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Oy vey! Yiddish goes psychedelic

By Joe Bauer WEIMAR, Germany — What if the Yiddish-speaking poets and songwriters had electric guitars and amps in the shtetl? That’s the question Sasha Lurje and...

Court rules: museum may keep looted painting

A Spanish museum, not the heirs of a Jewish woman fleeing the Holocaust, is the rightful owner of a Pissarro painting now valued at $40 million, a US appeals court has...

Israelis are vacationing in their own backyard

JERUSALEM — There’s nothing Israelis like to do better in August than leave the country. The summertime heat is oppressive, state-subsidized Israeli summer camps...

Pandemic shatters kosher Polish café’s success

By Bruce Lowitt, Jewish Press of Pinellas County via JTA TAMPA BAY — Marcia Vineberg was nearly packed and ready to rejoin her husband. It’s complicated. They had...

‘Hello Darkness My Old Friend’ recounts author’s frienship with Art Garfunkel

By David Rullo, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle via JTA PITTSBURGH — Sandy Greenberg recalls walking along Amsterdam Avenue in New York City with his best friend Arthur...

The new foodie normal: Workshops instead of travel

By Karen Chernick TEL AVIV — The reservations were rolling in, and Inbal Baum was preparing for her busiest summer yet of food tours through Israel’s famed open-air...

Sefaria moves from the Talmud to democracy

NEW YORK — Could democracy take a page from the Talmud? The creators of Sefaria, a project to digitize Jewish texts, think so. Since 2012, Sefaria, a database of...

Lawyer by day; Instagram sensation by night

By Rachel Ringler, the Nosher I came across his Instagram site several months ago, and it stopped me mid-scroll. His food was beautiful, the vegetables carefully...

Nine iconic designs by Milton Glaser

NEW YORK — Milton Glaser, the godfather of modern graphic design who passed away on his 91st birthday on June 26, didn’t talk about his Jewish identity very often....

Marceau’s act of heroism

By Phil Goldfarb He was born Marcel Mangel on March 22, 1923 in Strasbourg, France, to a Jewish family. His parents were Ann Werzberg Mangel and Charles Mangel, a kosher...