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Agnes Keleti, 98, survived the Holocaust — and one 10 Olympic medals

BUDAPEST — When journalists ask Agnes Keleti about her health, she gently smiles and slowly extends her right hand in apparent gratitude for the question. Keleti yanks...

A steep rise in Jewish homeschooling — why?

By Sara Ivry NEW YORK — Joey Weisberg and Molly Weingrod have four children, live in a city with a vibrant Jewish community and believe strongly in the importance of a...

The righteous, wicked anti-Semitic convert

By Henry Abramson “Eisenmenger belonged to the class of insects which sucks poison even out of flowers,” the 19th-century Jewish historian Heinrich Graetz wrote....

Dan Starishevsky

Parkinson’s — no medical knock-out, but the fight continues

incidence of Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder afflicting 11 million people worldwide, typically increases with age — but 4% are diagnosed before age 50. Dan...

AMIA Buenos Aires

Rescued twice — heroic effort to save documents after AMIA bombing

By Alan Grabinsky BUENOS AIRES — Abraham Lichtenbaum was getting ready to leave his house on July 18, 1994 when, at 9:53 a.m., he heard an explosion: The headquarters...

Jewish Cemetery Bitola Macedonia

Only a few from Macedonia survived — then five met tragic fates

BITOLA, North Macedonia — In a country where Nazis killed 98% of its Jewish minority, the survival of five members from the Abravanel family was regarded as something...

Postcards show Jewish-owned department stores throughout the South.

Museum of Southern Jewish experience plans new home

NEW ORLEANS — A prosthetic leg that belonged to a Russian Jewish immigrant to Lake Providence, La. An eight-foot neon sign from a hotel that advertised itself as the...

Mother of murdered teen finds comfort in learning

By Beth Kissileff JERUSALEM — When her 16-year-old son Naftali went missing five years ago this month, along with two other Jewish teens who had last been seen near...

Deathbed confessions: ‘I’m Jewish, and so are you’

BRUSSELS — In a few months, Simone Azoubel will realize a lifelong dream and move to Israel with her husband. A 56-year-old Jewish woman from Recife in northern...

The Torah art in the Baku's newest synagogue

Letter from Azerbaijan: Jewish life in the Muslim country flourishes

BAKU — Meet the real Mountain Jews. No, they’re not from Leadville or Fairplay. In fact, they’re not even from Colorado. The real Mountain Jews hail from a remote...