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Gabe Friedman, JTA

    Duolingo Yiddish class joins secular, chasidic Jews

    NEW YORK — When Meena Viswanath signed on more than two years ago to help Duolingo, the world’s largest language learning app, create its first Yiddish course, she...

    Football — violates Jewish values, or ‘beautiful skill and strategy’?

    NEW YORK — Rabbi Josh Feigelson remembers the moment that football lost its magic for him. It was Oct. 20, 2013, and Feigelson was eating dinner with his family at...

    GameStop’s Jewish angles

    NEW YORK — Even if you never pay attention to stock market news, you have probably gotten the sense that something unusual is happening right now, and it has to do...

    Stoudemire: ‘Less lashon hara’

    NEW YORK — Asked by one of New York’s wealthiest men, in a forum convened by one of the world’s largest local philanthropies, how he would improve relations...

    2020 review: Losses

    NEW YORK — There’s no way to tally all who were lost to the worldwide Jewish community in 2020, a year when we mourned even our ability to carry out time-tested...

    Vaccine brains

    NEW YORK — When Mikael Dolsten, the head scientist at Pfizer, heard the news last week that the COVID-19 vaccine that he has been helping to develop for the better...

    Gadot’s Cleopatra isn’t the first to stir controversy

    NEW YORK — After Israeli actress Gal Gadot announced last weekend that she would play the legendary Egyptian queen in a blockbuster movie, it didn’t take long for...

    Roma angle on Holocaust story

    LOS ANGELES — When Israeli director Yuval Adler saw the script for “The Secrets We Keep,” a thriller about a woman who kidnaps a man she believes was her Nazi...

    Ghanain actor potrays Jewish astronaut

    ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 10 NEW YORK — Ato Essandoh isn’t Jewish, or British, or an astronaut — but he plays an African-British-Jewish astronaut...

    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....