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  • FOCUS ON ISSUES

    NEW YORK, July 24 (JTA) — Anat Radberg doesn’t mind giving up her cell phone and e-mail for the summer in exchange for a free trip to the United States, the pristine country air and the opportunity to teach. Radberg is one of 25 shlichim, or emissaries, hired to work at Camp Ramah in Pennsylvania’s…

  • Producers,’ Brooks sweep Tony Awards

    NEW YORK, June 4 (JTA) — Say goodbye to Hollywood. Mel Brooks has discovered that the hot place for him is Broadway, where his outrageous musical comedy “The Producers” swept the 55th annual Tony Awards on Sunday night, winning a record 12 awards. Not since “A Chorus Line” in 1975, or “Hello, Dolly!” — which…

  • North Carolina community reacts to rabbi’s arrest

    NEW YORK, July 3 (JTA) — A North Carolina community, already reeling from the news that a local Chasidic rabbi took part in an armed robbery a decade ago, is now dealing with the rabbi’s recent arrest for indecent exposure. Rabbi Pinchas Lew, 31, of Chapel Hill, was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges on May…

  • Emotional meeting for Jewish stem cell donor, recipient

    NEW YORK, June 27 (JTA) — They were two strangers who had never met, never spoken, never even been told each other’s name. But a bone marrow transplant has given them a connection as real as family. Anita Spitz-Slade, the 43-year-old woman who received the lifesaving marrow, was waiting on stage at a midtown Manhattan…

  • 2.00E+07

    NEW YORK, June 17 (JTA) — The end of senior year usually is a time to set aside the books and party, but some graduating seniors at a Florida yeshiva high school wanted something more meaningful — so they spent two weeks teaching school in Ukraine. “They were so eager to listen to me and…

  • JTA wins four Jewish press awards

    NEW YORK, June 13 (JTA) — The American Jewish Press Association has presented the Jewish Telegraphic Agency with four Simon Rockower Awards. The awards were presented at the AJPA’s annual conference last weekend in Denver. Brian Hendler, a JTA photographer, took both first- and second place honors for newspaper photography. The first-place photo depicted an…

  • Survey says: Austrians think Jews exploit Shoah

    NEW YORK, June 7 (JTA) — Nearly 50 percent of Austrians oppose their government’s decision to compensate Holocaust victims, according to a new poll. But there are also indications in the poll, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, that an increasing number of Austrians are acknowledging their country’s role in the Holocaust. The survey describes…

  • Producers,’ Brooks sweep Tony Awards

    NEW YORK, June 4 (JTA) — Say goodbye to Hollywood. Mel Brooks has discovered that the hot place for him is Broadway, where his outrageous musical comedy “The Producers” swept the 55th annual Tony Awards on Sunday night, winning a record 12 awards. Not since “A Chorus Line” in 1975, or “Hello, Dolly!” — which…