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Nine iconic designs by Milton Glaser

NEW YORK — Milton Glaser, the godfather of modern graphic design who passed away on his 91st birthday on June 26, didn’t talk about his Jewish identity very often....

Marceau’s act of heroism

By Phil Goldfarb He was born Marcel Mangel on March 22, 1923 in Strasbourg, France, to a Jewish family. His parents were Ann Werzberg Mangel and Charles Mangel, a kosher...

Jewish Boston bookseller helps you spruce up your Zoom background

BOSTON — In early April, just a few weeks after non-essential businesses in Massachusetts were shut down due to COVID-19, the staff at the Brattle Book Shop noticed...

Popular LA market is central Iran Jews — and non-Jews

LOS ANGELES — Elat Market has everything needed for a Shabbat meal to make any Persian Jewish grandma proud — from Persian classics like seeded flatbreads, smoked...

What war could not stop, pandemic did: ‘Fiddler’

By Stephen Silver NEW YORK — The coronavirus pandemic has done something that no war, natural disaster or other calamity has been able to do for more than 50 years:...

First post-COVID wedding in Rome

ROME — Italian Jews celebrated their community’s first wedding since the country’s synagogues, along with many other institutions, were shut down due to the...

Jewish day school teacher wins big on ‘Jeopardy’

By Philissa Cramer Astute viewers could find plenty of signs during the recent “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament that one leading contestant had some Jewish bona...

Photos capture mystique of the Dead Sea

By Eliana Rudee In honor of 50 years of Earth Day this year, an Israeli-led photo competition by photojournalist and Dead Sea activist Noam Bedein garnered global...

Can a computer screen replace a campfire?

NEW YORK — Ask Jewish summer camp directors about the hardest part of designing a virtual camp experience for the COVID-19 era and they’ll laugh. Then they’ll say...

Tales of plague and morality

By Sharon Cohen, National Library of Israel In these tumultuous days of the coronavirus, as we all endure the weighty rules of social distancing, allow me to recommend...