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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...

Storied Amsterdam menorah gets a makeover

AMSTERDAM — For the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Chanukah this year entailed the stressful chore of assembling the world’s most expensive menorah. Last...

How my Bukharian community celebrates Chanukah

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 13 By Manashe Khaimov, JTA/My Jewish Learning When I was growing up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, all of my relatives and friends lived close...

Recalling a powerful Chanukah heroine, Judith

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 9 By Steph Black, JTA/Alma Chanukah season means latkes, menorahs and the retelling of the classic story about Judah and the Maccabees. But...

Denverite endured, survived, over three years in Egyptian prison

CHANUKAH 5780 SECTION E PAGE 10 June 30, 1970, Israeli Air Force pilot Jeff Peer was in the cockpit of a then state-of-the-art, American-made F4 fighter jet. A few feet...

Treating the side effects

By Shelley A. Sackett MIAMI — When Emil and Lili Berkovits moved to Boynton Beach, Florida, from Salem, Massachusetts, in 2014, they were excited to start their...

Why be Jewish? Five Jewish women respond

By Jenny Rapp, IJN intern . Family history. Torah. Community. Tzedakah. These are just some of the “reasons” five Colorado Jewish women shared with the...

The soldier who led Yom Kippur services in Saddam’s palace

ATLANTA — Near the start of the Iraq War in 2003, David Goldstrom found himself leading a Yom Kippur service for about 50 soldiers in one of Saddam Hussein’s former...

Who is the headless Sukkot celebrant?

By Chen Malul, National Library of Israel In 1661, a book of Jewish customs was published in Amsterdam. Uri Weibash originally wrote Minhagim (“Customs” in Hebrew)...