Jewish Journal

Finding the Goldbergs: A Catskills mystery unraveled

by Uriel Heilman, JTA

2 days ago

What the Fairhill kochelein looks like today. (Uriel Heilman)

The moment I kicked in the door of the abandoned house in the heart of the Catskills, I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone: Borscht Belt edition.”

In some corners it... read full article

  • From clothing trade to security services

    by Leslee Komaiko

    3 days ago

    As the founder and president of Kadima Security Services, whose clients include multiple area synagogues and Jewish organizations, Louis Perry proudly drives a giant Lincoln Navigator SUV with the license plate KADIMA1. His office in Encino is filled with pictures, including one of...

  • Fifty years after Freedom Summer, civil rights volunteers reflect on activist lives

    Dina Weinstein, JTA

    1 week ago

    At the Freedom Summer anniversary conference in Jackson, Miss., the activists who registered black voters and taught in Freedom Schools under the threat of violence 50 years ago stood up to introduce themselves.

    It took three hours to hear what they did in the Magnolia State back...

  • Leonard Fein, liberal activist and scholar, dies


    1 week ago

    Leonard Fein, a veteran Jewish activist and writer, has died at 80.

    Fein died Thursday morning, announced the Forward newspaper, where he was a longtime columnist.

    A prominent voice of Jewish liberalism and left-wing Zionism, Fein was the author of numerous books on Jewish...

  • War vets swap stories at Wendy’s

    by Cyndi Bemel

    1 week ago

    Pictures of fighter jets and war memorabilia aren’t the typical decor you expect to see on the walls of a Wendy’s restaurant, but after an early Monday visit to its Canoga Park location, the ornamentation starts to make sense. That’s when approximately 100 men and women, many...

  • The Israeli couple behind the Life Alert bracelet

    By Ayala Or-el

    1 week ago

    Unlike many Israelis who immigrated to the United States with dreams of making it big, Miri Shepher never wanted to leave her beloved homeland. The day before she left, she composed an eight-page letter apologizing to the family that looked after her on the kibbutz where she was...

  • New Israeli study links brain hyperactivity to Alzheimer’s

    by Viva Sarah Press, Israel21c

    1 week ago

    An Israeli research team has announced new findings that link Alzheimer’s disease to brain hyperactivity and says its research helps explain why so many patients who have this debilitating disease run a high risk of seizures.

    While the amyloid-beta protein involved in the...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Meeting the neighbors

    Ben Harris, JTA

    2 weeks ago

    Back in the spring, I struggled to figure out a good cold storage solution for the farm. I settled on the idea of buying a used cargo trailer and converting it into a refrigerator, which isn’t quite as crazy as it sounds.

    Several farmers I know, and supposedly thousands of other...

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