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Is Wikipedia accurate? The case of ‘Polish-American’ I.B. Singer

By Asaf Shalev NEW YORK — Few things rile an online crowd like a mistake in The New York Times, expecially a botched, fraught historical detail. In April, novelist...

Kafka Papers now online

By Zachary Rothbart The National Library of Israel’s Franz Kafka Collection is now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation...

‘The Holly’ explores life, politics of Northeast Park Hill

In 2013, Julian Rubinstein was reading The New York Times where he came across the city he used to call his hometown. 
At a peace rally in Northeast Park Hill,...

Guess where Bazooka gum came from…

By Joanna O’Leary, The Nosher NEW YORK — Chew on this: One of America’s favorite gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business. In 1891, Morris...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...