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Gary Shapiro, a writer living in New York, is a former contributing editor at the quarterly, The American Scholar.

ARTICLES BY: Gary Shapiro

October 16, 2020 1:24 pm

New Children’s Book Highlights Heroism of Anne Frank

We can all aspire to be heroes.  That is the lesson of an illustrated book series that recounts contributions that a wide range of individuals have...

June 26, 2020 1:24 pm

New Book Tells Tale of Black US Soldiers Who Took in Jewish Holocaust Survivors After Liberating Nazi Camps

Lieutenant John L. Withers Sr. knew he was breaking military rules but did so anyway. He took in two young Jewish Polish Holocaust survivors just after...

June 7, 2020 2:17 pm

As Chaos Erupted During George Floyd Protests in Los Angeles, Local Jewish Security Group Mobilized to Protect Fearful Community

As unrest, violence, and rampant looting flared up in Los Angeles last weekend in the wake of the death of the unarmed George Floyd in...

June 2, 2020 6:16 pm

With Class Stuck at Home for COVID-19, Jewish Day School Brings Mobile Graduation Truck, Ceremony to 85 Student Homes

COVID-19 has sidelined graduation ceremonies around the country, but not so for Yeshivat Noam, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school in Paramus, New Jersey. Rabbi Chaim...

May 22, 2020 1:14 pm

Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Hatzalah Volunteer Emergency Medical Services Raise Unprecedented $15 Million

Dozens of branches of Hatzalah emergency medical services, which operate volunteer first responder networks in Jewish communities around the world, collectively raised an unprecedented $15...

May 8, 2020 3:46 pm

Isaiah Kuperstein, 70, Holocaust Educator

Isaiah Kuperstein, 70, who was the first Director of Education at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., died April 4 of the...

May 8, 2020 12:27 pm

David Toren, 94, Pursued and Reclaimed Nazi Stolen Art

David Toren, who tracked down his family’s art looted by the Nazis, died of COVID-19 on April 19. The New York resident was an attorney and...

May 5, 2020 10:24 pm

Ben Raymond, 108, London’s Oldest Person

Ben Raymond, London’s oldest person, died at age 108 on April 20. According to the UK-based Jewish Chronicle, the cause was recorded as coronavirus, although...

April 30, 2020 6:02 pm

Henri Kichka, 94, Belgian Holocaust Survivor

Henri Kichka, one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors from Belgium, died April 25 from the coronavirus. On Facebook, his son Michel, a noted cartoonist, said...

April 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Suzy Levi, 65, First Israeli Medical Professional to Die of COVID-19

A nurse, Suzy Levi, who is the first Israeli medical worker to succumb to the coronavirus, died on April 26. She worked at the Sheba Medical...

April 28, 2020 5:05 pm

Cantor Alvin Donald, 92, Singer With Operatic Voice

What everyone agrees on is that Cantor Alvin Donald had a sonorous voice. They recall his operatic vocal chords, ones which he used for about...

April 27, 2020 4:31 pm

Rabbi Binyomin Wolff, 43, Spiritual Leader in Hanover, Germany

Rabbi Binyomin Wolff, the Chabad rabbi in Hanover, Germany, died on April 24. He arrived in Hanover 15 years ago, and helped to reshape the...

April 26, 2020 5:22 pm

Yakup Barouh, 75, Turkish Jewish Community Leader and Businessman

Yakup Barouh, who served as president of the Jewish community in Turkey in the early 1990s, has died. He was active in communal affairs for...

April 24, 2020 10:28 pm

Benjamin Levin, 93, Partisan ‘Avenger’ Who Fought the Nazis

Benjamin Levin, a resistance fighter who battled the Nazis, died April 13. Joining at age 14, he was the last surviving of a group known as...


Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Jewish Groups Call for Action Against State Department Official After Racis...

Jewish leaders and groups as well as New York Congressman Ritchie Torres expressed outrage Sunday after revelations that a State...


Report: Security Officials Expect More Iranian Attacks on Israeli Ships, Be...

Israel’s security establishment believes Iran will attempt more attacks like Friday’s explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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