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‘Finding Your Roots’ explores Jewish genealogy

by Gerri Miller

12 hours ago

Carole King and Henry Louis Gates Jr. Photo by Joseph Sinnott/WNET 2014

Singer-songwriter Carole King’s Russian grandmother barely escaped a pogrom that killed 32 of her neighbors. 

Playwright Tony Kushner lost many relatives in a 1941 massacre of Polish... read full article

  • JNET: Jewish professionals networking and shmoozing

    By Elyse Glickman

    15 hours ago

    Forget the gold watch for 50 years of service at one firm. For many baby boomers and Gen X-ers, starting one’s own business has become more of a necessity than an alternative career path. As a result, professional networking groups have sprung up throughout the United States to...

  • A passion for antique purses

    By Elyse Glickman

    15 hours ago

    Lori Blaser’s home is a shrine to women’s handbags. With 2,500 pieces in her collection — the oldest of which dates back to the 16th century — she displays her treasures with the eye of a skilled interior decorator (which she is). Beaded and mesh bags nonchalantly dangle from the...

  • Turning off the aging process

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    16 hours ago

    Studies in yeast, worms, flies, monkeys and even humans seem to prove that restricting calories is one of the few sure ways to combat the effects of aging. But Israeli doctoral Keren Yizhak is out to prove that there may be a more agreeable way to achieve long life than dooming...

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  • Survivor: Mike Popik

    By Jane Ulman

    16 hours ago

    The SS entered Mauthausen’s overcrowded barracks 30 one night in February 1944 to punish the 120 boys, including 14-year-old Mike (Miki) Popik, who were engaged in a shoving match to avoid sleeping next to the cold, damp wall. Among the guards was one everyone called Sturmführer...

  • Molly Forrest plans the future at the Los Angeles Jewish Home

    By Danielle Berrin

    18 hours ago

    It is just before noon at the Los Angeles Jewish Home, and Molly Forrest, president and CEO, is giving a tour of the home’s most populous campus, the Eisenberg Village in Reseda, when a silvery-haired woman in a shmatte starts roaming the hallway shouting, “Lunchtime! Everyone!...

  • Jewish movement disorders and genetics

    by Joseph Jankovic, MD

    3 days ago

    As I was sitting (and standing) in a synagogue over the holidays I let my mind wander, as I often do under similar circumstances, and tried to answer the eternal question: If God designated the Jews as the “Chosen People” why did he/she also referred to them as the “stiff-necked...
  • Schools of thought: Two education organizations unite for a common goal

    By Kylie Jane Wakefield

    4 days ago

    The Schechter Day School Network (SDSN) and Jewish Montessori Society (JMS) have partnered to provide Conservative educational institutions in the network with the opportunity to learn about different methods of teaching and broaden their matrix of Jewish educators.

    “It brings...

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