Illustrious Star of the Yiddish Theater: Mina Bern, dead at 98 years old, leaves behind a prodigious body of work.

Mina Bern, Yiddish Theater Doyenne, Dead at 98

Mina Bern, the doyenne of Yiddish theater who performed for audiences around the globe and acted in 12 films, died January 10 in New York City. She was 98.

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Israel’s Airport Security, Object Of Envy, Is Hard To Emulate Here

Renewed threats of airborne terror have once again drawn attention to Israel’s track record of preventing terror attacks on airplanes.

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?No Place Like Yemen?: The few remaining Jews in Yemen have little left but themselves and their traditions. Moussa Marhabi, left, and his son, Yousuf Salem Marhabi, rest during a wedding.

Caught in Strife, Yemen’s Jews Cling Fiercely to Their Ancient Heritage

Yahya Yousuf al-Marhabi idly breaks off leaves from a branch of qat and adds them to the walnut-sized ball of pulp puffing up his cheek. As he sits on the carpeted floor of his living room, the television facing him shows Yemeni soldiers loading an artillery shell into a cannon and firing it toward rebel positions in the hills that surround his former home, Sa’ada. When an on-air reporter mentions the name of the rebel leader — the recently killed Abdul Malik al-Houthi — al-Marhabi spits.

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Can Tax-Free Donations Fund Settlements?

An early January announcement that Israeli authorities had approved a new Jewish settlement on the campus of an American-funded yeshiva in East Jerusalem came just weeks after President Obama issued a statement condemning new Israeli construction in the area.

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Risks: Markus Lerner, pictured here in 1952 with his wife, Ethel, survived the war only to die of colon cancer at age 51.

New Research Shows Higher Risk of Cancer Among Survivors

Warsaw Ghetto survivor Binyomin Katz, who saved himself by leaping out of a train headed for Majdanek, a concentration camp on the outskirts of Lublin, Poland, later died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 50.

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