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Jewish Pimp From Brownsville Faces Long Arm of Justice

By Eddy Portnoy

One hundred years ago, jurors deliberated the fate of an accused Jewish pimp. In 1938, New York mourned the death of labor leader Baruch Charney Vladek.Read More


Jewish 'Humans of New York'

By Anna Goldenberg

Brandon Stanton has been taking photographs of people on New York City streets for three years. Some of the most fascinating images are of Jews.Read More


ESPN's Andy Katz Talks College Basketball and Jewish Sports Guys

By Raphael Gellar

ESPN’s college basketball analyst Andy Katz asks President Obama to fill out picks for the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament every year.Read More


Man Murders Wife, Eats Blintzes

By Eddy Portnoy

Seventy-five years ago, the Forverts reported on a man who murdered his wife and then ordered blintzes at a restaurant; 25 years later, Syrian spies snuck into Israel.Read More


How Naugahyde Helped Kitchen Chairs Stay in a Jewish Family for Generations

By Leah Garchik

The amazing story of a Jewish family told through a set of kitchen chairs. They outlived births, deaths and cross-country moves — all because of their naugahyde covering.Read More


Lost Lovers Reconnect 70 Years Later After Letters Found on Tel Aviv Street

By Abra Cohen

When Yosef Halper discovered a suitcase full of love letters on a Tel Aviv street, he knew he had to reunite the writers. But after 70 years, how could he find them?Read More


My Return to Forgotten Czech Synagogue

By E. Randol Schoenberg

The head of the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum chronicles his emotional return to the Czech village of his ancestors. Its synagogue, abandoned for a century, is springing back to life.Read More


Sensation Rocks the Leo Frank Murder Trial

By Eddy Portnoy

A would-be witness in the Leo Frank murder trial claimed he was wrongly accused. As the Nazi takeover gathered pace, American Christians pleaded for action.Read More


Debora Spar Says You Can't Have It All

By Deena Shanker

Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, offers a somewhat controversial new lesson for women: Don’t even bother trying to do it all.Read More


A (Mixed) Blessing on My Jewish Head

By Nancy Kalikow Maxwell

The nuns were always blessing Nancy Kalikow Maxwell when she worked at a Catholic college. But it took a colleague’s casual ‘have a blessed day’ to really get under her skin.Read More


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