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Faux pets help Holocaust survivors stave off loneliness

Mon, 2021-07-26 20:24
Pretend pets don’t have to be walked or fed.

“Yiddish Word of the Day” Facebook group is launched

Mon, 2021-07-26 19:35
Forverts editor Rukhl Schaechter, who hosts the series, hopes members will view the clips and leave comments about the words and expressions used.

How Jackie Mason remade the world of Jewish stand-up comedy

Mon, 2021-07-26 18:47
Mason was only interested in comic investigation into the meaning and hypocrisies of modern life through the prism of Jewishness.

Democratic nominee for NYC comptroller says he supports Ben & Jerry’s West Bank ban

Mon, 2021-07-26 18:42
Pension fund investments in bonds - foreign and domestic — are among the city comptroller’s responsibilities.

2021 Teicholz Holocaust Remembrance Film Series to begin this week

Mon, 2021-07-26 18:13
One of the few film series in the world dedicated to Holocaust films kicks off its fifth season next week.

Retaliating against boycott decision, NYC grocery chain to reduce Ben & Jerry’s sales

Mon, 2021-07-26 17:48
“It’s a tragedy that Ben & Jerry’s has politicized ice cream,” John Catsimatidis, the CEO of Gristede’s, wrote on Twitter.

Why S.F. is home to the world’s oldest, longest-running Jewish film fest

Mon, 2021-07-26 15:39
The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival sparked an explosion of Jewish film festivals in nearly every community and country where Jews can be found.

A 76-year-old Jewish philanthropist from Los Angeles is one of the world’s most prolific Olympic pin traders

Mon, 2021-07-26 14:58
“[I]f you’re going to be more than just a spectator, you’ve got to jump in with both feet,” says Sidney Marantz.

Synagogues made COVID-safe High Holiday plans. Then came Delta.

Mon, 2021-07-26 14:31
“Now we’re a year later and I think we’re not where we even thought we’d be this year,” said one rabbi.

19-year-old taekwando fighter wins Israel’s first Olympic medal in Tokyo

Mon, 2021-07-26 09:03
It is also Israel’s first-ever medal in Taekwando.

Confronting America’s ugly history of forced sterilization

Mon, 2021-07-26 09:00
“Belly of the Beast” is an exposé of human rights abuses in California-based women’s prisons — specifically, forced sterilizations of Black females.

Jackie Mason was a Jewish American comedy icon. These videos show why.

Sun, 2021-07-25 15:58
For Jews, he held up a mirror that reflected their complicated relationship with their Americanness.

We asked readers about Ben & Jerry’s pullout from West Bank settlements. Their 132 responses were as divided as chocolate vs. vanilla.

Sat, 2021-07-24 20:29
Some applauded the company’s Jewish founders as menches, others denounced them as self-hating antisemites. And everyone loves Cherry Garcia.

Remembering Ruth Pearl, mother of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, and ‘strength incarnate’

Sat, 2021-07-24 20:26
Remembering Ruth Pearl, mother of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, and ‘strength incarnate’ who died July 20 at age 85