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Why is Yiddish loved — and not loved?

By Rokhl Kafrissen NEW YORK — “Fidler afn Dakh,” the Yiddish adaptation of “Fiddler on the Roof,” closed on Jan. 5 after a wildly successful 11-month run...

Live in Israel, work in the US

By Larry Luxner NEW YORK — Warren Isakow is an intensive care physician who regularly works a 12-hour night shift, treating ICU patients for heart attacks, strokes and...

Jews, blacks, join charity drive in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY — All day Monday, volunteers trickled in and out of the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood, lining up boxes upon...

The world’s most valuable dreidel

NEW YORK — Jewelers in New York City have created the world’s most valuable dreidel, according to Guinness World Records. The custom-designed piece created by Estate...

Top 10 Jewish stories of 2019

NEW YORK — As the year draws to a close, the Jewish community continues to grapple with the rise of global anti-Semitism. Israel is caught in the grip of political...

‘Wild West’: Gunslingers, barons — and Jews

By Adi Eshman NEW YORK— A new documentary about the Wild West covers everything you would expect — gunslingers, cattle barons, lawmen and wide-open spaces. And one...

How my Bukharian community celebrates Chanukah

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 13 By Manashe Khaimov, JTA/My Jewish Learning When I was growing up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, all of my relatives and friends lived close...

Recalling a powerful Chanukah heroine, Judith

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 9 By Steph Black, JTA/Alma Chanukah season means latkes, menorahs and the retelling of the classic story about Judah and the Maccabees. But...

Former Denverite behind ‘Mrs. Maisel’

By Arielle Kaplan, Kveller Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” just might be the best thing to happen to American Jews since sliced challah. Created by Amy...

Treating the side effects

By Shelley A. Sackett MIAMI — When Emil and Lili Berkovits moved to Boynton Beach, Florida, from Salem, Massachusetts, in 2014, they were excited to start their...