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  • Detective author probes Holocaust

    Fans of Sara Paretsky’s V.I. Warshawski novels are used to following Vic, the hard-edged but soft-hearted Chicago private investigator as she unravels white collar crime and corruption. “Total Recall,” the Warshawski novel recently relea

  • ARTS & CULTURE

    Joan Nathan is using her PBS series, “Jewish Cooking in America,” as a springboard to teach Jews and non-Jews alike about Jewish history, tradition and culture.

  • News service helps Jewish students connect

    More than three decades after its founding, the Jewish Student Press Service is helping Jewish students face an increasingly well-organized, pro-Palestinian public relations campaign that produces highly visible anti-Israel activities on college campuses

  • Books! Yiddish books for sale!

    Until recently, it seemed you could find Yiddish books only in obscure libraries or the attic of someone´s grandparents. But this week, Yiddish became one of the most accessible literatures on earth.

  • Hamantashen make it big

    Hamantashen now can be seen next to mini bundt cakes and lemon poppy-seed muffins in the display case of your local coffee shop.

  • Synagogue honored as symbol of freedom

    The Touro Synagogue, in Newport, R.I., was the first religious site to be named a U.S. National Trust Historic Site.

  • Chinese synagogue named endangered site

    NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (JTA) — Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holidays in rented hotel spaces while the city’s oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away. So along with others in his congregation of expatriates, Kaplan, 34, began advocating for the restoration of Ohel Rachel. Their…

  • Chinese synagogue named endangered site

    NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (JTA) — Shanghai resident Seth Kaplan got tired of celebrating the High Holidays in rented hotel spaces while the city’s oldest intact synagogue sat empty, deteriorating just a few miles away. So along with others in his congregation of expatriates, Kaplan, 34, began advocating for the restoration of Ohel Rachel. Their…

  • 2.00E+07

    NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (JTA) — The building may look modest from the outside, but the Touro Synagogue soon will be the most famous synagogue in the United States — if it isn’t already. Touro, in Newport, R.I., already had been recognized by the federal government as a National Historic Site in 1946, but this…

  • Services mark mourning period for WTC victims

    NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (JTA) — Like hundreds of thousands of other New Yorkers, Shira Klein has had a difficult month since the Sept. 11 terror attacks. So last week, Klein attended one of three major services being held here on the shloshim, the end of the month of mourning that marks the Jewish grieving…