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Clampitt exec manager at Mt. Vernon for 22 years

Peter Clampitt has been executive manager of the 85-year-old Mt. Vernon Country Club in Genesee for 22 years. Originally hired as executive chef, Clampitt was quickly...

PBS sheds light on the Holocaust with timely specials

LOS ANGELES — The Public Broadcasting Service will offer US television viewers a concentrated history lesson during Holocaust Remembrance Week, with seven films and...

Who was the woman behind Little Women?

LOUISA May Alcott, celebrated author of Little Women, wrote shady thrillers unfit for the ladies, suffered wild mood swings and might be a descendant of Portuguese Jews...

Neshama Carlebach and gospel choir sing Shlomo’s songs

NESHAMA Carlebach, the singer-songwriter and eldest daughter of the late Shlomo Carlebach, has soulfully interpreted her father’s vast repertoire since his death in...

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2009

This year’s crop of entries was particular interesting, with young artists using crayon, markers, water colors, tempera paints, fabrics, metallic materials, beads, and...

Chanukah recipes: Kosher soul food

By Rachel Tepper, JTA MEMPHIS —— Southern food, a deep fried country cuisine eponymous with bacon fat and crawfish, is hardly something one would expect to find on a...

Despite predictions of their demise, Holocaust films keep coming

LOS ANGELES — At least once a year over the last quarter century, a respected critic will prove conclusively that films about the Holocaust and the Nazi era have...

No baloney in this man’s mission to save the Jewish deli

SAN FRANCISCO — Chicago and Cleveland have the best corned beef. Detroit is tops for rye bread. The best smoked meat is in Montreal, and for pastrami, you can’t touch...

Hollywood finds fertile ground in Israel

By Dina Kraft, JTA TEL AVIV —— In the dim light of an art house movie theater, Darren Star, creator “Beverly Hills 90210,” pauses during a talk to Israeli and...

Tarantino enters race: Jewish hero flicks

By Simcha Weinstein NEW YORK —— Add acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino to the long list of filmmakers who can’t resist making their own WW II fantasy action flick....