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Lifetime Achievement Award for novelist Walter Mosley

NEW YORK — Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley received one of the National Book Foundation’s highest honors on Nov. 18: the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to...

‘Tehran’ explores complex identity of Iranian-Jews

By Lior Zaltzman NEW YORK — It all started in 2014, with an email that arrived in Dana Eden’s inbox with the subject line: “Tehran.” “I said to myself, ‘Oh...

Israeli Foreign Ministry embraces Singles Day

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Foreign Ministry took on the role of the shadchan, or traditional Jewish matchmaker, on Nov. 11, offering to help set up social media users in...

Alex Trebek’s Jewish moments

By Philissa Cramer NEW YORK — Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of “Jeopardy!,” died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, Nov. 8, at 80. In his 36 years as host of...

Gadot’s Cleopatra isn’t the first to stir controversy

NEW YORK — After Israeli actress Gal Gadot announced last weekend that she would play the legendary Egyptian queen in a blockbuster movie, it didn’t take long for...

Trove of paintings hidden for 78 years

By Toby Axelrod PRAGUE — Plans are under way to find a home for a huge trove of works by a nearly forgotten Jewish artist that was uncovered 78 years after her death...

Roma angle on Holocaust story

LOS ANGELES — When Israeli director Yuval Adler saw the script for “The Secrets We Keep,” a thriller about a woman who kidnaps a man she believes was her Nazi...

Busing in Denver was neither easy nor calm

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 12 One is tempted at first glance to think that Phil Goodstein might have chosen to use a touch of hyperbole in titling his...

Ghanain actor potrays Jewish astronaut

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 10 NEW YORK — Ato Essandoh isn’t Jewish, or British, or an astronaut — but he plays an African-British-Jewish astronaut...

Oy vey! Yiddish goes psychedelic

By Joe Bauer WEIMAR, Germany — What if the Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amps in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and...