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 By Lisa Keys    Life Cycles    May 5, 2023

Harry Belafonte, singer and civil rights activist who popularized 'Hava Nagila' in the US, dies at 96

(New York Jewish Week) - Barrier-smashing singer, actor and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte, who once boasted of being "the most popular Jew in America" because of his rendition of a Hebrew...


A rabbi who went down with his torpedoed warship in 1943 will not forgotten

(JTA) - Mark Auerbach was not yet 5 years old when he noticed an unusual stamp in his father's dresser. The well-worn three-cent stamp featured a drawing of a small group of men and a sinking ship, wi...


A new exhibit on Jewish delis explores the roots and rise of a uniquely American phenomenon

(New York Jewish Week) — It was a stupendously bad idea to arrive at the press preview for the New-York Historical Society’s new exhibit, “‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’: The Jewish Deli,” on an empty stomach. The exhibit — which...


Woodstock Festival organizer dies

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Michael Lang, the Jewish co-creator of 1969's legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair, died on Saturday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital in Manhattan. He was 77....

 By Lisa Keys    Features    December 3, 2021

Own a piece of the Borscht Belt

(New York Jewish Week via JTA) - Immortalized by pop-culture phenomena like "Dirty Dancing" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," New York's Catskill Mountains were once the go-to summer destination for...

 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 24, 2016

It's Yelp for sheitels-the first-ever wig review site

NEW YORK (JTA)-First there was "Tinder for bras." Now there's a Yelp for sheitels, the wigs worn by many married Orthodox Jewish women. ShayTell may be the first-ever online customer review site for... Full story

 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 17, 2016

This Israeli startup will match your breasts with the perfect bra

(JTA)-They say the best stories happen when a writer gets pushed out of his or her comfort zone. Since the "they" in this case was my editor, this is how I found myself readying to post a topless... Full story

 By Lisa Keys    Features    August 14, 2015

Get your kosher dogs at Dodger Stadium!

(JTA)-The Los Angeles Dodgers may never achieve the lore of their brethren in Brooklyn, but now at least they've brought a bit of Brooklyn to the West Coast-in the form of hot dogs. Earlier this... Full story

 By Lisa Keys    Features    June 26, 2015

Five highlights from the premiere of Bravo's show about wealthy Upper East Siders

(JTA)-Bravo's newest sitcom, "Odd Mom Out," which premiered two weeks ago, stars Jill Kargman as Jill Weber, a sassy Jewish woman who marries into a blue-blooded Upper East Side family. The show,... Full story


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