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8 chic modest dresses under $100 for the Synagogue Runway on Rosh Hashanah

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Jewish holidays are joyous occasions — food abounds, the family gathers together and there’s laughing, singing and (sometimes) dancing. But nothing stresses out the modern Jewish woman quite like finding the perfect outfit to...

Secret Crypto-Jewish diaries rediscovered in New York, displayed in Mexico City

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After renouncing Judaism, Luis de Carvajal was granted mercy: Instead of being burned alive, he was tied to a pole, noose around his neck, and slowly asphyxiated to death. His body was consumed in...

His bravery unsung, Varian Fry acted to save Jews

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In June of 1935, two years after the German government falsely portrayed the burning of the Reichstag as a Communist plot to overthrow the state and just at the moment that it had banned...

It’s 2017, and the best athletes are Jews

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By half-time at the Rose Bowl this weekend, UCLA was trailing 38-10. By the end of the third quarter, Texas A&M managed to widen its lead to 44-10. And even though the Bruins started...

Meet Aaron Brown – Jewish rocket scientist

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Aaron Brown is an aerospace engineer specializing in trajectory analysis, design, and operations at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Aaron has worked as a Trajectory Operations Officer for the International Space Station program. He is now engaged...

Meet Shannon Sarna, ‘Modern Jewish Baker’

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Shannon Sarna, 35, of South Orange has baked new life into old standards, and she’s got me believing in the power of resurrection when it comes to Jewish carbohydrates. If you swoon over the buttery...

Should Jewish celebrities be wearing yellow stars?

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In September 1939, while Nazi Germany invaded Central Poland and initiated World War II, Polish Jews were ordered to wear signifying markers on their clothing to identify them as such. Germany was already steeped in...

Will Israeli soccer embrace British-Jewish player?

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British-Jewish striker Nick Blackman, who is currently playing for Derby County, was flown to Israel at the invitation of BMaccabi Tel Aviv to meet the team and examine the option of relocating to coastal...

When the INS threatened a 2-year-old Jewish girl with deportation

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A Philadelphia taxi driver, Sanford Jacobs, 21, and his wife, Louise, have been notified by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service that they will have to take their 2-year-old daughter, Lesley, out of the...

A Dutch filmmaker searches for his Jewish roots

“My father, Marcel Bregstein, was a successful professor of civil law. He later became Rector of what was, at the time, Amsterdam Municipal University. My father forced me to study law. As a Jew,...