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Scripps Spelling Bee

Yiddish for the win

It’s Yiddish for the win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee! OK, not quite, but last week, when the first rounds of the finals kicked off, the word “Yiddishkeit”...

US Women's National Team

Women’s World Cup Jewish fun facts

By Emily Burack PARIS — There aren’t any Jewish players that we know of at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7 in France. The...

The New York Times headquarters in Manhattan. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty)

NYT: No more political cartoons

NEW YORK — The New York Times announced that it will no longer publish daily political cartoons in its international edition, in the wake of backlash over a cartoon of...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

First person: Corbyn’s Labour is an existential threat to British Jewry

By Gideon Falter On a recent speaking tour in North America, I was asked repeatedly about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn’s Labour has...

Semion Rosenfeld

Sobibor’s last survivor dies

JERUSALEM — The last living survivor of the Nazi death camp Sobibor has died. Semion Rosenfeld died on Monday, June 3, at a hospital in central Israel at the age of...

Moses Elisaf

Greece elects its first Jewish mayor

ATHENS — A city in northwestern Greece elected the country’s first Jewish mayor. Moses Elisaf was elected mayor of Ioannina on Sunday, June 2, in the second round...

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (Sean Gallup/Getty)

Polish restitution debate fans more anti-Semitism

By Katarzyna Markusz WARSAW — Jewish leaders are warning about anti-Semitic speech here amid a debate over the fate of property seized from or abandoned by Jews during...

Sammy Sadovnik. (Telemundo Deportes)

‘Gooooooaaaal!’ — then, off to visit Israel

By Emily Burack MIAMI — Viewers of soccer on Telemundo are likely familiar with the “gooooooooaaaal” call that their announcers helped make famous. Those who’ve...

Herman Wouk (Alex Gotfryd/Corbis via Getty)

Herman Wouk and the mainstream

By Rachel Gordon BOSTON — Herman Wouk, the bestselling Orthodox Jewish author whose literary career spanned nearly seven decades and who helped usher Judaism into the...

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Did Maimonides invent pizza?

By Henry Abramson FERRARA, Italy — In 1983, the Italian-Israeli professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow stunned the scholarly world with an explosive article that proposed...