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Abraham Zapruder caught on film the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Nov. 22, 1963.

The Zapruder film: The story behind 26 seconds

It is a moment frozen in time. If ever there were a freeze frame of history forever imprinted on the consciousness of a nation and a world, regardless of whether one was...

Moscow's Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center (Flickr/Sergey Norin)

In 1917, Jews had two choices: exile or revolution

MOSCOW — Of all the many loaded issues tied to the bloody history of Jews in the former Soviet Union, none is as sensitive today in that part of the world as their...

Rosovsky Hall near the Harvard campus.

Refugee’s journey: From Gdansk to Harvard

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — When Henry Rosovsky first arrived at Harvard University in 1949, a newly minted graduate of the College of William and Mary, the young Jewish...

Yad Vashem believes this pendant belonged to Karoline Cohn, a Jewish girl who may have perished at Sobibor.

Pendant from Sobibor leads to reunion

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — In late 1943, the Germans were desperate to cover all traces of their death camp in Sobibor, Poland. They demolished buildings, bulldozed the...

Dr. Andrew Ziller, left; Dr. Sameer Mehta

ER doc survives the ER after heart attack

On Friday, April 11, 2012, Dr. Andrew Ziller was enjoying his day off. He did his morning workout at the gym, came home to his wife Kerry and relaxed before they went to...

Participants in the Limmud FSU Jewish learning conference in Vitebsk, Belarus, 2014. (Yossi Aloni)

Europe’s last dictatorship: Some Jews don’t mind

MINSK — At the age of 36, Yishai Malkin and his family are leading what millions of people in the former Soviet Union would consider a charmed life. A web designer,...

KJ Dhaliwal

Jewish dating app — by Sikhs

SAN FRANCISCO — At first glance, KJ Dhaliwal and Sukhmeet Toor may be unlikely candidates to create the latest Jewish-themed dating app. After all, both men are Sikhs....

One of Gateshead's 8,000 haredi residents.

Gateshead: From sleepy community to magnet

GATESHEAD, England — It’s lunchtime, and as they wait for their sandwiches at a kosher deli, five young haredi Orthodox men have a lively discussion in Yiddish about...

Rabbi Serebryanski inspecting and drying out a sefer Torah.

Jumping into Hurricane Harvey

When he heard of the devastation wrought on Houston in August by Hurricane Harvey, Rabbi Yossi Serebryanski of Denver reacted in a way probably shared by many. “I was...

Clockwise, from upper left: Kubana, Hot Chocolate, Zimsterne, Red Snapper

How eight countries break the fast

NEW YORK — After American Jews file out of Yom Kippur services, many return home to a similar meal each year to break the fast: typically bagels, lox and assorted...