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Starr Mirza

Bringing ‘Yentl syndrome’ to light

By Abigail Pickus NEW YORK — By the time Starr Mirza went into cardiac arrest at age 22 and nearly died, she had spent a lifetime trying to convince doctors she was...

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala. (Ricky Carioti/Washington Post/ Getty)

Reckoning with the legacy of slavery

MONTGOMERY — When Bryan Stevenson set out to build a memorial to the thousands of black people lynched in the US, he thought about Germany and Poland. Those countries,...

Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler in 'Schindler's List.' (YouTube Screenshot)

‘Schindler’s List’ proved a turning point on Holocaust remembrance

By Michael Berenbaum via JTA 1993 was a dramatic year in the memorialization of the Holocaust. In April, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum opened its doors; 45 million...

Freshman Abraham Waserstein, r, shakes hands with the winning team.

Moot Beit Din explores Jewish view on torture

PRINCETON, NJ — Does Jewish law allow — or even require — torture? That’s the question six teams of college students from across the country set out to answer at...

Steven Zipperstein, left, author of 'Pogrom'

Kishinev: What really happened

SAN FRANCISCO — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day...

Sophie Donio, on her emergency motor vehicle

The ‘Wonder Women’ of United Hatzalah

By Eliana Rudee They respond to emergency calls from the public, often putting themselves in danger in order to save lives. They perform CPR, deliver babies and comfort...

A small suitcase taken to the Budapest ghetto by a family named Horowitz, on display at Amud Aish.

Amud Aish museum focuses on Jews and faith during the Holocaust

By Jon Kalish NEW YORK — Like Holocaust museums the world over, the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn focuses on European Jewish communities that thrived before...

Ethiopian women in Gondar sift wheat in preparation for making matzah.

Ethiopians waiting to emigrate hold seder

JERUSALEM — Many of the at least 8,000 Ethiopians awaiting Israeli government approval to move to the Jewish state attended a Passover seder in Gondar or Addis Ababa...

American Airlines at O'Hare (Scott Olson/Getty)

What happens when your flight is canceled on erev Pesach

By Ben Sales and Josefin Dolsten The ancient Israelites had to cross the Red Sea. Four thousand years later, Jeannie R. Fisher had to get her family of five from New...

Pieter Heijs, owner of Hollandia Matzes.

In Holland, they love matzah all year long

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION C PAGE 10 ENSCHEDE, Netherlands — For most matzah bakeries, Passover is their lifeline and only claim to financial viability. After the...