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Sherry

Sherry’s gotten an unfair rap. Thanks to its prominence among Miss Marple-type Agatha Christie characters, the Spanish fortified wine is associated with older English...

Serendipity

Back in 1997, before the internet was ubiquitous, the IJN received a letter from a woman in England seeking information about Leonard and Miriam Harris, son and daughter...

Reversal of fortunes

Everybody likes a good twist. If a story is predictable, we tend to roll our eyes or tune out. We want tension, mystery, uncertainty. I think that’s why everyone loves...

Want ads

One of the stories in last week’s L’Chaim© magazine was about a US Holocaust Memorial Museum project, “History Unfolded,” exploring how US media covered the...

Fact-checked journalism

They say we live in a post-factual age. I for one, and I don’t think I’m the only one, still cares deeply about facts. There are still many outlets for fact-based...

‘Akte Grüninger’

Thanks to the Denver Jewish Film Festival, I finally had the opportunity to see a movie that’s been on my list for some time. My former boss, Sacha Wigdorovits, a...

The stamp depicting Dainty Miss Leitzel

Ringling Bros.

When I saw the postage stamp on a card I just received depicting Dainty Miss Leitzel, the World’s Most Marvelous Lady Gymnast — a past act at the Ringling Bros. and...

Memphis’ illustrious Jews

Randomly, the first page I turned to in my Memphis travel guide mentioned the Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art. Belz is a name that I had associated exclusively with...

The Patriots

The Patriots — the team everyone loves to hate. Probably due to envy. There’s a reason they call jealousy the “ugly green-eyed monster.” The Patriots have now...

Inauguration Day

When I was in high school, I had the great fortune of living just outside our nation’s capital. For all its ills, Washington DC is a fabulous tourist destination. The...