Articles from the February 7, 2020 edition

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Bea Saffer passed away peacefully on Feb. 1, 2020. Bea, also known as Beebee or Aunt Bee, loved nothing more than having her friends and family over at her home in Buffalo and Florida. She created a home that was full of love, good food, and great... Full story


The minds behind 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' on how they aim to represent Jews on screen

NEW YORK (JTA)-"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" didn't add to its large collection of awards at the Golden Globes this year. But the third season of the celebrated series, now streaming on Amazon Prime,... Full story


Are the Jewish mobsters referenced in 'The Irishman' real?

Very minor spoilers ahead for “The Irishman”—but nothing big, we promise. (JTA)—“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s latest organized crime epic, became streamable on Netflix last week. Even if the significant digital de-aging of the... Full story


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Top Jewish children’s books include stories about a Yiddish culture rescuer and the Holocaust By Penny Schwartz (JTA)—A picture book about the founder of the National Yiddish Book Center and a debut graphic novel of a gripping Holocaust story... Full story


The first kosher bar in the former Soviet Union serves up cocktails and Torah lessons

ODESSA, Ukraine (JTA)-As an Orthodox Jew, Aryeh Rov had little interest in this port city's rich and vibrant bar scene. For one thing, most drinks served in Odessa's bars are not kosher, limiting his... Full story

 By Ron Kampeas    News    February 7, 2020

Obama's team has a new home with Warren

WASHINGTON (JTA)—Much of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign narrative subtly casts her as the anti-Obama, the potential president who will not broker sweetheart deals for big business. That was the subtext—actually it was the overt... Full story

 By Eliana Rudee    News    February 7, 2020

Israelis and Palestinians consider how annexation of Jordan Valley could affect them

(JNS)-With campaigns under way before the third round of Israeli elections within a year on March 2, Likud officials, and the Blue and White Party, have repeatedly made statements over the past few... Full story


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