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Wander among the ancients at Bet She’arim

Remnants of an ancient city, of mysterious inscriptions, caves and catacombs, not to mention gorgeous scenery—all are to be found in Bet She’arim, one of Israel’s...

Lithuanian Brazilian Jewish modernist was a pioneer

One of Brazilian modernism’s leading voices was Lasar Segall — a Lithuanian Jew who spent the first few decades of his life innovating in Europe before tackling...

‘The Survivor’ — he literally fought for his life

First, Harry Haft fought to save his life. Then, he boxed to find the woman he wanted to be his wife.

‘I’m 95, and suddenly a pop singer’

By Victor Wishna NEW YORK — Madeline Millman was just 17 when she took centerstage at the Adams Theatre in downtown Newark, NJ, stepping into the same spotlight where...

Documentary goes on ‘Fiddler’ journey

How did a non-Jewish director make one of the best Jewish films of all time? Did Frank Sinatra think he could play the part of Tevye? And why did Israeli prime ministers...

Princeton exhibit canceled

Princeton University spent months planning an exhibit of 19th-century American Jewish art before cancelling the show because two of its featured artists had supported...

Spices grown for quality — 300 specialized farmers 

NEW YORK — Try to come up with the most Jewish spice out there and you might have some trouble answering. Ori Zohar and Ethan Frisch, the founders of the […]

Jewish high school senior makes first cut for ‘American Idol’

Could the next Jennifer Hudson or Kelly Clarkson be Danielle Finn, a senior at Los Angeles’ Shalhevet High School?

‘Maisel’ actress says you ‘don’t have to be it, to play it’

When she was cast as Midge Maisel’s mother-in-law in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” veteran actress Caroline Aaron had no idea that a series about a very particular...

Jewish Angeleno heads the Baseball Hall of Fame

By Jacob Gurvis COOPERSTOWN, NY — Josh Rawitch’s day-to-day is similar to that of any nonprofit executive: He speaks to stakeholders, supervises senior staff and...