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December 30, 2016 2:14 pm

Channeling Jewish Values in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease -- Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns channels the Jewish values of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and personal experience in her work as an advocate for Alzheimer's awareness. She...

December 8, 2016 4:45 am

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior knows the importance of clear and effective communication, of filtering through a...

January 27, 2015 3:39 pm

Popular Radio Host Tells Family’s Holocaust Stories Through the Written Word - Best known as a popular radio host on Sirius XM's Symphony Hall channel, Martin Goldsmith has a deeper and darker tie to music. As...

January 15, 2015 2:29 am

After Appearance on Shark Tank, ‘Mensch on a Bench’ Gets 15 Minutes of Fame - Leading up to Hanukkah 2014, former Hasbro toy and game company employee Neal Hoffman conducted a successful Kickstarter online crowdfunding campaign that...

November 20, 2014 1:19 am

After Midnight, the (Jewish) Stars Come Out - From Tevye the dairyman to Maroon 5's Adam Levine to "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel, Jews have always...

November 14, 2014 1:12 am

Dolph on Dolph: Author Tells Unsung Story of Jewish NBA Giant with Same Name - Baseball Hall-of-Famers Hank Greenberg and Sandy Koufax are household names both in their sport and in the pantheon of Jewish professional athletes....

August 15, 2014 10:58 am

Recycling His Roots - Having started his career playing on his family's pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading...

April 30, 2014 12:09 am

613 Ways to Learn: Rabbi Brings Jewish Homeschooling to the Web - While soaring tuition costs put Jewish day school out of reach for an increasing number of families, and other families...

December 11, 2013 12:25 pm

‘Rabbi Rocketpower:’ The Superman of the Jewish Holidays - Superman was created by two Jews (writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster), and the latest buzz about the...

November 18, 2013 12:32 pm

Bob Dylan Meets Opera in Eclectic Israeli Band’s Tribute Album - From Joan Baez to the Grateful Dead, scores of popular artists have tried to take legendary Bob Dylan's work to new audiences...

October 14, 2013 9:26 am

New Jewish Holiday Toy: ‘Mensch on a Bench’ - When his son asked for The Elf on the Shelf—the famed Christmas toy that is said to keep an eye on children...

October 10, 2013 7:10 am

New Dershowitz Book Explores His Life and the Law - Claus von Bülow, Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and a number of lesser-known names. From the indigent to the infamous, some of Alan...

June 26, 2013 2:00 am

Rick Moranis, Going from ‘Ghostbusters’ to Mom’s Brisket, Draws on Jewish Roots in New Album - When fans picture Rick Moranis, the first things that probably come to mind are comedy and scenes from science fiction movies such as...

February 6, 2013 2:30 am

At 80, Famed Argentinian Jewish Composer Still on a ‘Mission’

Best known for composing the classic theme to "Mission: Impossible," Lalo Schifrin believes that his first composition was commissioned when he was just...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...


Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...