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Martin Landau, Actor Who Won an Oscar for ‘Ed Wood,’ Dies at 89

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Martin Landau, the tall, intense, sometimes mischievously sinister actor best known for his role in the television series “Mission: Impossible” and his Oscar-winning portrayal of Bela Lugosi in the film “Ed Wood,” died on...

Moses Mendelssohn: Personally observant progenitor of Reform Judaism

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The son of Menachem Mendel, a Torah scribe, Moses Mendelssohn (“son of Mendel”) not only studied in yeshiva and became a promising rabbinic scholar, he also pursued secular learning, particularly languages and philosophy, studying...

Married couple complete bike ride from Auschwitz for Jewish charity

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A woman is supporting the charity that helped her family after their escape Nazi-occupied Germany by taking part in a charity bike ride. Suzanne Gould, 49, and her husband Michael, 51 from Bushey have raised...

Judaism exhibition opens in Wellington  

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An exhibition on the history of Judaism has opened in Wellington right in time for the school holidays. The collection has taken decades to build and has been acquired almost entirely by one man. Michael Clements...

Taube Philanthropies awards $5 million to Museum of the Jewish People

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San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies has announced a $5 million gift to the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot in Tel Aviv, Israel. The gift will help fund construction of the Tad and Dianne Taube Lobby and Taube...

Meet Diego Schwartzman, the best Jewish tennis player on earth

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When Wimbledon starts next week, no other Jewish tennis player will be seeded higher than Diego Schwartzman. The scrappy 24-year-old from Argentina, fresh off an impressive five-set duel with perennial star Novak Djokovic at the...

Ynet reporter to receive B’nai B’rith journalism award

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Ynet reporter Yaniv Pohoryles will receive on Wednesday the 2017 B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage. Pohoryles, home page editor and writer for the Jewish World section of Ynet,...

Diving into intermarriage debate, Manhattan ‘Mega-Synagogue’ welcomes Non-Jews

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B'nai Jeshurun stands on 88th Street among expensive Upper West Side apartments, an impressive synagogue in an elegant Moorish style. It’s best known for lively and well-attended Shabbat services, which can attract thousands of...

The scandalous murder of Alexander Rubowitz

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A blue plaque on a stone wall in the Rechavia neighborhood of Jerusalem seems to hold a special significance. One May evening in 1947, Alexander Rubowitz, 16, was abducted at that spot and never...

Aged 100, Kirk Douglas reveals all the infidelities

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“If I live to be 100, there will still be so many things unsaid,” Kirk Douglas wrote to his wife, Anne, in 1958, four years after their marriage in Las Vegas. After marking his 100th...