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Klobuchar’s position on Jews, Israel

NEW YORK — Amy Klobuchar likes to say that she can get things done in Congress. Her appeal as a moderate who can muster support in the middle of the country has fueled...

Native American and Jewish — now state Supreme Court judge

By Emily Burack NEW YORK — When Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis was sworn in to Washington’s Supreme Court earlier this month, she became the second Native American...

Israeli explores healing power of chili peppers

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — It’s no secret that Israelis can do amazing things with spicy foods. Exhibit No. 1: zhug, the hot sauce derived from chili peppers that...

Taika Waititi

Oscars’ Jewish moments

By Emily Burack LOS ANGELES — When Adam Sandler was shut out of this year’s Academy Award nominations for “Uncut Gems,” the Oscars lost out on the chance to have...

Republican Jewish Colation Meeting 2019

How did the GOP woo Orthodox Jews?

By Ben Sales and Laura E. Adkins NEW YORK — Like most of his Orthodox friends, Richard Goldberg was raised a Democrat. But by 2000, Goldberg had affixed a Republican...

Missing Chagall auctioned

By Karen Chernick TEL AVIV — “Where’s the Chagall?” asked a visitor to this city’s Gordon Gallery on a January morning in 1996, hoping to glimpse one of the...

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...