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Jewish comedians and splitting the sea

A surprising answer to why so many Jews become comedians. When Robin Williams, arguably one of the greatest comedians died, some people gave him an interesting title: “honorary Jew.” Why the Jew label? Couldn’t he have been left as a...

 

Obituary - MARILYN KAPLAN

Marilyn Kaplan, age 89, of Orlando, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, April 16, 2022, at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs. Marilyn, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was born on Aug. 25, 1932. She was one of three children...

 

Netflix's 'Russian Doll' features a Hungarian 'Gold Train' filled with Nazi loot. What's the real story?

(JTA) — When Season 2 of “Russian Doll,” Natasha Lyonne’s sci-fi exploration of identity and trauma, dropped on Netflix Friday, it immediately became clear that teasers of the season’s Jewish content were not overblown. In the season,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Ukrainian refugees to join March of Living at Auschwitz for first post-COVID commemoration By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Refugees from Ukraine are scheduled to join the March of the Living commemoration event at Auschwitz. The refugees are among 2,500...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    April 29, 2022

French prosecutors indict 2 men for assaulting a Jew who died while fleeing attackers

(JTA) - French prosecutors indicted two men for assaulting a Jewish man, Jérémie Cohen, seconds before he ran under the wheels of a tram and was fatally wounded. One of the two suspects, aged 27,...

 
 By Shira Hanau    News    April 29, 2022

Wine from a West Bank settlement was served at this year's White House seder

(JTA) - Wine from a West Bank settlement was on the menu at this year's White House Passover seder on Friday hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris and second gentleman Dough Emhoff. But a...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    April 29, 2022

Temple Mount closes to Jews

(JTA) — The Temple Mount is closed to Jewish visitors “until further notice,” the organization that coordinates visits by Jews said on April 23, after a fresh round of clashes between Israeli police and Muslim worshippers at the Jerusalem holy...

 

Edith's, a Brooklyn eatery and market, celebrates Jewish food from around the world

(New York Jewish Week) - House-smoked fish platters. Plates of malawach, the Yemeni flatbread. A labneh parfait. And for Passover, "milk and honey" slushies and matzah brie with bitter herb salad....

 

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