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The Jewish story behind the Broadway hit ‘Falsettos’

The Jewish story behind the Broadway hit ‘Falsettos’

William Finn, the creative force behind the show, dishes on his bar mitzvah, his identity and why he wrote such a Jewish musical.

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Gary Cohn speaking onstage during Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit - Day 2 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 2015. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc)

Trump set to name top Jewish Goldman Sachs official to economic post

First Person

Customers shop for the holidays at Joy, a small Tel Aviv store that sells Christmas and New Year's merchandise. The store has been repeatedly heckled for selling Christian goods. (Ben Sales)

First Person

I celebrate Hanukkah — but here’s why I love Christmas

John Glenn responded to Ruth Ellen Gruber's letter to him, which she wrote as a young girl. He included a pamphlet on NASA's Project Mercury. (Courtesy of Ruth Ellen Gruber)

That time John Glenn wrote me a letter in 1961

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United States

Dr. Joanna Slusky, a professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology at the University of Kansas, at work in her lab. (Sarah Mullinax)

This Jewish woman’s research may save millions of lives

Joanna Slusky — an observant Jew and a professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology — won a major grant for her work, a promising response to the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Israel & Middle East

An aerial view of Israel's largest settlement, Maale Adumim, March 12, 2008. (David Silverman/Getty Images)

Bill to legalize West Bank outposts on Palestinian land passes first reading in Knesset

The bill, which the attorney general maintains is in violation of local and international law, must pass two more readings to become a law.

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Women of the Wall members bringing Torahs to the Western Wall, Nov. 2, 2016. (Screenshot from Twitter)

American Jews protest in solidarity with Women of the Wall

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Manuel Valls, second from left, hosting a delegation of the Conference of European Rabbis at his office in May 2015. (Eli Itkin/Conference of European Rabbis)

In Manuel Valls, French Jews get a presidential candidate they can trust

A hardliner who's married to a Jewish woman and has called anti-Zionism a form of anti-Semitism, the French prime minister's candidacy has changed the race for many Jews.

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Life & Culture


Israel’s Junior Mr. Universe credits Orthodox upbringing for success

Kobi Ifrach no longer prays three times a day nor follows all the Jewish dietary laws, abiding instead by the strictures of bodybuilding.

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