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Andrew Silow-Carroll, JTA

    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...

    The plan: To map every former shul in Manhattan

    NEW YORK — Writer Luc Sante calls them the “ghosts of Manhattan.” Those are the souls of the poor and marginal people, now dead, whose presence can be felt like...

    ‘The Ratline’ helped Nazi murderers escape Germany

    NEW YORK — I first met Philippe Sands when he was promoting his 2015 documentary, “My Nazi Legacy: What Our Fathers Did.” It told the story of Niklas Frank and...

    Jewish librarian spied on NYC Nazis in the 1930s

    NEW YORK — There is zero evidence that Florence Mendheim was the inspiration for Batgirl. But the real-life Jewish woman from the Bronx and the fictional daughter of...

    The Yiddish anarchism exhibition at YIVO

    YIVO holds exhibit on Yiddish anarchism

    NEW YORK — To the degree that you know anything about Yiddish anarchism, it probably boils down to one name: Emma Goldman. Even then you are probably more familiar...

    Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza border, Sept. 14, 2018. (Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Getty)

    Killing of Palestinian: a war crime?

    NEW YORK — The New York Times devoted much of its front page and three inside pages Sunday, Dec. 30, to a reconstruction of the circumstances surrounding the June...