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For people with eating disorders, Yom Kippur is especially complex

Shonna Levin is an Orthodox Jew, but she didn’t spend last Yom Kippur in a synagogue. The Brooklyn activist had planned to set up camp in Prospect Park, where she was...

Zimtsterne: Break-the-fast cookies

When Yom Kippur comes to a close, I follow the age-old wisdom of transitioning from the fast to the main meal by offering my guests a light nibble as they come into my...

Before he was King, Charles was patron of Cracow’s JCC

The founder of one of the first US-style Jewish community centers in the former-communist Eastern Europe, formed after the Iron Curtain fell three decades ago, says the...

7 Rosh Hashanah desserts that aren’t honey cake

By Rachel Myerson, The Nosher We’ve probably all tried various versions of lekach, or honey cake, over the years. 
 While this Rosh Hashanah treat has for...

Chumash translated into Romanian

By Aviva Engel MONTREAL — As a modern Orthodox rabbi who works at a Jewish day school in Montreal, Sorin Rosen knows his way around a prayer book. But that […]

‘Three Minutes’: rare footage of people killed soon after in the Holocaust

A home movie is now the basis for a feature documentary called “Three Minutes: A Lengthening,” directed by Bianca Stigter, who is also an historian and culture...

Jewish star in Episcopal church, why?

SITKA, Alaska — It is a peculiar mystery that has endured for more than 120 years in the shadows of Mt. Verstovia on Baranof Island in southeast Alaska.

Jewish cellist reunites descendants of Holocaust survivors

On Aug. 18, against the odds, some 20 descendants of Julius Blach and his brother Felix Blach gathered for four days in Stralsund, Germany, where the Blachs lived and...

Hidden in the attic: Puppet resistance

By Dan Pine, j. the Jewish Weekly of Northern California Long before Frank Oz gained fame as the puppet master behind such characters as Miss Piggy and Yoda, he was...

When a fake epidemic saved Jewish lives

“Syndrome K” tells that little-known, surefire story: How three doctors at a hospital in Rome shielded a group of Jews from the Nazis in 1943 and 1944 by inventing a...