Geza Vermes, Hungarian Bible Scholar Who Returned to Jewish Roots, Dies at 88

The renowned Hungarian Jewish biblical scholar Geza Vermes, who died of cancer at age 88, disproved the old canard ‘You can’t go home again’ — at least when it comes to Judaism.


Joyce Brothers, Brought Jewish Sensibility to Suburbia Through TV, Dies at 85

The Jewish psychologist Joyce Brothers, who died May 13 of respiratory failure at age 85, became an improbable authority on how to live in the mid-century suburban age.

Jewish Women Call Angelina Jolie Inspiration for Breast Cancer Surgery

Jewish breast cancer ‘previvors’ and health advocates hailed Angelina Jolie for going public with her BRCA1 gene mutation — and decision to have surgery.

Philadelphia Jewish Federation Faces Crisis as Ira Schwartz Abruptly Leaves

Philadelphia has the sixth largest Jewish community in the nation, thriving synagogues, and a major rabbinical seminary. Why is its federation in constant state of leadership flux?


Claims Conference Officials Were Told of Massive $57M Fraud — But Didn't Act

Top officials at the Holocaust Claims Conference professed shock about a massive fraud scheme. But they were told about the scam nearly a decade earlier — and failed to stop it.

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