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Ben Harris, JTA
Ben Harris, JTA

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...

Pot legalization leader triumphs

NEW YORK — Say what you will about Mason Tvert, the Jewish activist behind the marijuana legalization campaign that passed in Colorado, the man clearly has a sense of...

Film documents ‘global ineffectiveness of UN’

NEW YORK — Call their style Michael Moore meets Sacha Baron Cohen. Two pro-Israel activists are hoping that their documentary on the UN — to be released nationwide on...

Meet singer/songwriter Regina Spektor

NEW YORK — Regina Spektor has a cold — or as she calls it, “a nondescript New York disease.” The singer is onstage at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York headlining a...