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    Rabbi Sacks, global spokesman for the Jewish people, dies

    LONDON — Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of the United Kingdom whose extensive writings and frequent media appearances commanded a global following among...

    Adin Steinsaltz, acclaimed scholar, dies at 83

    JERUSALEM — Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, the acclaimed scholar whose landmark translation of the Talmud enabled a vast readership to access one of Judaism’s...

    She survived the 1918 flu — and 2020 coronavirus

    WASHINGTON — After Marilee Shapiro Asher was admitted to the hospital in mid-April sick with COVID-19, her daughter got a call from the doctor telling her she ought to...

    The wedding with no guests — and no rabbi (sort of)

    NEW YORK — Before everything changed, Jalna Silverstein and Asael Papour were planning a wedding much like many other Jewish nuptials. They had a band and caterer...

    Coronavirus affects Passover getaways

    NEW YORK — For the past three years, Esther Possick has avoided the hassle of hosting Passover at her Long Island home by traveling to kosher hotels in foreign...

    Living Judaism through the land

    REISTERSTOWN, Md.— When Sarah Julia Seldin arrived at the main national gathering of Jewish foodies in 2016, she was disappointed to find no programming aimed...

    Nashville Puppeteer Brian Hull's has adapated Janusz Korsczak's children's book 'Kaytek the Wizard'.(Erika Chambers)

    Janusz Korczak comes alive — again

    NASHVILLE — In 2013, Nashville puppeteer Brian Hull was browsing through the stacks at the Nashville Public Library when he came across an obscure Polish children’s...

    A painting of Leonard Cohen towering above Crescent Street in downtown Montreal.

    In the footsteps of Leonard Cohen

    MONTREAL — Just inside the gate of the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue off Boulevard du Mont Royal, a gravestone bears an unusual Star of David, the sharp angles of its two...

    A group of graduates from Brandies class of '17. (Mike Lovett/Brandeis University)

    How to land your first job after college

    BOSTON — Perhaps no question irritates college seniors more than this query: “What are you going to do after graduation?” Liberal arts majors who don’t have a...

    Non-shuls: non members…lots of participants

    NEW YORK — In the summer of 2011, Lizzi Heydemann returned to her native Chicago to establish a Jewish community loosely modeled on Ikar, the Los Angeles congregation...