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Holocaust Escapee Gusta Fuhrmann Dies at 98

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Gusta Fuhrmann, whose family stayed out of concentration camps by making clothing for German officers and their wives, died Sept. 1. She was 98. Fuhrmann...

National News

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, First Jewish Woman to Serve on Supreme Court, Dies at 87

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By Sarah Wildman WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New York Will Erect Statue in Brooklyn to Honor RBG

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BY MARCY OSTER New York state will honor the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a statue in...

Jewish Philanthropist Susan Sandler to Donate $200 Million to Fight Racism

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By Josefin Dolsten Susan Sandler, a progressive Jewish philanthropist, said she is donating $200 million to racial justice causes in this country. Sandler said Monday that...

Arts

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Next Netflix Role is Super Jewish and Super Relevant

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By Lior Zaltzman The timing couldn’t be more prescient for Aaron Sorkin’s newest film, “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” The movie by the Jewish “West...

‘Baal Shem Tov Meets Broadway’ in New Neo-Chasidic Rock Opera

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It’s the culmination of three decades of songwriting. It was recorded in the shadow of two divorces. It’s classically inflected rock, it’s stuffed with...

Why Do You Like the Songs You Like? Startup Aims to Find Out

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Scott Miles went to his first concert (Tesla and Poison) two months before his bar mitzvah. “I was amazed at how everyone in the whole...

Israel’s President Apologizes to Nation for Government’s Inability to Control Coronavirus

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By Marcy Oster On the eve of the second lockdown in Israel for the coronavirus, President Reuven Rivlin apologized Wednesday evening in a nationally televised...

Major Jerusalem Hospital Says it Won’t Admit Any More Coronavirus Patients

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By Marcy Oster As the daily number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in Israel continued at record levels, a major hospital in Jerusalem said it would...

Israel Signs Peace Treaties with UAE and Bahrain in White House Ceremony

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By Marcy Oster Israel signed peace treaties with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday, with President Donald Trump calling...