During WWII, Japan refused orders from Nazi Germany to kill all its Jews. Dr. Meron Medzini explains why Japan took that approach.
Rolf Noskwith, the Jewish WWII codebreaker who helped inspire “The Imitation Game” has died at age 97.
The witty, multitalented performer Debbie Reynolds, who died on December 28 at age 84, just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher, surprisingly found herself associated with Judaism both on screen and off.
George S. Irving, born George Irving Shelasky, was thought to be the last surviving cast member of the original ‘Oklahoma.’ He has died at 94.
Steven Fine, author of “The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel,” has written a history that’s uniquely suited to this Hannukah season.
Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of the eponymous maneuver, has died at the age of 96. Benjamin Ivry examines the legacy of the famed physician.
Jewish tradition indicates that eulogies should not be over-effusive, lest the undeserving deceased be judged all the more strictly in the next world. This problem arises afresh in the case of Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died on December 18 at age 99.
Leonard Lewis, who has died at the age of 78, worked as a hairstylist for Stanley Kubrick’s films and the Beatles.
Abbie Hoffman would have turned 80 today. Fellow Yippie Paul Krassner remembers the good old days—which include dropping acid with Groucho Marx.
Once upon a time, Susan Sontag, Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti had high hopes for the late Fidel Castro. Eventually, their hopes were dashed by the realities of Cuba.