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Save the trash, save the planet

LOS ANGELES — My parents are dining at a Jewish federation event with some folks from their community. As happens on occasion when Jewish parents get together, the...

Choices: Paying down debt Chatzky’s way

Jean Chatzky — personal finance journalist, columnist, editor, author, speaker, TV and radio personality — is fluid in the rarified financial terminology that flies...

The sapling in Birkenau

AVENTURA, Fla. — I remember, after the kaddish was said, after the pale roses were laid down, a light rain falling through trees. On a gray March day in 2007,

Nicholas Winton rescued 669 children from the Holocaust

In 1939, an unassuming British stockbroker named Nicholas Winton rescued 669 Czechoslovakian children from the widening jaws of the Nazis. Winton, then 29, obtained...

Jewish life flourishes where Kazakh gulag stood

KARAGANDA, Kazakhstan — Liza Luchanskiy was born to a poor, Yiddish-speaking family in Berdichev, the historic, heavily Jewish city deep in the Pale of Settlement....

The L-rd’s postman

JERUSALEM — For most of the year, Jerusalem’s dead letter office is a run-of-the-mill place, the depot for mail that cannot be sent anywhere else. The office’s only...

Fred Zeidman takes the politics out of the Holocaust Museum

WASHINGTON — As a close friend of George W. Bush and a top Republican Party fundraiser, Fred Zeidman knew that his appointment as chairman of the US Holocaust Memorial...

The mystery of the dislocated grave

Here lies a tale about the past, and the mysteries in its wake. Sit down, have some hot tea, stir the fire, make yourself comfortable on a cold winter’s night....

Birthplace of Hitler: Bitter history sends a letter to the stars

Kym Harris is neither astronomer nor astronaut, but her eyes are firmly fixed on the stars. Harris is the New York-based project director of “A Letter to the Stars,”...

Colorado Muslim Society, B’nai Chavurah begin a dialogue — sometimes friendly, sometimes angry

A new phenomenon called “twinningism” came to Denver last week, bringing messages of harmony, tolerance and shared social action — as well as one or two reminders why...