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He was sentenced to life in prison - rescue dogs - and a rabbi - helped him find redemption

VACAVILLE, Calif. (JTA) – Soon after Jon Grobman was released from prison, where he had once thought he would die, he headed back inside voluntarily - this time with canine sidekicks. Grobman was...

 By Alix Wall    News    March 20, 2020

Texas Jewish teen helps unite Democrats and Republicans

Adam Hoffman isn’t your average American Jewish teen. The grandchild of Holocaust survivors on his mother’s side, he’s a sixth-generation Texan on his father’s side. An Orthodox native of Houston and graduate of Jewish day schools, Hoffman,...

 By Alix Wall    Features    July 6, 2018

Home cooking classes where Israel and Jewish culture are always on the menu

SAN FRANCISCO (JTA)-In the compact, open kitchen of the apartment here that Dalit Gvirtsman shares with her husband, about a dozen women are jostling for space. One is chopping tomatoes, another is...

 By Alix Wall    Features    May 6, 2016

Rock legend Phil Lesh gathers musician friends for a Grateful Dead Passover

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (JTA)-"Why can't we eat veggie burritos tonight? Will I be miracled? Will they play 'The Wheel?' Will Phil sing?" These four additional questions were asked at a Passover seder...


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