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Here’s how to involve virtual guests in a hybrid bar or bat mitzvah

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By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Fully virtual bar and bat mitzvahs are, happily, no longer a necessity for the most part. Whether you are including a...
A manuscript from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Advanced Judaic Studies

Oxford courses on 12 rare Jewish languages aim to keep heritages alive

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By Michelle Krasovitski In April, the language-learning app Duolingo added its 40th language to its program arsenal: Yiddish. A couple of decades ago, it would...

A gritty novel by Sholom Aleichem is published in English for the first time

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By Penny Schwartz Move over, Tevye the dairyman. Make room for Moshkele the thief, the rough and tumble rogue hero in a newly rediscovered work...
Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg

Rabbi Wohlberg gleans wisdom from the rich and famous

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When asked about the timing of his new book, Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg starts to get a little emotional. Last month, Wohlberg, rabbi of Beth Tfiloh...
Moe Tucker, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Lou Reed

‘Velvet Underground’ withstands test of time

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By Sasha Rogelberg Before Lou Reed proclaimed, “My God is rock ’n’ roll,” The Velvet Underground frontman was a Jewish boy who grew up in...
Melissa Wohlberg

Melissa Wohlberg finds her own path

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For more than a decade, Melissa Wohlberg worked as a physical therapist for Sinai Hospital. But last year, as a result of the pandemic, the...
Mark Oppenheimer

A chat with Mark Oppenheimer, author of new book on Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

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By David Rullo Mark Oppenheimer’s new book, “Squirrel Hill: The Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting and the Soul of a Neighborhood,” which will be released...
Willow from DC Comics

Whistle, Gotham City’s latest superhero, is Jewish

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By Julian Voloj It turns out that Batman’s hometown of Gotham City has a historically Jewish neighborhood, complete with a synagogue. And for this year’s...
Screne from Worth

Kenneth Feinberg helps 9/11 families find ‘Worth’ in Obama-produced Netflix movie

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By Andrew Lapin At a key moment in the new Netflix film “Worth,” Kenneth Feinberg, the real-life architect of the compensation fund for 9/11 victims,...
Smadar Livne

Smadar Livne is ready to be in person in 5782

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By Adam Reinherz After nearly a year and a half of being surrounded primarily by canvas and paint, Smadar Livne is excited to be back...