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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...

Jewish museums in Munich and Vienna first to reopen in Europe

MUNICH — The Jewish Museum of Munich and the Jewish Museum of Vienna announced plans to reopen this month, making them the first Jewish museums in Europe to open doors...

Meet Shulem Lemmer, the chasid who just signed with Decca

NEW YORK — Shulem Lemmer’s singing career took a wildly positive turn over the past year. He went on a major stadium and arena tour, playing to packed houses at...

Jerusalem — via virtual reality

By Judah Kauffman JERUSALEM — Traveling as a tourist to Jerusalem right now is impossible: Those flying in would have to self-quarantine in a hotel room for two weeks....

Temple Shalom’s Jewish film series

In the fall of 2016, Joan Mullens received a call from Jane Neff, on behalf of the programming committee of Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs. Neff was interested in...

Revisiting ‘Prince of Egypt’ during quarantine

NEW YORK — Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. My reconnection with “The Prince of...

Harlan Coben: A visit to a best-selling author’s toolbox

industry hasn’t been impacted by coronavirus, and book publishing is no exception. Authors have had to cancel tours and appearances, among them The New York Times...

The real history behind ‘The Plot Against America’

NEW YORK — The new TV show based on Philip Roth’s novel The Plot Against America has premiered on HBO and made a splash with critics and fans. The eerily captivating...

Comic Ben Schwartz voices a hedgehog

LOS ANGELES — Ben Schwartz fits in well in the world of neurotic Jewish comedians. He was so anxious to get the word out about his new movie, “Standing Up, Falling...

Mt. Hermon: Skiing in a military zone

MOUNT HERMON, Israel — Standing on a peak atop Israel’s highest mountain on a dazzlingly bright February morning, I had just stepped into my skis and begun to...