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Gabe Friedman, JTA
Gabe Friedman, JTA

The Anati brothers, from left, Emmanuel, Andrea and Bubi. (Tamar Tal Anati)

Returning to the Italian cave

ROME — Renting a house in the Italian countryside and eating loads of pasta is about as blissful a vacation as they come. For the three Anati brothers, however, such a...

Diego Schwartzman practicing in Buenos Aires, Feb. 1. (Gabriel Rossi/Getty)

World’s best Jewish tennis player

LONDON — At Wimbledon, currently underway through July 16, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from...

Robert De Niro on the set of "Wizard Of Lies" on October 12, 2015 in New York City. (Bobby Bank/GC Images)

Bobby as Bernie: De Niro’s Jewish roles

Yeah, I’m talking to you, De Niro. What’s with your short list of Jewish roles? Of course, Robert De Niro is not Jewish. The two-time Academy Award-winner is best...

Marlee Matlin (Jack Jason)

Marlee Matin in conversation

NEW YORK — Thirty years ago, Marlee Matlin became the only deaf actor to win an Academy Award. In 1986, at age 21, she starred in the drama, “Children of a Lesser...

Many of Joe Buchanan's songs are inspired by his conversion to Judaism. (Zach Dalin/Jewish Rock Radio)

Jewish Americana

NEW YORK — Saul Kaye never wanted to be a “Jewish blues” player. In 2009, he was touring as a rock musician, playing hundreds of shows a year with various bands at...

Eric Greitens

Navy SEAL wins in Missouri

ST. LOUIS — Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose seven military awards include the Bronze Star, has become the first Jewish governor of Missouri. Greitens, 42, a...

Clockwise from upper left: Imre Kertesz, Gene Wilder, Doris Roberts, Anton Yelchin

5776 marked by high-profile deaths

NEW YORK — It’s a fact of life: Scores of notable people pass away each year. But for some reason — whether it’s the continued aging of the baby boomer...

Milan Chatterjee

At UCLA, Milan Chatterjee unlikely hero on BDS

LOSANGELES — When Milan Chatterjee arrived at UCLA’s law school in 2014, Middle East politics wasn’t one of his core interests. He describes himself as an Indian...

Zack Test of USA breaks away for a try during the 2016 Wellington Sevens pool match between France and USA. (Hagen Hopkins/Getty)

Meet American Jewish Olympians

NEW YORK — There are athletes, and then there are Olympic athletes. And then there are Jewish Olympic athletes. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, we’ll be cheering the...

Gideon Grossman is using his drumming skills to raise money for research into a cure for Crohn's disease.

Busking across California for Crohn’s disease

LOS ANGELES — Gideon Grossman taps out rapid hip-hop beats on his compact setup of bucket drums. He beams at the camera. His drumming is so effortless, it’s hard to...