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  • Film features the Jewish way of dealing with death

    NEW YORK, March 8 (JTA) — Though death is a topic many keep quiet about, a documentary geared toward helping parents discuss the subject with children is making noise in the film industry. The Detroit-based film “From Generation to Generation: Jewish Families Talk About Death,” was recently awarded the Golden Eagle Award from CINE, the…

  • Ethiopian-Israeli kids get dolls that look like them

    NEW YORK, March 5 (JTA) — Ethiopian Jewish children in Israel are playing with black-skinned dolls as part of an attempt by Jewish and black communities worldwide to bridge gaps between the two groups. The Project People Foundation, an African American organization that works on interfaith projects, distributed more than 1,000 dolls to Israel through…

  • Online love for ‘Generation A

    NEW YORK, March 2 (JTA) — From religion to romance, one Jewish author has stepped out of the Middle East and into the Midwest for a unique twist on an old pastime. Naomi Ragen, an American-born novelist who has lived in Jerusalem for almost 30 years, is penning her first novel that does not revolve…

  • Polish Jewish couple marries in secret

    NEW YORK, Feb. 27 (JTA) — The Judaism of their mothers’ generation may have been extinguished by the Nazis, but one couple in Poland has embarked on a mission to rekindle the flame. They do not, however, want the fire to burn brightly enough for everyone to see. Avraham and Margolit, children of Holocaust survivors,…

  • Cuban native returns to find dad’s name

    NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (JTA) — The writing on the wall was clear for Natan Wekselbaum in 1961. The time had come to leave his native Cuba. Almost 40 years later, the writing on the wall of a synagogue in Havana made his trip back worthwhile. Wekselbaum, who now lives in New York, traveled back…

  • Cuban native returns to find dad’s name

    NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (JTA) — The writing on the wall was clear for Natan Wekselbaum in 1961. The time had come to leave his native Cuba. Almost 40 years later, the writing on the wall of a synagogue in Havana made his trip back worthwhile. Wekselbaum, who now lives in New York, traveled back…

  • Hitler destroyed it, Jews rebuilt it

    Most of the Jews of Krakow, Poland were killed in the Holocaust, and its synagogue was left in ruins after being used as a stable during World War II. This year, the decade-long restoration of the shul should be finished. To its principal restorer, the s

  • Hitler destroyed it, Jews rebuilt it

    Most of the Jews of Krakow, Poland were killed in the Holocaust, and its synagogue was left in ruins after being used as a stable during World War II. This year, the decade-long restoration of the shul should be finished. To its principal restorer, the s

  • Businessman turns Israel into good investment

    JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (JTA) — “The land of the prophets is becoming the land of profits,” says an American businessman who has transformed his passion for the State of Israel into a successful business venture. Cliff Goldstein, 42, launched AMIDEX35 last year, a mutual fund index that tracks and invests solely in 35 of Israel’s…