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Jeanne Abrams’ latest book spotlights John Adams

Jeanne Abrams needs few introductions in Colorado. Historian, author and archivist, she is already well known and respected here, especially among members of the Jewish...

Going a capella for sefirah — yay or nay?

By Dovid Zaklikowski When comedian Mendy Pellin posted on Twitter that “Sefira music is the audio equivalent of Pesach cereal,” he was referring to the recent trend...

Teshuvah for Meyers Leonard

By Caleb A. Guedes-Reed MIAMI — A recent Shabbat dinner at Rabbi Pinny Andrusier’s home in Hallandale, Fla. was memorable for many reasons. One was that the featured...

Duolingo Yiddish class joins secular, chasidic Jews

NEW YORK — When Meena Viswanath signed on more than two years ago to help Duolingo, the world’s largest language learning app, create its first Yiddish course, she...

Baseball is back! The Jewish side

By Rob Charry NEW YORK — Alex Bregman is hoping to return to his near MVP form, Max Fried will be doing something no Jewish lefthanded pitcher has done in nearly five...

‘No Regrets Living’ explores major existential questions

Dr. Harley Rotbart’s latest book, No Regrets Living: 7 Keys to a Life of Wonder and Contentment, is a wise, open-arms, inclusive read. Irrespective of religion or...

North African Jewish music reborn

By Asaf Shalevz MONTREAL — The package from Estonia arrived the other day. More precious items, from Malta and Tel Aviv, are still in transit. As he waits for them in...

Recreating pre-war recipes from a Hungarian past

By Margaret Littman, JTA NEW ORLEANS — Visiting Yad Vashem a decade ago, Alon Shaya got to see some of the Jerusalem Holocaust museum’s culinary artifacts that...

The Jewish Superman

By Tzvi Sinensky NEW YORK — With “Superman and Lois,” the newest TV series involving the character, premiering last week on the CW network, it’s a good time to...

Works of Yiddish author Chaim Grade digitized

AMHERST, Mass. — The Yiddish Book Center has digitized and posted works of the Yiddish writer Chaim Grade, one of the great masters of modern Yiddish literature. The...