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Beijing Haggadah — in Hebrew, English and (some) Chinese

By Alan Grabinsky BEIJING — Unlike Hong Kong or Shanghai, which received Jewish emigrants fleeing from WW II, Beijing does not have a robust Jewish history. In the...

If you are making a seder for the first time…

By Karen Schwartz, Chabad.org/News With people staying in place to celebrate Passover with immediate family only, in accordance with government guidelines for the...

Daf Yomi attracts wide spectrum of learners

NEW YORK — In December, when she was given two to four years to live, Catherine Johnson decided to start studying a page of Talmud a day. The expansive work of Jewish...

Denverite authors and illustrates ‘The Jewcy Haggadah’

In 2003, Debbie Foster was a teacher at Stepping Stones . . . to a Jewish Me, a program for interfaith families. When it came time for teaching about Passover, Foster...

The tomb of Esther and Mordechai

By Chen Malul, National Library of Israel In 1968, a vigorous correspondence developed between Jewish representatives in the Iranian parliament and government officials....

Living Judaism through the land

REISTERSTOWN, Md.— When Sarah Julia Seldin arrived at the main national gathering of Jewish foodies in 2016, she was disappointed to find no programming aimed...

Israeli explores healing power of chili peppers

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — It’s no secret that Israelis can do amazing things with spicy foods. Exhibit No. 1: zhug, the hot sauce derived from chili peppers that...

BBC and Auschwitz: Pure fiction

By Rafael Medoff The new BBC documentary about the question of bombing Auschwitz deserves an award — for creative fiction. Through omissions, distortions, and...

Oldest living radio talk show host lives in Israel

By Judy Lash Balint JERUSALEM — Israel is the home of Walter Bingham, 96, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living radio talk show host. At...

Live in Israel, work in the US

By Larry Luxner NEW YORK — Warren Isakow is an intensive care physician who regularly works a 12-hour night shift, treating ICU patients for heart attacks, strokes and...