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  • And the sky is grey: Mama Cass Elliot’s birthday

    Born Elliot Naomi Cohen, "Mamas and the Papas" singer Cass Elliot would have turned 70 years old today. [[READMORE]] On July 29, 1974, Elliot suffered a fatal heart attack after a performance at the London Palladium. Unfortunately, JTA was one of many news agencies who erroneously reported the cause of her death as choking on… More ▸

  • Cultivating the next generation of Jewish hippies

    The Foundation for Jewish Camp and has given a grant to a group of Jewish environmentalists to start a Jewish eco-camp on a campsite formerly owned by the UJA Federation of New York. JTA’s Dan Sieradski went up to the site to hang out and film the hippies environmentalists as they had a camp build… More ▸