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NEW YORK (JTA) – One of the first scenes in a new documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg features the Supreme Court associate justice, then 84, vigorously lifting weights, doing leg exercises and holding herself in a plank position. The much buzzed-about workout routine has only added to her status as a cultural icon among young progressives. more
TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) – Mordechai Schachter didn’t know he would soon be a soldier when he traveled from his native Romania to prestate Israel in 1948. He was a 17-year-old with a … more
JTA – “I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger Sherman had when he reluctantly decided to accompany his friend, the acclaimed Jewish cookbook writer Joan Nathan, on a food tour of Israel in 2010. But the reality exceeded his expectations. more
JTA – The Chabad-affiliated Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia is opening what it is calling Russia’s first Jewish university.   Modeled after Yeshiva University in … more
JTA – The quirky Jewish physicist would have been proud.   A violin once owned by Albert Einstein recently sold for $516,500 at the New York-based Bonhams auction house. The … more
JTA – Seven survivors of the Parkland school shooting were among thousands of Jewish high school students who attended the annual conference of the Chabad movement’s youth … more
KEY WEST, FLA. - What, you’re surprised there is Jewish life here? This is the southernmost point in the continental U.S., a city of 27,000, with an artsy-craftsy live-and-let-live vibe. … more
MUTTONTOWN, N.Y. (JTA) – Lester Wolff served eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is slightly above average for lawmakers. But he has a distinction few of his colleagues … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – When Mike Pence moved to Washington earlier this year, he and his wife took with them a framed phrase they had for years hung over the fireplace in their Indiana home, … more
JTA – Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Feb. 10, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone into Israel, Israel shot it down … more
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