2018

NEW YORK — When Zubin Mehta kicks off a tour of North American cities at New York’s Carnegie Hall this week, it won’t be his last performances with the Israel...

Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin speaking at the opening of the team’s new training center. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty)

New Yorker revives Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — When Peter Feigin took over as president of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014, he pledged that the long-beleaguered NBA team would become one of the most...

Clockwise, from upper left: Kubana, Hot Chocolate, Zimsterne, Red Snapper

How eight countries break the fast

NEW YORK — After American Jews file out of Yom Kippur services, many return home to a similar meal each year to break the fast: typically bagels, lox and assorted...