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Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin in a recording studio (GAB Archive/Redferns)

Aretha teamed up with producer Jerry Wexler

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Aug. 16 at the age of 76. Her death reverberated so deeply that an incredible array of people from around the...

Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann in 'Operation Finale'

‘Operation Finale’: Human monster revisited

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in the new film “Operation Finale” and he...

Sodastream HQ in Israel (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty)

Pepsico to acquire Sodastream for $3.2 billion

JERUSALEM — PepsiCo will acquire the Israeli home soda maker manufacturer SodaStream for $3.2 billion, the soft drink giant said Monday, Aug. 20. PepsiCo plans to...

Israeli Arabs protest Nation-State law

TEL AVIV — Tens of thousands of Israeli Arabs, some waving Palestinian flags, gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square on Aug. 11 to protest the recent passage of...

Ilhan Omar (Lorie Shaull/Flickr)

Michigan Democrat says she will cut aid to Israel

Two Muslim women win primary elections LANSING — A Michigan Democrat who is all but certain to become a congresswoman said she would “absolutely” vote against...

Amos Yadlin, third from left, sits with leaders of Israel's Druze community at a Tel Aviv rally against the nation-state law, Aug. 5, 2018.

Druze protest nation-state law

JERUSALEM — Tens of thousands of Israel’s Druze community and their supporters rallied in Tel Aviv against the controversial nation-state law. Israeli media...

Orny Adams in Jerusalem.

Comedian Orny Adams talks about his Jewish background

By Steve North MONTREAL — Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life’s absurd little annoyances, comedian and actor Orny Adams...

A sketch of Chaim Eiss based on a photograph. (Wikimedia)

Polish-Jewish rescue effort saved 330 Jews from the Nazis

WARSAW — Poland has obtained a WW II-era archive that documents efforts by Polish diplomats to get Jews out of Europe by issuing fake passports from Latin American...

The large chunk of stone that dislodged from the Western Wall. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Kotel declared ‘danger zone’ after stone falls

JERUSALEM — After a large stone fell from the Western Wall on Monday, July 23, an Israeli archaeologist declared the holy site’s entire plaza a “danger zone.”...

Alex Bregman posing with the MVP trophy, July 17, 2018. (Patrick Smith/Getty)

Jewish slugger named All-Star MVP

WASHINGTON — In a baseball All-Star game that set a record for home runs, Alex Bregman had the most important one. Bregman, the Jewish third baseman for the Houston...