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They are also heroes: Funeral directors

S. Eliot, contemporizing Chaucer’s lyrical ode to spring in The Canterbury Tales (1387-1400), immortalized April as the cruelest month in his epic poem, “The...

They are also heroes: Chevra Kadisha

coronavirus pandemic has managed to disrupt a multitude of things people cherish and take for granted, including many dimensions of Jewish ritual and worship, but at...

Pro-Israel Democrats challenged in New York

WASHINGTON — One of the biggest stories of 2018 was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s success in ousting a senior New York Democrat, Joseph Crowley, in her Bronx area’s...

Yiddish take on pandemic

By Ellen Scolnic and Joyce Eisenberg NEW YORK — We’ve been self-quarantining for more than 40 days and 40 nights and, quite frankly, we’re running out of steam....

Sweet Shavuot in Saloniki

By Zack Rothbart, National Library of Israel “Saloniki’s Jews . . . eagerly awaited the arrival of the Shavuot holiday . . . They especially loved and cherished it...

Italian shuls cautiously reopen

ROME — The tables were still covered with open copies of the Book of Esther when Rabbi Yigal Chazan reentered his Milan synagogue this week. The scripture is read...

It’s not normal

It’s as if I’m at the baseball park and wonder where I am. It’s not that I’m losing my mind. I know I’m at the baseball park — but why am I here when I want...

Up close and personal no more

I have always been a “touchy-feely” kind of gal. And while I never gave it much thought before, I realize now that I am a chronic hugger, arm-linker and...

Art Kleinstein

Art Kleinstein, the Canadian and American real estate developer and philanthropist, passed away May 16, 2020, in Denver. He was 73. The graveside service was held May 20...

Joann Rollnick

Joann Rollnick, who studied and collected art throughout her life, passed away May 23, 2020, in Denver. Rabbi Steven Foster officiated at the May 26 graveside service at...