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  • Talkin’ baseball: Jewish Major Leaguers and why we care about them

    With baseball’s Opening Day nearing, why we care about Jews who played in the Major Leagues from the author of a book on the subject.

  • Holocaust activist Benjamin Meed dies

    Benjamin Meed, a key figure in spreading awareness of the Holocaust in the United States, died Tuesday in New York at age 88 after a long illness.

  • New Encyclopaedia Judaica hits shelves

    Issuing their first updated edition in more than 30 years, the editors of the Encyclopaedia Judaica’s new edition confronted a whole new world.

  • Helping tsunami victims in Sri Lanka

    The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is rebuilding and upgrading children’s parks and playgrounds in Sri Lanka that were destroyed by the tsunami that roared through on Dec. 26

  • Changes promised at slaughterhouse

    The Orthodox Union is promising to institute changes at a kosher slaughterhouse it supervises following complaints from a strident animal rights group about the way the slaughterhouse kills cows.

  • Kosher food at U.S. Open

    Years after a few baseball stadiums added kosher food stands to their culinary options, tennis fans at the U.S. Open can finally chow down on glatt kosher corned beef and knishes.

  • Sudan becoming a Jewish issue

    Jewish groups are stepping up efforts to stop the killing of black Muslims by government-sponsored Arab militias in Sudan.

  • Children of Chernobyl activist dies at 60

    Jay Litvin, a leader of a group that helped children who became ill from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, died of cancer at the age of 60.

  • Hooting for change in the Jewish world

    A group of women in owl costumes dished out "anti-awards" to several major Jewish organizations for their "sins," such as sexism and homophobia.

  • David Bar-Illan dead at 73

    David Bar-Illan, who died at 73, was a concert pianist and a journalist whose staunchly pro-Israel columns in the early 1990s paved the way for today´s critiques of anti-Israel bias in the media.