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Penny Schwartz, JTA
Penny Schwartz, JTA

One of America’s longest COVID sufferers is starting to recover

NEW YORK — At a moment when the world could use a dose of hope, along comes Rabbi Yehuda “Yudi” Dukes. In late March, Dukes was hospitalized in New York with...

The 17th-century plague

BOSTON — More than 350 years ago, a plague took a deadly toll on Hamburg, Germany. As the High Holidays approached, fear and panic set in and many of the city’s...

Jewish Boston bookseller helps you spruce up your Zoom background

BOSTON — In early April, just a few weeks after non-essential businesses in Massachusetts were shut down due to COVID-19, the staff at the Brattle Book Shop noticed...

Sun Valley is a pandemic hotspot

SUN VALLEY, Ida. — Even before the arrival of the coronavirus upended Passover plans across the world, the Wood River Jewish Community’s seder was going to be...

Earliest known American Jewish novel published

BOSTON — More than a century after her death, Cora Wilburn is having her moment. With the rediscovery and recent publication of her novel Cosella Wayne: Or, Will and...

Pathways to Freedom Boston

Boston public art installation inspired by Passover

BOSTON— A Passover-themed work of public art produced by a Jewish arts and cultural organization here was named one of the country’s top 50 public arts installations...

Students at the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass., decked out in Patriots gear, Feb. 1, 2019.

Jewish Patriots fans revel in victory

CANTON, Mass.— At a kickoff party Sunday night, Feb. 3, at the Orchard Cove senior home in this suburb about 25 miles from Boston, boisterous cheers erupted from a...

David Shrayer-Petrov, in front of a portrait by the Russian-American artist Anatoly Dverin.

Once a refusenik, now a literary light

BROOKLINE, Mass. — The well-worn books that fill the shelves in David Shrayer-Petrov’s living room reveal the remarkable literary life of the influential refusenik,...

The Ulma Museum

Polish rescuers of Jews honored at unique museum

MARKOWA, Poland — Memorial plaques bearing the names of Poles killed for rescuing Jews line the pathway leading to a small, austere structure built into a hillside in...

Leonard Bernstein pictured in 1970 in London.(Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty)

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary gift

NEW YORK — From his birthplace in Boston to New York, Berlin, South Africa, China and Israel, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the larger-than-life conductor, pianist,...