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Gabe Friedman, JTA
Gabe Friedman, JTA

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...

America’s best Jewish food trucks

NEW YORK — Summer is upon us. And that means swimsuits, summer camps, sticky temperatures — and food trucks. True, many of these trendy restaurants-on-wheels are...

Leah Gottfried in a scene from 'Soon by You.'

Web series is humorous take on Orthodox Jewish dating

NEW YORK — “There’s no such thing as a bad date — there’s just a funny story,” says Jessica Schechter, a 28-year-old modern Orthodox woman who teaches acting...

Virtual museum is Jewish baseball nerd’s dream

CHICAGO — When Jews visit the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY, they can learn about the two most celebrated members of the tribe who have been inducted into...

Hollywood’s Holocaust survivors share their memories

LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Reporter is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust with a feature on survivors who went on to careers in American...

Are the NBA finals lose-lose for Blatt?

NEW YORK — After the last game of an impressive series sweep of the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt talked with broadcaster Ernie Johnson in front...

Bronco start date Rosh Hashanah

NEW YORK — On Rosh Hashanah, according to the liturgy, our fate is written in the Book of Life. But Jewish football fans may be missing something else: the NFL opening...