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    Crazy Eddie’s fraudulent empire

    Crazy Eddie was a consumer electronics empire built on hype. Entrepreneur Eddie Antar grew his chain of discount stores in the New York of the 1970s with unforgettably...

    Passion Play revised

    By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — Nestled in the Bavarian alps, the city of Oberammergau has one major claim to fame: every 10 years, it hosts the world-famous Passion Play,...

    Politics of nature

    Five months after canceling its planned trips to Israel, and then — following outrage from Jewish organizations — apologizing days later and saying the trips would...

    Ten Jews who left their mark on baseball

    By Caleb Friedman NEW YORK — Jewish (and many non-Jewish) baseball fans know the names and achievements of Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg, along with their hallowed...

    When a fake epidemic saved Jewish lives

    “Syndrome K” tells that little-known, surefire story: How three doctors at a hospital in Rome shielded a group of Jews from the Nazis in 1943 and 1944 by inventing a...

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    Polio in NYC wastewater

    Polio has been detected in New York City wastewater, three weeks after a Jewish man in Rockland County was diagnosed with the first polio case in the US in 10 years.

    From social media, to helping someone flee Afghanistan

    The social networking app Clubhouse advertises its “unlikely collisions of people” — but Nat Rosenzweig, a 34-year-old Jewish musician, hardly expected it to bring...

    Did the Arab-Israel coalition work?

    Mansour Abbas, the first leader of any majority-Arab party to join an Israeli government launched his reelection campaign last month with a visit to the al-Aqsa mosque,...

    ‘Birthright for basketballers’

    By Jacob Gurvis AUBURN, Ala. — The Auburn University men’s basketball team traveled to Israel last weekend for a 10-day Birthright-style trip, likely the first of...

    Lufthansa to address anti-Semitism

    The Lufthansa airline is creating a senior management role dedicated to preventing discrimination and anti-Semitism two months after it barred a large group of Orthodox...