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Gabe Friedman, JTA
Gabe Friedman, JTA

Nine iconic designs by Milton Glaser

NEW YORK — Milton Glaser, the godfather of modern graphic design who passed away on his 91st birthday on June 26, didn’t talk about his Jewish identity very often....

Engel stung by Sanders’ nod to foe

NEW YORK — Bernie Sanders just made Eliot Engel’s bad week worse. Engel, the 16-term Democratic congressman from New York and chairman of the House’s Foreign...

Revisiting ‘Prince of Egypt’ during quarantine

NEW YORK — Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. My reconnection with “The Prince of...

Finally, a government in Israel

JERUSALEM — One of the crazier weeks in Israeli politics in recent memory ended on a fittingly dramatic note: Benny Gantz, the former army chief who came close to...

‘Hunters’: explores justice, morality of revenge

NEW YORK — “This is not murder, this is mitzvah.” That’s a quote from Meyer Offerman, a wealthy Holocaust survivor with a thick Yiddish accent played by Al...

Coach’s journey from NBA to a championship

PHILADELPHIA — Four years ago, Ben Falk was analyzing professional basketball players for the Philadelphia 76ers. This week, he’s celebrating a championship on a...

Trump’s peace plan — the components

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined Trump at a...

Harold Bloom dreamed in Yiddish

NEW HAVEN — Harold Bloom, the lion of American literary criticism born to a Yiddish-speaking family of Orthodox Jewish immigrants, has died at 89. Bloom, a member of...

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...