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Kirk Geritano, l, and Jackie Hoffman in the Yiddish language ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’

‘Fidler Afn Dakh’ on stage in New York

NEW YORK — The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s new production of “Fiddler on the Roof” enacts a familiar story in an unfamiliar language. The actors sing...

Alex Bregman posing with the MVP trophy, July 17, 2018. (Patrick Smith/Getty)

Jewish slugger named All-Star MVP

WASHINGTON — In a baseball All-Star game that set a record for home runs, Alex Bregman had the most important one. Bregman, the Jewish third baseman for the Houston...

Rachel Freier, center, is the protagonist of '93Queen'. (Julieta Cervantes)

’93Queen’ explores female Orthodox EMT group

NEW YORK — Like many heavily Orthodox sections of Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male volunteer ambulance corps called Hatzalah. The...

Backgammon tournament organized by Kulna Yerushalayim.

Backgammon is social unifier in Jerusalem

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — On a balmy evening recently, Arabs and Jews trickled into a leper colony in a leafy neighborhood in Jerusalem, the pulsating rhythms of...

Paul Rudd as Moe Berg

Berg went from catcher to spy

NEW YORK — It’s rare enough for a Jewish baseball player to make it to the major leagues. A New York Jew named Moe Berg took it even a step further — he added war...

Pnina Shor of IAA

Dead Sea Scrolls rotated

It’s closing time at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on June 5. Volunteers exiting out of the service entrance deposit their keys and head home with the...

Beer Bazaar, a craft beer shop in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market.

Mahane Yehuda: Hip hangout by night

JERUSALEM — In another life, Kobi Frig would have been sitting behind vats of spices in Jerusalem’s bustling, labyrinthine Mahane Yehuda market, hawking paprika,...

Alden Ehrenreich (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

New Han Solo is a nice Jewish boy from LA

LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars” fans are eagerly awaiting the franchise’s latest film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” As its title suggests, the flick focuses on Han...

A still from 'Sobibor'. (Courtesy Rosiya Segondiya)

The story of Sobibor

MOSCOW — A decade ago, relatively few people in Russia even knew about the existence of Sobibor, the smallest-scale facility of the six killing centers that the Nazis...

A painting of Leonard Cohen towering above Crescent Street in downtown Montreal.

In the footsteps of Leonard Cohen

MONTREAL — Just inside the gate of the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue off Boulevard du Mont Royal, a gravestone bears an unusual Star of David, the sharp angles of its two...