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Persian Rosh Hashana seder

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 9 By Donna Maher NEW YORK — Twenty-twenty has been an incredibly rough year. We could all use a fresh start, so it’s a good...

Israeli pitcher earns a victory in MLB debut

Dean Kremer, the first Israeli baseball player drafted into the Major Leagues, was called up to the Baltimore Orioles and earned a victory in his debut — all in less...

Serbia, Kosovo warm up to Israel

BELGRADE — Serbia is moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem and Kosovo is normalizing ties with the Jewish state, President Donald Trump said in a statement on Sept....

Oy vey! Yiddish goes psychedelic

By Joe Bauer WEIMAR, Germany — What if the Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amps in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and...

Jewish woman in South Africa celebrates 111th birthday

CAPE TOWN — Only one person has ever officially fulfilled the traditional Jewish birthday blessing of living “until 120,” but Rosalie Wolpe from South Africa is...

Hatred on the highway

via J. the Jewish News of Northern California LOS ANGELES — “Honk if you know the Jews want a race war.” That was the message scrawled on two signs hanging Aug. 22...

Pompeo speaks from Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, spoke from Jerusalem to the Republican convention supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection, an unusual if...

Japan celebrates 80th anniversary of Sugihara rescue

TOKYO — A municipality in Japan celebrated the 80th anniversary of the rescue of Jews by a local diplomat with a bake sale. The benefit, which began last week in...

On Instagram page, Jewish students share tales of anti-Semitism

By Gabriel Greschler, j. The Jewish news of Northern California via JTA SAN FRANCISCO — A graduate student’s Jewish facial features mocked. A classmate saying Jews...

Pandemic shatters kosher Polish café’s success

By Bruce Lowitt, Jewish Press of Pinellas County via JTA TAMPA BAY — Marcia Vineberg was nearly packed and ready to rejoin her husband. It’s complicated. They had...