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Tony Hausner’s Genealogical Journey

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By Andrea F. Siegel It was at a cousin’s son’s wedding in 1993 where Tony Hausner of Silver Spring learned he was related to a...
Natalie K. Levant

Natalie K. Levant Brings the Laughs at 88

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By Eric Schucht She’s the silver vixen of the stand-up — the comedic grandmother audiences wished they had. “They used to say mother,” Natalie K. Levant...
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These Services Are Helping Older Jews Master Technology and Stay Connected in Isolation

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By Renee Ghert-Zand | JTA Until April, Gail Lipsitz had never heard of the popular videoconferencing platform Zoom. “All of a sudden, everyone was talking about...

How to Retire in Quarantine

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By Saul Schwartz On Feb. 29, I retired from the federal government. On March 11, the World Health Organization declared a worldwide pandemic. After a lifelong...
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From Being Scary to Being Scared: Strokes

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What can and can’t one do after a stroke? Who helps them in our community? What even is a stroke? Stroke, or “brain attack,” occurs...
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Stylish Wedding Looks You Can Buy Today

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With large gatherings still off-limits, some couples are opting for immediate family-only religious wedding or civil ceremonies and planning to party with friends and...
Alex Smith and Allie Gold

Small Celebrations and Postponed Parties: How Couples Adapted Their Wedding Plans

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By Anna Lippe Allie Gold and her fiancé, Alex Smith, were supposed to be married at Haven Street Ballroom in April. Like many couples planning...

As Emergencies Grow for Holocaust Survivors Amid Pandemic, Helpers Try to Keep Up

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Sponsored Content Louis was barely 2 years old in September 1939 when Nazi troops stormed into his Polish village near Krakow, rounded up the men...
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At a Dutch Nursing Home, Families Visit by Being Lifted up With a Crane

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AMSTERDAM — Video calls weren’t really cutting it for Fiet Aussen, a 91-year-old widow who has spent the past six weeks in lockdown at...
Semyon Reznik

Semyon Reznik’s Novel Battle Against Anti-Semitism

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By Rachel F. Goldberg On April 22, 1823, a 3-year-old boy named Fedor was found mutilated in a field outside the town of Velizh, in...