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Jerry Wexler and Aretha Franklin in a recording studio (GAB Archive/Redferns)

Aretha teamed up with producer Jerry Wexler

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Aug. 16 at the age of 76. Her death reverberated so deeply that an incredible array of people from around the...

Ben Kingsley as Adolf Eichmann in 'Operation Finale'

‘Operation Finale’: Human monster revisited

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — Ask Ben Kingsley about why he was keen to portray Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann in the new film “Operation Finale” and he...

A scene from BlacKkKlansman

‘BlacKkKlansman’ is cautionary tale for 21st-century Jews

Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for “BlacKkKlansman.” NEW YORK — In 1965, two young Jewish men, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, were murdered...

Orny Adams in Jerusalem.

Comedian Orny Adams talks about his Jewish background

By Steve North MONTREAL — Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life’s absurd little annoyances, comedian and actor Orny Adams...

Danielle Steinberg

Tel Aviv native is new CU women’s tennis coach

CU’s women’s tennis team has hired Tel Aviv native Danielle Steinberg as its new head coach. Steinberg made her way to the helm of CU tennis in a career that started...

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...