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Filipino-Israeli singer Howie Danao performed for those recovering from the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks in southern Israel. (Courtesy)

Filipino singer’s journey to Judaism

Howie Danao grew up in a swanky northern Tel Aviv home adopted by a secular Israeli family, alongside his Filipino single mother, a foreign worker. He started composing...

Dudu Tassa, left, with Jonny Greenwood. (Shin Katan)

Radiohead star stands firm against boycott

The musician Jonny Greenwood is pushing back on critics who say he should abandon a plan to tour with an Israeli collaborator because of the Israel-Hamas war.

Jewish students meet Jewish hockey role models

Two aspiring hockey players met two of their local role models, May 30, at the East Side Kosher Deli.

Traveling the globe, kippah on head

“I visited Turkey nearly 40 times. On Oct. 8, I felt unwelcome and it was probably the first time since I started traveling that I decided to hide my identity,” said...

From left: David Leopold, Sasha Wilson, Joseph Cullen, Lawrence Boothman and Clare Fraenkel in "The Brief Life and Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria," now at 59E59 Theaters. (Carol Rosegg)

Friend or foe? Dark comedy explores Bulgarian king

King Boris III reigned over Bulgaria from his father’s abdication in 1918 — after Bulgaria’s defeat in WW I — until his mysterious death at 49 in 1943. A...

Laser cut names of impactful women that Andy Arnovitz made into a wedding dress displaying at the Jerusalem Biennale.

At Jerusalem Biennale, ‘Threading’ is inspired by upcycling

The theme of the 6th Jerusalem Biennale — delayed until now due to the Oct. 7 attack and the war in Gaza — is tzon barzel, or, “iron flock,” which refers to a...

Zeev Buium, left, and Sam Harris outside of the DU Pioneers locker room, the week after winning the NCAA championship, April 18, 2024. (Steve Mark)

Brothers, three San Diegans, celebrate DU Pioneers’ hockey championship

The DU Pioneers’ celebration in the wake of the school’s 10th NCAA hockey championship, a 2-0 win over Boston College on April13 in St. Paul, Minn., was barely...

Joan Nathan is the author of My Life in Recipes

Joan Nathan’s life — a story told through recipes

Joan Nathan has released a 436-page autobiography, My Life in Recipes, that looks back at her storied career, from her childhood in Providence, RI, to the research and...

Pianist Maurice El Medioni performs at the Barbican in London, June 21, 2008. (Andy Sheppard/Redferns)

Algerian Jewish pianist was revered among Jews, Muslims

Nearly 70 years ago to the day, a young Algerian Jewish pianist by the name of Maurice El Medioni dashed off a letter to Samy Elmaghribi in Casablanca.

Torah pointer (yad) by Wendell Castle. Silver and stained walnut; hand: sign foam and acrylic paint; table: rosewood, maple wood. 8 in. high. (2004). Barr Foundation collection. (Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia)

Pointers — yads — for the University of Virginia

Clay Barr’s husband Jay D. A. Barr had been ill for “quite a long time” when she brought him home in early 1994. “There was no more to be done, and I’m pacing...