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Book Review: Israel's 2007 decision to attack a Syrian nuclear facility is history and warning

By Edwin Black Jerusalem Post editor Yaakov Katz probably had no way of knowing that this would be a perfect time to release his briskly-selling “Shadow Strike—Inside Israel’s Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power” (St. Martin’s...

 

Is there anything Jewish mama Rain Pryor can't do?

This article originally appeared on Kveller. Rain Pryor Vane may be the daughter of the controversial late comedian Richard Pryor, but she has never lived in her father's shadow. A singer, actress,...

 

Dick Weiner, a 'mensch's mensch,' recipient of Human Service Award

Do you remember the “most interesting man in the world” beer commercials? The creators of that ad got it all wrong because the most interesting man, at least in Central Florida, is Dick Weiner,...

 

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A True American Hero... A wonderful talented man who served his country honorably, has passed away. Elliott Golub served as concertmaster of Chicago's Music of the Baroque since its inception in 1972...

 

Almond Horns for the Jewish Pavilion

On Friday, July 19, the residents of Cascade Heights participated in a wonderful tradition that has been ongoing for several years now, baking with the Jewish Pavilion. This year Ben Breslauer, a local pastry chef who used to own Ben’s Bakery in...

 

Greek Salad with Fried Halloumi Cheese: An explosion of flavors and textures

Cheese lovers who haven't tried halloumi, meet your new obsession. Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese originating in Cyprus. Made from sheep's milk, the briny yet mild cheese is popular in Greece and the...

 

'Glee' was actually pretty Jewish

As a former theater kid, "Glee" was my favorite show in my adolescent years and-admittedly-I still listen to its covers of classics and newer pop songs to this day. So as someone who now...

 

JWed announces free trip to Israel contest

(JNS)—JWed will celebrate its 3,300th marriage by offering one Jewish couple two free tickets to Israel. The online dating website will host a contest from July 23 to Aug. 16, asking engaged or married couples who met through the online dating...

 

Why cold soups are really Jewish

When my 7-year-old son and I traveled to Budapest in 2002, we arrived at my friend Katalin's flat at 11 a.m. It was already over 90 degrees F. and there was no air conditioning. We could barely make...

 
 By Steve North    Features    August 2, 2019

Jewish comedians aim to deflate modern anti-Semitism with laughs

MONTREAL (JTA)-As long as there have been Jews, there have been two unwavering constants: anti-Semitism and Jewish jokes about anti-Semitism. Like the one told about the assassination of Czar...

 

A most unusual reunion 75 years later

In the middle of June, Heritage received an email from a French man named Jean-Frederic Voltz. The email stated that the writer had found a helmet that belonged to Private First Class George...

 
 By Jeff Jacoby    Features    July 26, 2019

How the Bible molded America

The Hebrew Bible indelibly molded the American founding, and its influence remains a part of its national story. The Continental Congress in Philadelphia approved the final text of the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July, but it wasn...

 

Touring Israel-our homeland

Temple Israel's recent tour of Israel in June included 18 participants. The trip was carefully planned by Natan Brener, who defined the goal of the trip as providing a great opportunity for people to...

 

Philip Roth's possessions are being auctioned-here are 9 of the most interesting ones

NEW YORK (JTA)-There are fans of Philip Roth who enjoy his books. Then there are the fans who want to own his typewriters. The latter have their shot: Some of the late Jewish author's typewriters...

 

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Bulgaria's Tolerance March... "The World Jewish Congress and its affiliate, the Organization of Jews in Bulgaria Shalom, recently drew more than 1,500 people from across Bulgarian society onto the...

 

Reading Anne Frank helped me start learning about Jews-and understand my own Native American history

RÜSSELSHEIM, Germany (JTA)-Growing up on my small Indian reservation in Montana, I enjoyed a sense of security I wouldn't fully appreciate or understand until adulthood. Surrounded by friends and...

 
 By Ben Harris    Features    July 26, 2019

Alumni of these Jewish summer camps are making aliyah in droves

Every Friday, the staff and campers at Camp Ramah Nyack gather for a ceremony called Shishi Al Hamigrash-Hebrew for "Friday on the field." The entire camp community, some 1,100 people in all,...

 

Zucchini Baba Ganoush: Use all that summer squash for a rich dip

By the end of the summer, I’m always looking for ways to use up all the summer squash that is inevitably overgrowing in my garden. Making a baba ganoush-like dip with zucchini is my favorite way to use up this versatile vegetable. Like eggplant, th...

 

Emmys 2019: All the Jewish nominees

(JTA)-It's Emmy season again and Jews in the TV industry have plenty of reason to celebrate. Out of all the nominees announced Tuesday, here's a roundup of the Jewish picks on the list. Winners will...

 

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Museum of Jewish Heritage... This museum is a living memorial to the Holocaust. It is located at 36 Battery Place in lower Manhattan, New York City, N.Y. "Not long ago. Not far away" is the theme of...

 

James Caan's latest character: A Jew who moves to Israel to become a pig farmer

(JTA)-"Raising pigs in Israel? Couldn't you play golf like everyone else?" That's a quote that doubles well as the concept behind the movie "Holy Lands," which stars Hollywood veteran James Caan as a...

 

Backyard barbecue, kosher-style

By Ethel G. Hofman (JNS)—Barbecuing is primal, even dangerous. It’s looked on as a guy thing—all that fire, smoke, sharp implements and mountains of meat. But hold on, folks! Women are drawn to...

 
 By Gloria Yousha    Features    July 5, 2019

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The Statue of Liberty... "Give us your tired, your poor, your humbled masses yearning to breath free." (What has become of us? I'm just saying.) Finally, some justice... "A Belgian criminal court has...

 
 By Anonymous    Features    July 5, 2019

What preparing a Jewish body for burial is really like

(JTA)—In Jewish communities around the world, there is a little known group of men and women dedicated to performing the mitzvah of preparing a body for burial, a ritual called tahara. The group is called the chevra kadisha, the holy society. The...

 

When elders reveal they are Jewish on their deathbeds, their children often return to Judaism

(JTA)-In a few months, Simone Azoubel will realize a lifelong dream and move to Israel with her husband. A 56-year-old Jewish woman from Recife in northern Brazil, Azoubel is brushing up on her...

 

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