By Lisbeth Levine
Skokie To Open New Holocaust Museum
When former president Bill Clinton officially opens the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center later this month, the village of Skokie will stake its claim on history. Holocaust history, to be sure, but also — and perhaps more significantly — as the place where the seeds of the Holocaust education movement in the United States…
‘Wait, Those Are My Earrings’ on Michelle Obama
Having her jewelry in the limelight is nothing new for designer Loree Rodkin. But having it in the Smithsonian Institution is an entirely different matter. Rodkin, a former Hollywood talent manager who turned her jewelry-making hobby into a full-fledged business in 1989, found a fan base among the likes of Cher, Steven Tyler and Madonna….
The First Lady of Fashion’s Quiet Muse
An Israeli-born boutique owner known for putting together edgy outfits in unexpected ways is quietly dressing one of the most famous women in the world, first lady Michelle Obama. Ikram Goldman, 41, proprietor of the multi-vendor designer boutique Ikram (pronounced Ee-krom), on Chicago’s Gold Coast, is the eminence grise of the first lady’s fashion cred,…
‘Whose religious freedom?’: Scenes from a Jewish rally for abortion rights
New York Voices
99 years ago, she was born on the Lower East Side (and she still remembers everything)
Is Elon Musk Jewish?
The Buffalo shooter blamed his problems on the Jews. Tucker Carlson’s response will only make things worse
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A Palestinian was shot and paralyzed over a generator. Now Israel threatens to take his home
Russia bans entry to numerous U.S. Jews, including Chabad rabbis seeking return of Schneerson library
On Bob Dylan’s 81st birthday, his 10 most Jewish songs