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  • Zionist leader Kalman Sultanik dies at 97

    October 21, 2014 | 11:50 am

    Kalman Sultanik, a Zionist leader and former vice president of the World Jewish Congress, has died.

    Sultanik, who also was a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council and president of the Federation of Polish Jews, died Sunday in New York. He was 97.

    He was a member of the...

  • Book: Jack the Ripper was a Jewish barber from Poland

    September 8, 2014 | 11:03 am

    The serial killer Jack the Ripper was identified through DNA as a Jewish barber who immigrated to London from Poland, according to a new book.

    Businessman Russell Edwards, an amateur Jack the Ripper sleuth, and molecular biologist Dr. Jari Louhelainen of Liverpool John Moores...

  • Rescuing Jewish Musicians

    October 24, 2012 | 1:24 pm

    When Zubin Mehta takes the stage at the Disney Concert Hall on Oct. 30 to conduct the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO), most in the audience will know that they’re hearing a world-class orchestra. Very few will realize, however, that the IPO’s founding was integral to the...

  • Israel trip helps Polish Jews in Jewish rediscovery

    September 5, 2012 | 11:37 am

    After Jerzy heard about frequent vandalism at an old Jewish cemetery in his home city of Gdansk, Poland, he decided to visit the graveyard.

    It had fallen into such disrepair that "people would go there to drink beer," said Jerzy, who gave only his middle name due to fears of...

  • A sweet gefilte fish like his Polish grandma used to make

    By Judy Zeidler

    March 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I've bought meat from the same kosher butcher shop on Pico Boulevard in West Los Angeles for many years. But it wasn't until recently that I asked G&K Kosher Meat owner Herschel Berengut, 58, about the Passover dishes he prepares at his to-go deli next door, Charlie's. His eyes lit...