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Left: Malika Andrews at American Airlines Center, June 12, 2024 in Dallas. Right, Ryan Warsofsky, center, during a game against the Montreal Canadiens, Jan. 11, 2024. (Getty Images via JTA)

From communications to coaching, Jewish faces are in pro sports

As millions of basketball fans tuned into the June 17 Monday night Game 5 of the NBA Finals, they saw a Jewish star front and center — though she doesn’t play for...

A view of the topographical map inside the ‘Hollywoodland’ exhibit. (Josh White, JWPictures/Academy Museum Foundation)

Uncancelled: Museum revamps exhibit following controversy

Today’s understanding of Hollywood — the glitz, the glam, the red carpets and paparazzi — are a far cry from the film industry’s humble beginnings, when a group...

Tino Chrupalla and Alice Weidel, co-leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany political party, celebrate at the AfD election evening gathering following the release of initial election results in European parliamentary elections in Berlin, June 9. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Is Germany’s AfD party a danger to Jews?

The success of German extremists in last week’s European Parliament election has same Jewish leaders and politicians worried. They fear the country is veering into...

Dudu Tassa, left, with Jonny Greenwood. (Shin Katan)

Radiohead star stands firm against boycott

The musician Jonny Greenwood is pushing back on critics who say he should abandon a plan to tour with an Israeli collaborator because of the Israel-Hamas war.

Jewish couple saves millions of lives by cutting the infant mortality rate in Africa

When Ari Johnson and Jessica Beckerman moved to Mali in 2007 — he as a Harvard medical student taking a year off from his studies, she as a Fulbright scholar studying...

Cheesecake with blueberries

The Jewish history of cheesecake (plus recipe!)

While cheesecake may seem as American as, well, apple pie — and as Jewish as the New York deli — the truth is that cheesecake has been around for nearly 3,000 years...

U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Oct. 18, 2023. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Ceasefire vagaries

Discrepancies between President Joe Biden and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the criteria for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas clouded announcements in...

Jewish woman elected president in Mexico

Claudia Sheinbaum swept to victory in Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday, June 2, giving the country of more than 120 million a woman leader and a Jewish leader...

A graduate displays a Palestinian flag during the 373rd Commencement at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 23, 2024. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Harvard ends its year contentiously

More than 1,000 people walked out of Harvard University’s commencement ceremony on May 23 in protest of the school’s decision not to award diplomas to 13...

From left: David Leopold, Sasha Wilson, Joseph Cullen, Lawrence Boothman and Clare Fraenkel in "The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria," now at 59E59 Theaters. (Carol Rosegg)

Friend or foe? Dark comedy explores Bulgarian king

King Boris III reigned over Bulgaria from his father’s abdication in 1918 — after Bulgaria’s defeat in WW I — until his mysterious death at 49 in 1943. A...