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MLB’s official historian was born in a DP camp

By Stephen Silver NEW YORK — From Hank Greenberg to Sandy Koufax to Alex Bregman, Jews and baseball go way back to the 19th century. It’s not just players and fans...

Roma angle on Holocaust story

LOS ANGELES — When Israeli director Yuval Adler saw the script for “The Secrets We Keep,” a thriller about a woman who kidnaps a man she believes was her Nazi...

Busing in Denver was neither easy nor calm

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 12 One is tempted at first glance to think that Phil Goodstein might have chosen to use a touch of hyperbole in titling his...

Ghanain actor potrays Jewish astronaut

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5781 SECTION D PAGE 10 NEW YORK — Ato Essandoh isn’t Jewish, or British, or an astronaut — but he plays an African-British-Jewish astronaut...

Israeli pitcher earns a victory in MLB debut

Dean Kremer, the first Israeli baseball player drafted into the Major Leagues, was called up to the Baltimore Orioles and earned a victory in his debut — all in less...

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...