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  • Austria fetes Theo Bikel on Kristallnacht anniversary

    By  Tom Tugend

    November 2, 2013 | 9:28 pm

    Theodore Meir Bikel and his parents peeked through the drawn curtains of their Vienna apartment as in the street below Adolf Hitler, standing in his limousine, slowly rolled by, cheered on by frenzied crowds.

    It was March 15, 1938, when Nazi Germany officially annexed Austria,... read on

  • A girl finds strength to ‘Roar’ despite brain cancer

    By Julie Bien

    October 23, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    Rarely do I find myself on the verge of tears when I read a story. As a journalist, I've developed an emotional teflon coating to shield me from even the most emotional anecdotes of love and loss--because frankly, otherwise the world just seems too bleak.

    Today, I was forwarded a... read on

  • Uri Herscher’s center of gratitude

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 19, 2013 | 6:53 pm

    One day in early March 1954, Uri Herscher, just 12 at the time, ran away from his parents. His father, Joseph, a cabinetmaker, and mother, Lucy, a laundress, were having trouble making ends meet living in Israel. Together with Uri and his younger brother, Eli, they were meant to... read on

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  • Lena Dunham announces ‘Girls’ premiere on Instagram

    by Jana Banin, JTA

    October 17, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Good news “Girls” fans! The show’s return date has been announced, and it’s January 12.

    “Girls” creator/star/promoter/mascot Lena Dunham virtually spread the word about season three yesterday, via an adorable Instagram selfie.

    So mark your calenders. Or scrawl on a mirror with lipstick.  Or you could tattoo it somewhere on your body. Whatever — the point is, save the date.

  • Regarding the Greenberg Tea Party Cartoon

    by Jewish Journal

    October 14, 2013 | 12:20 pm


    Steve Greenberg is a political cartoonist. This week, he chose to lampoon the Tea Party with an editorial entitled "Tea-Hadist," and we, The Jewish Journal, chose to print it.

    The purpose of political cartoons is to comment on both deep and topical political and social issues... read on

  • Rabbis sing Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘Sound of Silence’

    By Jeffrey Hensiek

    October 14, 2013 | 11:20 am

    Brothers Aryeh and Gil Gat sing "The Sound of Silence" by Simon and Garfunkel on "Rising Star."

  • Bipartisan Group in Congress asks Treasury Dept. to recall workers overseeing Iran sanctions

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 11, 2013 | 8:48 pm

    For the first time since most of the federal government shut down on Oct. 1, there appeared to be some hope on Capitol Hill on Friday that Congressional Republicans and President Obama could come to a compromise that will allow the federal government to be reopened, possibly in the... read on

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