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Elayne B. Wershil, age 90, of Longwood, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017, at Village on the Green in Longwood. Elayne, a native of Scranton, Penn., was born on June 15, 1926, to the late Alexander and Jean Levitt Burke. She was the widow of the... Full story

 By Niv Elis    Features    May 5, 2017

The three cancers Jews need to worry about most-and how to reduce the risks

NEW YORK-As if Jews don't have enough to worry about. Geopolitical threats to the Jewish people may wax and wane, but there's another lethal danger particular to the Jewish people that shows no signs... Full story

 News    May 5, 2017

Weekly roundup of world briefs from JTA

Sebastian Gorka reportedly leaving White House (JTA)—Sebastian Gorka, the presidential aide accused of ties to a far-right Hungarian nationalist group, reportedly will be leaving the White House for another government position. According to a repor... Full story


Anti-Semitic incidents in U.S. surging in 2017, rose by a third in 2016

(JTA)-Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States soared 86 percent in the first three months of 2017 after rising by more than one-third in 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League. There has... Full story

 By Ben Sales    Features    May 5, 2017

Chef trying to make Ashkenazi food cool

CHICAGO (JTA)—The platter, served during Passover, contained a green, a bitter herb, an egg and matzah. But it was no seder plate. Instead, it was the appetizer served during a six-course prix fixe meal at Aviv, a pop-up, kosher-for-Passover... Full story


These comedians want to bring Yiddish humor to TV

(JTA)-It's safe to say that Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman are some of the funniest Yiddish speakers around. Their Yiddish-English web series, "YidLife Crisis," is a modern-day, Mont... Full story

 By Cnaan Liphshiz    Features    May 5, 2017

Who is Anne Frank? The answers kindle a debate in her native Holland

AMSTERDAM (JTA)—Decades after her death at a Nazi concentration camp, Anne Frank’s restless spirit in heaven finally finds a soulmate in Zef Bunga, an Albanian teenager who was murdered in a revenge killing. Anne, whose world-famous diary... Full story


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