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1963 Topps Sandy Koufax

Philip Roth’s possessions to be auctioned

NEW YORK — There are fans of Philip Roth who enjoy his books. Then there are the fans who want to own his typewriters. The latter have their shot: Some of the late...

Pathways to Freedom Boston

Boston public art installation inspired by Passover

BOSTON— A Passover-themed work of public art produced by a Jewish arts and cultural organization here was named one of the country’s top 50 public arts installations...

Mad Magazine to cease publication

NEW YORK — The satirical Mad magazine, known for its iconic mascot Alfred E. Neuman, will soon be coming off newsstands and will stop publishing new content. DC...

Amuletic jewelry exhibit explores Jewish-Arab links

By Eliana Rudee The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, with a mission of promoting interfaith dialogue, has opened a “past and present” jewelry exhibit featuring a...

Moe Berg

‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’

Aviva Kempner’s “The Spy Behind Home Plate,” opening June 28 at Chez Artiste, is the first feature-length documentary to tell the real story of Morris “Moe”...

The cast of 'Shtisel'

The ‘Shtisel’ mania

NEW YORK — Would the builders of New York’s Temple Emanu-El ever have imagined that their congregation’s sanctuary would one day be packed to the balconies with...

Replicas of Michelangelo's frescoes from the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel up close — a traveling exhibition

who’s coming to Colorado on the Fourth of July. How about Adam and Eve, Noah, Esther and Haman, a wide assortment of prophets — not to mention the Entity who...

Conductor of Jerusalem East and West Orchestra

Jerusalem East and West Orchestra blends voices

When we think of orchestra music, the usual suspects spring to mind: Beethoven, Vivaldi, Schumann and the like. But are their symphonies the only ones that deserve the...

Which of these two will be the Torah emoji?

Coming soon…a Torah emoji?

JERUSALEM — Designing a new emoji is not simple. Sefaria, the online free Jewish library, has found this out in recent months. The organization wanted to reach more...

Two Artillery Corps fighters and instructors in Shivta, Israel (Debbie Zimelman)

New photography book depicts women in IDF combat units

JERUSALEM — Women served as combat soldiers during Israel’s War of Independence, when the fledgling country needed all the fighters it could get. But following the...