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Few Jews remain in Kochi, but landmarks, traditions persist

By Christobel Lobo KOCHI, India — Take a walk down this coastal city’s “Jew street” today and you’ll find bustling Kasmiri storefronts selling Persian...

Monsey attack memorialized in dreidel table

When a masked man entered a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, on the seventh night of Chanukah last year, Joseph Gluck thought quickly. He picked up a coffee table and...

Influential screenwriter ‘Mank’ focus of new documentary

By Lior Zaltzman NEW YORK — Acclaimed director David Fincher’s highly anticipated film “Mank,” on the Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the story behind...

Israel establishes diplomatic relations with Morocco, Bhutan

JERUSALEM — Israel will establish diplomatic relations with Morocco, which becomes the fourth Arab country to announce it will recognize Israel in the last year....

Jewish astronaut wants to be first woman on moon

By Hadas Ragolsky Chrissy HOUSTON — Since astronaut Jessica Meir returned to Earth in April from the International Space Station, she — like all of us — has spent...

Roald Dahl’s family issues apology

LONDON (JTA) — Thirty years after Roald Dahl’s death and months before the expected release of a new movie about his life, the family of the children’s author has...

Italian market’s unexpected Jewish history

CHANUKAH 5781 SECTION B, PAGE 12 By Leah Siesfeld NEW YORK — Teitel Brothers, the 105-year-old Italian provisions store on Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, is not Italian...

Teen makes history as highest Israeli NBA draft pick

By Marc Brodsky WASHINGTON — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...

Lifetime Achievement Award for novelist Walter Mosley

NEW YORK — Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley received one of the National Book Foundation’s highest honors on Nov. 18: the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to...

Georgia Senate race: Warnock’s stance on Israel

By Gabe Friedman and Ron Kampeas ATLANTA — Almost as soon as it became clear that control of the US Senate would be decided by two runoff elections in Georgia,...