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‘The Little Spacecraft’ that could

What do you get when you toss in a bit of “Toy Story,” The Little Engine That Could and The Magic School Bus? An optimistic (and very blue) “Berrie,” a...

Students at the MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass., decked out in Patriots gear, Feb. 1, 2019.

Jewish Patriots fans revel in victory

CANTON, Mass.— At a kickoff party Sunday night, Feb. 3, at the Orchard Cove senior home in this suburb about 25 miles from Boston, boisterous cheers erupted from a...

Spike Lee and Adam Driver on the set of ‘BlacKkKlansman.’ (David Lee/Focus Features)

Jewish character in BlacKkKlansman adds ‘complexity’

By Naomi Pfefferman LOS ANGELES — In one of the pivotal scenes of Spike Lee’s Oscar-nominated film “BlacKkKlansman,” Ron Stallworth, the first black cop on the...

Meryl Streep in the 1978 miniseries 'Holocaust'.

‘Holocaust’ miniseries transformed remembrance in Germany

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — For Sigmount Koenigsberg, the most searing scene in the US-made “Holocaust” miniseries broadcast here 40 years ago was when a German child...

Hank Greenberg, left; Ryan Braun, right

The battle of stats: Greenberg vs. Ryan

By Scott Barancik NEW YORK — Barring injury, Ryan Braun should surpass Hank Greenberg this season as baseball’s all-time Jewish home run hitter. The 35-year-old...

Finds on exhibition at 'Fines Gone Astray'.

Exhibit highlights stolen archaeological finds

By Mara Vigevani “Finds Gone Astray,” an exhibition of archaeological material retrieved from thieves and unauthorized antiquities dealers in the West Bank went on...

Michael Douglas, l, and Alan Arkin, r, Jan. 6, 2019, at the Golden Globes. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty)

Fair share of ‘Jewish’ moments at the Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES — From Michael Douglas’ Yiddish exclamation to more success for “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” to Regina King’s Hebrew-letter tattoo, the 2019 Golden...

Sinatra received a kippah at a fundraiser for a Jewish school in New Jersey in 1981.

Ol’ Blue Eyes’ kippah

By Stephen Silver NEW YORK — When a huge auction was held at Sotheby’s last month of items belonging to Frank Sinatra and his wife Barbara, the item that made the...

Felicity Jones stars as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On the Basis of Sex'.

Felicity Jones on playing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

LOS ANGELES — The young attorney seems unsure of herself. As a law professor, she is unaccustomed to appearing in court, so she hesitates at first, unable to begin her...

Julian Edelman wore special cleats for the Patriots' Dec. 16 game agains the Steelers.

Edelman’s cleats pay tribute to Pittsburgh victims

PITTSBURGH — New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore special cleats in honor of the victims of the shooting attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue during a...