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Yiddish Book Center reboots exhibit

Since its opening in 1997, the Yiddish Book Center has wowed visitors with its architecture. A Jewish village resurrected on a college campus in Amherst, Mass., the...

Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, Rhode Island. (John Nordell/ Christian Science Monitor/Getty)

History v. history: NY can evict Touro

NEW YORK — A Rhode Island judge has ruled in favor of a historic New York City synagogue that is seeking to remove the leadership of the congregation that meets...

Ben Ferencz, last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor, dies

Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving member of the prosecuting team at the Nuremberg trials that convicted Nazi leaders for crimes against humanity, died April 7 in...

Abraham Lincoln, a New York Cantor and the Union Army

In Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: The Union Army, historian Adam D. Mendelsohn recalls the story of how Cantor Arnold Fischel persuaded President Abraham Lincoln to...

UN exhibit explores life in DP camps

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the UN Dept. of Global Communications have staged a short-term exhibit, “After the End of the World: Displaced Persons and...

Jewish ‘subculture’ enhances teenage girls’ lives

In her new book, G-d, Grades, and Graduation: Religion’s Surprising Impact on Academic Success, sociologist Ilana Horwitz examines the ways a religious upbringing...

Big funders face big changes in Jewish life

In a good year, the annual conference of the Jewish Funders Network functions like a Jewish Aspen Institute: The Jewish fundraising elite, from private and family...

Touro Synagogue, nestled in historic Newport, Rhode Island. (John Nordell/ Christian Science Monitor/Getty)

Touro Synagogue board faces eviction

The historic New York City synagogue that controls the equally historic Touro Synagogue in Newport, RI moved to terminate the lease of the congregation that worships...

New Yad Vashem chair seeks ‘firewall’ between politics and remembrance

The Israeli government has approved Dani Dayan as the new chairman of the Yad Vashem directorate.

Holocaust survivor reunited with family’s heirloom Bible

In June, a courier dispatched by a German museum arrived at Susi’s Upper West Side apartment with a package. Surrounded by their immediate family and rabbi, she and...