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L-r: Musicians Alana Haim, Este Haim and Danielle Haim (Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Lacoste)

Why Haim means so much to young Jewish women

NEW YORK — Last week, Zoe Plotsky and 10 friends came together for a Shabbat dinner at a Greek restaurant near Radio City Music Hall in Midtown Manhattan. They made a...

David Ben Gurion reads Israel's Declaration of Independence May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv. (Zoltan Kluger/GPO/Getty)

How 1948 changed American Jewry

JERUSALEM — One year after Israel’s establishment, in the dead of night, three students ascended a tower at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York and raised...

Collage of comics featured in 'We Spoke Out: Comic Books and the Holocaust'. (IDW Publishing/Yoe Books/JTA)

Holocaust education? Yes, in comics

NEW YORK — In 2008, famed comic book artist Neal Adams and Holocaust historian Rafael Medoff teamed up to create a comic about Dina Babbitt, a Czech Jewish artist...

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...