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A blended learning classroom at Westchester Torah Academy

Five ideas to lower day school tuition

By E.J. Kessler NEW YORK — As nearly every Jewish day school family knows, paying tuition is no small matter. Annual tuition fees average about $16,000 nationally, and...

Rose Holm at her apartment holding a photo of her late husband, Joe.

At 16, she joined the partisans

NEW YORK — Nazis came for Rose Holm’s family in the afternoon. By the evening, the 16-year-old was lying among corpses in the underground bunker where she and her...

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...