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 By Debra Kamin    Features    June 17, 2016

Jewish superheroes-fully human and totally inspiring

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Say the words "Jewish" and "superhero" together in a sentence, and most people will likely think of Gal Gadot, the dark-haired former Miss Israel who's better known these days as...

 By Debra Kamin    Features    June 3, 2016

At Museum of the Jewish People, an iconic exhibit of miniature synagogues breaks new ground

TEL AVIV (JTA)—In 1978, when Beit Hatfutsot-Museum of the Jewish People opened, it did something big. But it did it in the smallest way possible. Among the museum’s first exhibits was a gallery filled with 18 miniature synagogues, each as...

 By Debra Kamin    Features    March 25, 2016

The globe-trotting, picture-taking couple that documented the 20th-century Jewish experience

TEL AVIV (JTA)-In the summer of 1942, while Nazi officials in Wannsee were coining the term "Final Solution," Leni Sonnenfeld donned a crisp sundress and smiled into a camera in New York City's...

 By Debra Kamin    Features    March 11, 2016

Revisiting Ethiopian aliyah after 30 years

TEL AVIV (JTA)-Orli Malassa doesn't remember ever feeling anything but Israeli. To her parents, who came to Israel from Ethiopia in 1983 when she was 5 years old, Malassa's accent-free Hebrew, fluent...

 By Debra Kamin    News    July 31, 2015

New to Republican race, John Kasich espouses wisdom of Torah

(JTA)—Political columnist Matt Bai recently got an old-fashioned Jewish guilt trip for skipping synagogue, and not from his rabbi or his Jewish mother, but from an evangelical Christian politician angling for the White House. Ohio Gov. John...


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