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Jerome Kern And ‘Ol’ Man River’

He collaborated with many of the leading librettists and lyricists of his era and created dozens of Broadway musicals and Hollywood films in a career that lasted more than four decades.

Advocates Make Case In Albany For Increased Aid To Private Schools

State education officials say they spend $26 billion throughout New York on elementary and secondary education. That number is higher than most state budgets and more than the operating budget of many countries.

Cellphone Masks

9 Adar 5777 – March 6, 2017
I knew, of course, that digital communication is big business, but I didn’t realize how big.

Let Torah Unite Us

4 Adar 5777 – March 1, 2017
As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.

Historic Shul Reopens On Lower East Side

The historic Meseritz Synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side was officially reopened on February 24 with a ceremony at the shul.

Museum Treasures

2 Adar 5777 – February 27, 2017
As she prepared for her ultimate journey, she asked that this precious challah cover be buried with her, along with the photo of her sister Kaila and the postcards.

Jewish Geography, Part IV: Where In The World Are The Ten Lost Tribes...

Were the Jews Eldad encountered during his life and travels really descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes?

The Jewish WWI Military Contribution To Germany

28 Shevat 5777 – February 23, 2017
The German Military High Command through War Minister Wild von Hohenborn ordered the Judenzählung (1916), a despicable Jewish census designed to confirm the lack of patriotism among German Jews.

This Is Jeopardy!

27 Shevat 5777 – February 22, 2017
It all began when Netanel decided to sign up for notifications of upcoming tryouts. After taking an online test, he was invited to audition.

Young Israel Of Memphis Celebrates Talmud And Torah

18 Shevat 5777 – February 13, 2017
Many young couples they interact with are looking for more affordable Jewish communities.

The Jew Who Discovered Penicillin’s Use

14 Shevat 5777 – February 9, 2017
He married within the faith (to chemist Anne Beloff) and was an outspoken anti-assimilationist.

Holding Their Hands

11 Shevat 5777 – February 6, 2017
Dr. Gruber was 32 years old when she was sent on this mission. She felt strongly that she was suited to go as she was Jewish herself and spoke Yiddish.

Disraeli And The Secret Plan To End The U.S. Civil War

6 Shevat 5777 – February 1, 2017
Disraeli was also a Zionist who, in several of his later books, expressed his strong desire to see the return of the Jews to their land, including Jerusalem.

Jewish Geography, Part III: To the Ends of the Earth

1 Shevat 5777 – January 27, 2017
Whatever their reasons for navigating those icy waters, it was a challenge for all early explorers, including the Jewish scientists who made contributions to the endeavor, sometimes at the cost of their lives.

Isaac Leeser: Father Of Torah Judaism In America

28 Tevet 5777 – January 25, 2017
Orphaned at age 14 and raised by his devout grandmother, who greatly influenced him, Leeser emigrated from Germany to America three years later, arriving at Richmond (1824).

Pete Seeger: An Anti-Zionist Who Sang Israeli Songs

22 Tevet 5777 – January 19, 2017
None of this should have been surprising to those who knew him because he was always first and foremost an unrepentant communist who, despite his repeated assertions of standing for peace and mutual cooperation, was actually a great anti-Israel public figure.

The First Jewish Americans: Freedom And Culture In The New World

19 Tevet 5777 – January 16, 2017
The current exhibition, on view until February 26, is in its own right combating anti-Semitism by educating the public about the impact early Jewish settlers had on helping to establish this country.

Ancient Jews: The Lands Of India

From the records we learn that, unlike European and Middle Eastern Jews, Jews in India were treated the same as any other citizen; they were often autonomous and experienced little persecution.

Boro Park Resident Turns A Happy 102

14 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
Sara Markowitz celebrated her 102nd birthday with her family...

Discharged Lone Soldiers: You Chose the Thug Life

12 Tevet 5777 – January 9, 2017
Israel knows how hard it is for a lone soldier to go from comforting arms of the IDF into hardcore Israeli civilian life.

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