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 By Daniel Estrin    Features    June 5, 2015

Pop sensation Lorde, now in Yiddish

(Jewniverse via JTA)-Do you wish pop star Lorde would lay down a track in Yiddish already? Well, the next best thing just happened. The Technicalities, an Israeli husband-and-wife Yiddish music duo...


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Burial set for elderly Jewish couple who died in Houston flooding (JTA)—Funeral services were set for an elderly Jewish couple who drowned in the floods that swept through Houston last week. Shirley and Jack Alter, who died when their rescue boat...

 By Tom Tugend    Features    June 5, 2015

For Israeli war volunteers, service was most important act of their lives

LOS ANGELES (JTA)—In May 1948, I was walking down Market Street in San Francisco when I passed a small movie theater with a marquee that announced “The Jews Fight for Their State.” For the first time, it fully hit me that the Jews—by the gent...


Seeking Kin: On basalt boulders, remembering a Golan Heights attack

The Seeking Kin column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends. BALTIMORE (JTA)-The name one Jerusalemite bears is fraught with meaning. Shimon Balas, a new immigrant from Yemen, was kill...

 By Darryl Egna    Features    June 5, 2015

Israeli Arab and American Jewish teens, chance for dialogue

Mai Azem, a 16-year-old Israeli Arab, had never met an American teenager. Until she joined the “Q School” in Tira, a predominantly Arab city in central Israel, she wouldn’t have been able to have a conversation with one, either. But thanks to...


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