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  • Conservative flagship to finance capital improvement by selling dorms, air rights

    by Julie Wiener

    2 hours ago

    Like any other longtime Manhattan property owner, the Jewish Theological Seminary has seen the value of its real estate holdings skyrocket in recent years and has gotten its share of inquiries from prospective buyers.

    Now the Conservative movement’s flagship institution has...

  • Tom Brady has a menorah

    by Gabe Friedman

    2 hours ago

    Celebrated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a couple of Jewish connections.

    Since 2012, his brother-in-law has been Kevin Youkilis, the former all-star third baseman for the Boston Red Sox who’s now retired from baseball. The owner of the Patriots, the only team...

  • Sydney Taylor Book Award 2015 winners

    3 hours ago

    Jim Aylesworth and Barbara McClintock, author and illustrator of My Grandfather’s Coat, Loic Dauvillier, Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo, authors and illustrators of Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust and Donna Jo Napoli, author of Storm are the 2015 winners of the Sydney Taylor...

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  • Poem: Funky Fuchsia

    by Lori Levy

    1 day ago

    Friday nights at my mother-in-law’s

    I follow the exquisite nails

    of my Armenian sister-in-law from Iran.

    Pale blue sometimes like her mohair sweater,

    or yellow, pushing back a strand of dark hair.

    Burgundy on the white bread she raises

    to her lips at the evening meal;

    ...
  • Joel Grey, Jewish actor best known for ‘Cabaret’ role, comes out at 82

    by Julie Wiener

    1 day ago

    It’s no longer surprising for a prominent actor to come out publicly as gay.

    What is a little surprising, however, is when he does so at age 82.

    Joel Grey — whose illustrious career includes winning an Academy Award, Tony Award and Golden Globe Award, all for playing the master...

  • Bryant out for nine months after shoulder surgery

    Reuters

    2 days ago

    Kobe Bryant's NBA season effectively ended on Wednesday after he had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that will sideline him for nine months, the Los Angeles Lakers said.

    The five-time National Basketball Association champion, who injured his shoulder...

  • Moving ‘God, Faith & Identity’ passes mantle of remembrance

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    2 days ago

    Seventy years ago, the Red Army liberated the death camp at Auschwitz, an event that now marks the observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Ever since that day, we have been struggling to explain and understand what happened in the killing fields and concentration...

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