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Andrew Silow-Carroll

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Amy Ettinger, writer of life-affirming essays on dying, succumbs to cancer at 49

Jewish mother’s articles for the Washington Post about things she was able to do and cherish despite incurable disease were an inspiration to...

09.04.2024 40

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Martin Greenfield, Auschwitz survivor and master tailor to US presidents, dies at 95

Famed New York tailor learned to sew as a teen in a Nazi death camp, dressed clients like Bush, Clinton and Obama, as well as Frank Sinatra, Paul...

22.03.2024 40

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Comedian Richard Lewis, dark prince of Jewish neurosis, dies at 76

With memorable roles in ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and Mel Brooks’s ‘Robin Hood: Men in Tights,’ Lewis said he viewed comedy...

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German synagogue attacker gets 7 more years for taking hostages in failed jailbreak

Far-right extremist already serving life sentence for attempt to break into a synagogue on Yom Kippur in 2019 that he broadcast online before killing...

27.02.2024 20

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Shelly Weiss, Brooklyn ‘queer icon’ and progressive Jewish activist, dies at 77

Weiss put aside her career in social work and health administration to found and promote multiple organizations supporting the LGBTQ community

27.02.2024 20

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Nina Gottlieb, Holocaust survivor featured in award-winning documentary, dies at 91

Polish native was born 7 years before Nazi invasion; her immediate family was sent to Warsaw ghetto and survived, in part based on father’s ability...

08.02.2024 30

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Lawrence Langer, renowned scholar of Holocaust testimony, dies at 94

Analyzing what the words of survivors themselves said about the genocide, Langer, who won numerous awards for his work, argued against excessive...

07.02.2024 10

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In dark times, is a dystopian Jewish novel just what we need?

Zachary Solomon’s ‘A Brutal Design’ joins a growing body of Jewish speculative fiction as it imagines an alternate world in which...

07.02.2024 10

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Paul Berg, world’s oldest Jewish person and 9th-oldest overall, dies at 114

Local rabbi says Jewish life was a ‘priority’ for late Los Angeles resident, who did philanthropic work with local Hadassah branch,...

07.02.2024 20

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Critic’s account of classical music after the Holocaust named Jewish book of the year

Jeremy Eichler’s ‘Time’s Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance’ is joined by many other notable...

24.01.2024 10

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Some of the best Jewish books – and authors – we’ve seen in 2023

Flawed and complex, historic and particular, the noteworthy works defining this year were written prior to the Oct. 7 Hamas atrocities; next year’s...

02.01.2024 60

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What is antisemitism? At a US conference, scholars use archives as a guide and warning

The 55th Association for Jewish Studies conference was to focus on history — but the challenges facing Diaspora Jewry due to the Israel-Hamas...

22.12.2023 30

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Insights on how Jewish life has changed (so far) after the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre

Many feel seismic shifts in how they form political alliances and how they express their Judaism in a world that feels scarier, lonelier and, in some...

12.12.2023 30

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Rabbi David Ellenson, former head of Reform seminary and admired mentor, dies at 76

Renown historian, adviser and confidant, who served as president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for 12 years, passes away of...

08.12.2023 30

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Students, fellow educators on 3 continents say goodbye to reservist killed in Gaza

Yossi Hershkovitz, the principle of a boys high school in Jerusalem, remembered for the ‘dedication and commitment he showed his students every...

14.11.2023 30

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US Jews are raising money for an Israel in crisis, but is there enough to go around?

Some worry attention will shift away from local communities’ needs as Jewish organizations donate millions in emergency funds to support Israelis...

12.11.2023 9

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Yemen’s Houthis claim new drone attack on Israel, but no incursion detected

SANAA, Yemen — Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed to have launched on Monday a fresh drone attack against Israel, but there was no sign of...

07.11.2023 20

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How New Yorker writer Ariel Levy adapted Philip Roth’s filthiest book for the stage

JTA — A scruffy, bearded Jewish man in his mid-60s — distressed, disheveled but wickedly self-satisfied — is invited to spend the night at the...

07.11.2023 20

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Rabbi who survived Pittsburgh synagogue shooting 5 years ago considers this dark time

JTA — In Pittsburgh, “10/27” has become a shorthand for the massacre, on October 27, 2018, of 11 Jews as they gathered for worship at the Tree...

29.10.2023 20

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As Israel fights back after Hamas massacre, US colleges, firms take flak over responses

JTA — On Oct. 10, three days into the war that began after Hamas terrorists killed some 1,400 people in Israel and took over 200 hostage, the...

22.10.2023 30

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At one New Jersey Jewish school, four families mourn relatives killed in Israel

JTA — On the Monday morning after the deadly Hamas attack near the Gaza border, administrators at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County...

19.10.2023 30

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Joanna Merlin, original Tzeitel in Broadway’s ‘Fiddler,’ dies at 92

JTA — Joanna Merlin, a famed acting coach and casting director who early in her career as an actress created the role of Tevye’s daughter Tzeitel...

17.10.2023 20

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Jewish poet Louise Glück, who won Nobel literature prize, dies at 80

JTA — Louise Glück, a Jewish-American poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2020, died Friday. She was 80. Acclaimed since the...

17.10.2023 20

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‘Saturday Night Live’ reflects on Israel-Hamas war

JTA — “Saturday Night Live” returned to the air for its 49th season with a somber reflection on the Israel-Hamas war by former cast member Pete...

16.10.2023 20

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Juan Bradman, Cuban-Jewish exile whose life inspired a novel, dies at 90

JTA — Juan Bradman was still in his twenties when he became a circuit judge in rural Cuba, traveling among the provinces. But in 1962, after the...

27.09.2023 20

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Lithuania president honors those who saved Jewish artifacts during and post-Holocaust

New York Jewish Week via JTA — The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research welcomed Lithuania’s president to its Manhattan headquarters Monday to honor...

21.09.2023 30

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Mary Ann Stein, philanthropist who supported US and Israel social justice, dies at 80

JTA — Mary Ann Stein of Bethesda, Maryland, who as the founding president of The Moriah Fund supported human and civil rights in the US and Israel...

13.09.2023 40

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A new memoir tries to mend the pieces of the author’s broken Cuban-Jewish family

JTA — In her recent book, “The Object of Jewish Literature,” Case Western Reserve University professor Barbara A. Mann writes about how...

10.09.2023 30

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