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Laetitia Eido, l, and Lior Raz in a scene from 'Fauda.'

‘Fauda’ depicts terrorists as ‘real human beings’

NEW YORK — Moshe Zonder noticed it quickly: “My students are completely serious. They are writing. They are doing the assignments. All of them. It’s great teaching...

The cover of The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman.

A tragic tale: Superman’s Jewish creators

NEW YORK — When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes. Of course, the...

JK Rowling (John Phillips/Getty)

New JK Rowling novel confronts modern anti-Semitism

By Yvette Alt Miller LONDON — For months, author J. K. Rowling has been warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who...

Beitar Jerusalem fans, May 9, 2018. (TPS)

Beitar Jerusalem documentary nabs Emmy

By Mara Vigevani “Forever Pure,” an Israeli documentary about the controversial Beitar Jerusalem’s hardcore fan club, known as La Familia, won an Emmy Award in the...

Marwan Kenzari as Ashraf Marwan (Nick Briggs/Netflix)

‘The Angel’ portrays Egyptian spy who helped Israel

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — In 1993, filmmaker Ariel Vromen was part of an Israeli Air Force rescue unit sent in to Lebanon to evacuate Jewish and Arab soldiers...

Countdown to Shabbos by Rabbi Hillel Goldberg

Book review: ‘Countdown to Shabbos’

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION D PAGE 11 I clearly remember a song from religious school when I was very young: I must hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry What a worry,...

Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin in a recording studio (GAB Archive/Redferns)

Aretha teamed up with producer Jerry Wexler

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Aug. 16 at the age of 76. Her death reverberated so deeply that an incredible array of people from around the...

Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann in 'Operation Finale'

‘Operation Finale’: Human monster revisited

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in the new film “Operation Finale” and he...

A scene from BlacKkKlansman

‘BlacKkKlansman’ is cautionary tale for 21st-century Jews

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for “BlacKkKlansman.” NEW YORK — In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered...

Orny Adams in Jerusalem.

Comedian Orny Adams talks about his Jewish background

By Steve North MONTREAL — Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life’s absurd little annoyances, comedian and actor Orny Adams...