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$50,000 grants to combat BDS

By Michelle Chabin Robert Kraft, Genesis, others to fund projects that show Israel in a positive light. TEL AVIV — The Genesis Prize Foundation and 2019 Genesis Prize...

Fall of Wall revived Judaism in Central, Eastern Europe

By Liam Hoare “Neither ox nor donkey can block the path to socialism,” the East German leader Erich Honecker boldly declared on Aug. 14, 1989. Less than three months...

Never too late: Holocaust survivor celebrates Bar Mitzvah at 91

By Marcus M. Gilban RIO DE JANEIRO — At 91, Holocaust survivor Andor Stern no longer fears the Nazis who imprisoned him in Auschwitz. Living in his native Sao Paulo,...

Pearl Billings

Pearl “Penny” Billings passed away Sept. 23, 2019, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Kaye officiated at the Oct. 2 graveside service at Fort Logan National Cemetery....

Rosh Hashanah identifies an irreplaceable humanity

By David Bashevkin Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of mankind. But if Rosh Hashanah is indeed the collective birthday of humanity, why do we celebrate with all...

Ahead of Yom Kippur, Mayim Bialik’s mea culpas

By Mayim Bialik In the Reform synagogue I was raised in, they taught us a song around the Jewish New Year: “Let’s be friends. Make amends. Now’s the time to say...

Bibi nominated to form government

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION A PAGE 9 JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get his second try this year to form Israel’s government after talks...

Jewish day schools are investing in special needs

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 8 By Stacey Ilyse NEW YORK — About five years ago, Jennifer Rosenberg faced a conundrum. As head of a Jewish day school in...

The etrog: Judaism’s best-kept health secret

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5780 SECTION D PAGE 6 By Rachel Myerson NEW YORK — For most Jews, the etrog, a thick-rinded citrus, is relegated to a fleeting, supporting role....

Boris Johnson: ‘Shofar so good’

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson attempted, and failed, to blow a shofar while on a visit to northern England. During a visit on Sept. 13 to meet voters...