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Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch (Julieta Cervantes)

Sorkin revives ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

NEW YORK — Aaron Sorkin gets that the question is a joke and, no, he responds, he didn’t tackle a stage version of “To Kill A Mockingbird” because “Gone With...

Blair Braverman (Christina Bodznic)

‘Proud Jewish sled dogs’ cross the finish line

By Emily Burack NOME, Alaska — Writer and adventurer Blair Braverman raced in — and completed — the historic Iditarod sled dog race, finishing the grueling...

Berchko Adela as a young girl in Ethiopia. (Beth Hatfutsot)

South African exhibit highlights Operation Moses

By Moira Schneider CAPE TOWN — In 1983, when Danny Abebe was nine years old, his Jewish family decided one Rosh Hashanah night to leave their remote village in...

A painting of Joseph Pulitzer (Library of Congress)

New documentary explores the man behind the Pulitzer Prize

LOS ANGELES — It’s a story that would not sound too out of place in 2019: New York’s leading newspaper accuses the president of the US of corruption and the latter...

The Rebbe's Choice herring

Millennials discover, reinvent matjes herring

By Elizabeth Kratz You never know when something many Jews may associate with old-fashioned Jewish fare, like herring and crackers, will somehow turn high-end and...

‘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...