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Aboard the Titanic, Ida Strauss chose to perish with her husband

“Where you go, I go,” Ida Straus told her husband, Isidor, aboard the RMS Titanic in April, 1912. With lifeboats available for women and children first, men had to...

‘Sisters In Law’: Tale of two justices

It’s been six years since the Newman Center’s Elizabeth Eriksen Byron Theatre hosted a local theater run.

Why Jews thrived in Hollywood — and what they sacrificed for it

NEW YORK — On “Saturday Night Live” earlier this month, Dave Chappelle really wanted his audience to know there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood. “I’ve been to...

Magic world champ

There’s a good chance that right now, Nathan Steuer is playing, or thinking about playing, Magic: The Gathering. The trading card game, which Steuer used to play with...

Shifting approach to looted art

A Dutch committee charged with assessing and acting on claims about artwork stolen from Jews before and during the Holocaust has determined that a painting by Wassily...

Bar Mitzvah video was viral sensation in Brazil

In Brazil, everybody knows the name Nissim Ourfali — a Bar Mitzvah boy who became one of the country’s first viral memes 10 years ago.

Weinberg collection finds home at History Colorado

Former Intermountain Jewish News photographer Bob Weinberg was honored when History Colorado added a collection of his photojournalistic and portrait photography to its...

Bollywood comes to Israel

The story of how a minimally armed unit of Indian soldiers fought and beat the Ottoman army to win Haifa on Sept. 23, 1918, will soon be made into an action-packed,...

‘Time Tunnel’ — Japan and the Jews

As Israel this year marked 70 years of diplomatic relations with Japan, Haifa’s Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art last week launched a major art exhibit titled “Time...

Crazy Eddie’s fraudulent empire

Crazy Eddie was a consumer electronics empire built on hype. Entrepreneur Eddie Antar grew his chain of discount stores in the New York of the 1970s with unforgettably...