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  • Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning

    Grammy Award-winning singer Amy Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning, according to the results of her autopsy.

  • Jewish gymnasts win medals at world championships

    American Alexandra Raisman won a bronze medal on the floor exercise for a routine choreographed to “Hava Nagila” at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

  • Scott Shay wants you to recharge your mitzvah — every 18 years

    The new Chai Mitzvah program aims to boost adult Jewish education with a new ritual.

  • Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain is feeling ‘Connected’

    First Tiffany Shlain used Barbie to explore Jewish identity. In her new film, she’s asking what it means to be a connected, interdependent human in the 21st century.

  • Shop Talk redux: Age is a sad feminine truth

    Jane Austen once wrote, "one of the saddest feminine truths of our times is the fact that we gain over the hips and lose under the eyes." Actually, she didn’t write that. But she totally would have, had she concerned herself with wrinkles and aging instead of the mating rituals of the aristocracy in 19th-century…

  • Hoop it up: Israeli rhythmic gymnast medals at worlds

    Neta Rivkin with a bronze became the first Israeli to win a medal in international rhythmic gymnastics competition.

  • Breaker Ephrat Asherie puts on a show

    The story of how a New York suburbanite and Ivy Leaguer became a top-tier break dancer.

  • Shop Talk redux: Jewish fashion then, now and French

      Back in the 1930s, Joan Klein wrote a weekly column about clothing trends called “Shop Talk.” Since what is old is always new again in the world of fashion and I live in Brooklyn where “retro” is the ever-annoying watchword, I think this makes me more than qualified to comment on styles from an…

  • If Bernie Madoff was a WASP (aka ’2 Broke Girls’)

    It’s been a few years since Bernie Madoff made headlines for defrauding his investors in the largest Ponzi scheme in history. Though he has mostly dropped from view (prison will do that to you), this season his crime has fueled the plotline of one of the new entrants to the primetime television marketplace: the CBS…

  • ‘Israeli Idol’ Diana Golbi brings act and message to U.S.

    Diana Golbi, who went from being an alienated immigrant to the 2010 winner of the Israeli incarnation of “American Idol,” dedicated her first U.S. performance to the nonprofit organization that saved her from the streets.