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Yes, for Jews in York, there was life after 1190

Last month, the small Jewish community in the British city of York celebrated the arrival of a new rabbi, its first since the city’s Jewish community was nearly wiped...

Yeshiva University creates a space for Christians to study Judaism

Emily Talento grew up with Jewish friends and relatives on Long Island, attending Passover seders, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and Shabbat dinners. When she arrived at...

Curator returns items to Holocaust victims’ descendents

German museum curator Matthias Weniger is devoting his energy to restituting stolen art at his institution. Along the way, he has provided genealogical research that, in...

Artistic answer to hate

A massive mural of a Jewish mother lighting Shabbat candles has just gone up in a Jewish neighborhood of Los Angeles, the first in a series of anti-hate murals planned...

Matzah pajamas selling unleavened hotcakes

Rabbi Yael Buechler conceived of her latest product two years ago, after planning ways to make the Passover seder fun for her two young sons.

A shul with an ice rink — in Minnesota of course!

Temple of Aaron in St. Paul is inviting families to bundle up and have fun on what is believed to be the first-ever skating rink on a synagogue property.

Helena synagogue returned to Jewish hands

HELENA — The Jewish community in Montana closed a deal Aug. 25 to reacquire the state’s first synagogue, built in 1891, returning it to Jewish ownership for the...

Internet poses spiritual dilemmas for Orthodox women and their businesses

Shaindy Braun and her wig business had nearly 40,000 followers on Instagram, amassed over nine years, when she abruptly announced her departure from the social media...

Zelensky: Israel must impose sanctions

In a live streamed address to students, faculty and staff at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Israel to join the network...

Hefty price tag for new academic Mishnah

Oxford University Press set the price of a three-volume set of the Mishnah, out in August, at $645 — a steep, though not unheard-of cost for an academic text, and...