Shira Hanau, JTA
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, ‘Prince of Torah,’ dies at 94
Shira Hanau, JTAMar 18, 2022
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, the powerful leader of Israel’s haredi Orthodox community who was known as the “Prince of Torah,” has died.
Spices grown for quality — 300 specialized farmers
Shira Hanau, JTAMar 03, 2022
NEW YORK — Try to come up with the most Jewish spice out there and you might have some trouble answering. Ori Zohar and Ethan Frisch, the founders of the […]
Armstrong says he did not convert to play basketball
Shira Hanau, JTAFeb 24, 2022
Jared Armstrong traveled to Israel on Birthright last year. He also spent months studying with an American Conservative rabbi in order to convert to Judaism, a step he...
Friction over egalitarian space
Shira Hanau, JTAFeb 03, 2022
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stating that his government would not implement the 2016 Western Wall agreement is angering Conservative and Reform Jews.
Walder suicide, reactions shake communities
Shira Hanau, JTAJan 06, 2022
JERUSALEM — On Friday morning, Dec. 31, most of the people bustling through Beit Shemesh, a town in central Israel with a large Orthodox population, were getting ready...
Treasures depict pre-Holocaust life
Shira Hanau, JTANov 25, 2021
CHANUKAH 5782 SECTION D PAGE 9 NEW YORK — Even when Arthur Kurzweil sits by himself in his study, he doesn’t feel that he’s alone. After all, he has the […]
Aravrit: At Dubai expo, a new Hebrew-Arabic script
Shira Hanau, JTANov 04, 2021
When Liron Lavi Turkenich designed a writing system combining Hebrew and Arabic characters as a final project in college, she probably could not have imagined that her...
Doodles can help teach Hebrew
Shira Hanau, JTAOct 14, 2021
PITTSBURGH — When the pandemic kept Rabbi Emily Meyer stuck at home last year, she took up a hobby familiar to any elementary school student — doodling. But Meyer, a...
How about vegan brisket for Rosh Hashanah?
Shira Hanau, JTAJul 22, 2021
ROCHESTER, NY — Rob Nipe and Nora Rubel hadn’t anticipated selling out of pastrami on their opening day. But when you have a vegan butcher shop certified kosher and...
In Surfside, burial societies struggle with how to proceed
Shira Hanau, JTAJul 01, 2021
SURFSIDE, Fla. — Among Rabbi Mayer Berger’s first thoughts on seeing the 12 stories of the Champlain Tower South pancaked upon themselves: This is like Sept. 11....