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JTA – Another $464 million has been paid out to victims of Bernie Madoff’s $19 billion Ponzi scheme, bringing the total distributions in the case to more than $12 billion. The new … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – Bryant Johnson says pressure creates diamonds, and I think I just upped the carat level.   Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer did not know that his … more
Whether it’s for health reasons, ideological reasons, or Kosher reasons, faux meat has been on the rise and is sure to gain even further visibility and popularity in 2019. In 2018, the … more
With offerings like the classic pastrami or corned beef sandwich and rich matzah ball soup, the deli has long provided our nation with a uniquely Jewish-American take on comfort food. In 2018, we … more
JTA – A synagogue in Battle Creek, Michigan, was vandalized for the second time in two months. A concrete carving of a menorah on the front of Temple Beth El was spray-painted with an … more
NEW YORK (JTA) –The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion has appointed Andrew Rehfeld, a political science professor who has led the Jewish Federation of St. Louis since 2012, … more
Technology and seniors sometimes don’t mix. I mean, how many times have you had to call your aunt to tell her she accidentally posted a picture of her lap on Facebook?   Younger … more
January Mystery box from Israel provides a sweet lesson for Cohen School students What’s more exciting than getting a surprise package in the mail? Getting it from Israel! The Cohen School at Torat Yisrael participated in an interactive “What’s in the Box” Israeli program. Providence native Rabbi Elan Adler, who now lives in Israel, shopped for Israeli treats and trinkets to mail to the school children. Upon seeing the box the students determined from the Hebrew words that the box was from Israel. There was an extra surprise for the school – in addition to filling the box, Rabbi Adler donated the box and all its contents in memory of Wendy B. Adler, a Sunday School teacher, and his sister-in-law, who passed away in 1997. more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – George H.W. Bush was a man of uncommon decency. He also was a man of uncommon integrity.   I worked for him for over 10 years, while he was the vice president … more
JTA – Before he shot 11 people dead at a Pittsburgh synagogue, Robert Bowers blamed one Jewish organization: HIAS, an immigrant aid group that has been helping refugees since the … more
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