Toppled Tombstones: A view of Bayside Cemetery on June 26 in a section the cleanup crew had yet to reach.

Offering TLC for Jewish Cemeteries

Gary Katz has seen the future, and he desperately wants to prevent it from happening. He predicted that “every cemetery that’s filled with Jews” and “looks nice” now will one day “look like Bayside,” a graveyard in the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens that fell into disrepair and has become the focus of a years-long legal fight. “That’s what CAJAC is really about.”

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Fresh Start? Once the nation?s largest kosher slaughterhouse, Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, has emerged from bankruptcy with a new Canadian owner who bought the firm for $8.5 million.

New Owner of Agriprocessors Faces Old Questions About Its Plans For Company

The new owner of the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, whose bid of $8.5 million for the troubled kosher meatpacking plant was accepted by a federal bankruptcy court judge July 20, is stepping into a business, and an industry, that has weathered changes under a harsh spotlight in recent years.

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Fancy Timeworks: A 19th-century Pistol Clock

Gone in 60 Seconds...

The case involving one of Israel’s most notorious heists has finally been cracked, and the looted goods, worth millions, are on display for all to see.

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The Demon Bridegroom: A puppet?s mystical matrimony.

Jewtoons Take San Francisco

Remember the days of cartoon movies? A time when classics like “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin” ruled the big screen, and before Buzz Lightyear and his “Toy Story” pals came in and crashed the party? While CGI (computer-generated imagery) movies like “Toy Story” paved the way for a new generation of films, the 2009 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival has rediscovered the lost art of classic cartoons with Jewtoons, the festival’s first animated shorts screening.

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Esti Ginzburg: Model Soldier

One of Israel’s top models is moving from photo shoots to the shooting range. Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Esti Ginzburg was expected to join the Israeli army July 22. The 19-year-old will perform two years of service, spending her first weeks in basic training before transitioning to a specialty.

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