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 By JTA    Life Cycles    September 14, 2018

Neil Simon, Broadway's giant of bickering, wise-cracking couples, dies at 91

(JTA)-Playwright Neil Simon, known for such Broadway hits as "The Odd Couple," "Barefoot in the Park" and "Lost in Yonkers," has died. Simon, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, died...

 
 By JTA Staff    Life Cycles    June 1, 2018

Philip Roth, peerless chronicler of American Jewish life, is dead at 85

(JTA)—Philip Roth, whose notorious novels about the sex drives of American men gave way to some of the most probing examinations of the American Jewish condition in the 20th and 21st centuries, has died. He was 85. His death was confirmed to The...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    September 8, 2017

Bryn Mawr suspends using name of founder

NEW YORK (JTA)-Bryn Mawr College in suburban Philadelphia said it will place a yearlong "moratorium" on the use of the name of a founder and past president who was a known anti-Semite. The name of...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    June 30, 2017

A trove of Nazi-era objects in Argentina stuns investigators

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA)-A cache of 75 original Nazi objects discovered earlier this month by the Argentine Federal Police has been evaluated as "unprecedented" and "the biggest" discovery of its...

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    April 21, 2017

Ruderman Family Foundation expands its disability work

(JTA)-Until recently, the Ruderman Family Foundation helped pioneer an issue within the Jewish community-key word "within." While donating locally to Jewish causes from its base in Boston, it also...

 

Don Rickles is dead at 90

NEW YORK (JTA)-Don Rickles, the bullet-headed comedian and actor whose pioneering brand of insult comedy earned him the nickname "Mr. Warmth," has died at 90. Rickles died Thursday morning, April 6,...

 
 By JTA    News    July 8, 2016

Natan Sharansky: There is no future for Jews in France

PARIS-Arab immigration to France and deep-seated anti-Semitism in that country mean French Jews have no future there, the head of the Jewish Agency for Israel said. Natan Sharansky made this declarati...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    January 29, 2016

Two days of terror: Israeli mother of 6 killed, pregnant woman stabbed

(JTA)-A day after witnessing her mother's brutal murder, Dafna Meir's teenage daughter spoke before hundreds who had come to mourn her. Dafna Meir, 38, a mother of six, was stabbed to death on Sunday...

 
 By JTA staff    News    October 2, 2015

SodaStream offers to take in refugees

Israeli company Soda-Stream has offered to take in Syrian refugees and employ them in its new factory in the Negev Desert. In an announcement over the weekend, SodaStream and the mayor of Rahat,...

 
 By JTA Staff    Life Cycles    July 31, 2015

Theodore Bikel, 'Tevye,' dies at 91

(JTA)-Theodore Bikel, an actor and folk singer who was recognized in 1997 with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture, has died at 91. Bikel, who won fame...

 
 By JTA Staff    News    May 22, 2015

Two Jews among confirmed dead in Amtrak crash

NEW YORK (JTA)-A 39-year-old executive with an education startup and a 20-year-old naval academy student were among the seven people confirmed dead from an Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia....

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    January 9, 2015

Take JTA's 2014 news quiz

(JTA)—What made headlines (in Israel, the U.S. and around the world) in 2014? Test your knowledge with JTA’s annual news quiz: 1. Palestinian officials apologized to Czech authorities after the Palestinian envoy to Prague, Jamal Al-Jamal, was...

 
 By JTA Staff    Features    August 30, 2013

JTA Year In Review

NEW YORK (JTA)—From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, JTA takes a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773. September 2012 Islamists throw a homemade grenade into a Jewish...

 

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