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  • Bess Myerson, only Jewish Miss America, dies at 90

    January 5, 2015 | 5:11 pm

    Bess Myerson, the only Jewish woman to be crowned Miss America, has died.

    Myerson, who also was a spokeswoman for the Anti-Defamation League and donated $1.1 million to help found the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, died on Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif., The...

  • Disability selfies

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    August 4, 2014 | 3:59 pm

    More than 9 million people around the world have clicked on a photo of a young, strikingly beautiful 23-year-old British woman wearing a bikini. Is she a supermodel? Not yet. In addition to her bathing suit, the photo also shows colostomy bags attached to the woman’s lower abdomen,...

  • ADL: Racism targeting new Miss America recalls Myerson’s treatment

    September 17, 2013 | 2:41 pm

    The bigotry facing the first Indian-American to become Miss America recalls the harsh treatment visited on Bess Myerson, the first Jewish woman to win the coveted crown, the Anti-Defamation League said.

    Nina Davuluri has faced racist messages on Twitter and other social media...

  • The Next (Jewish) Miss America?

    January 10, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    Loren Galler Rabinowitz is not an overachiever. Not to say that she hasn’t achieved more during her 24 years than most accomplish in a lifetime; however, none of it came without expectations. Galler Rabinowitz has felt the pressure to succeed her whole life and has borne it well....