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JTA – From his birthplace in Boston to New York, Berlin, South Africa, China and Israel, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the larger-than-life conductor, pianist, composer, educator and bon … more
Here are some photos from Arlington National Cemetery and the Lustig and Rabe families. more
Some facts about Jewish veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery: • There are more than 2,000 Jewish veterans buried there. • Jewish veterans have been buried there since … more
The number of veterans who belong to organizations has declined sharply across the nation and Rhode Island, and it’s the same story for Jewish war veteran groups.   While Ira … more
JTA – President Donald Trump proclaimed May Jewish Heritage Month. In a statement issued Monday by the White House, Trump said that “Jewish Americans have helped guide … more
JTA – “The Band’s Visit,” about a troupe of Egyptian musicians that winds up in a tiny Israeli village, garnered 11 Tony nominations, including for best … more
Steve Lustig’s experience at Arlington National Cemetery, as he buried his father on the same week as his dad’s West Point roommate, and brother, were laid to rest, was a compelling, … more
One of the most difficult things for an adult to do is bury a parent, but for an Attleboro man, the experience of saying a final goodbye to his father, whose service in the Army included stints … more
NEW YORK (JTA) – One of the first scenes in a new documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg features the Supreme Court associate justice, then 84, vigorously lifting weights, doing leg exercises and holding herself in a plank position. The much buzzed-about workout routine has only added to her status as a cultural icon among young progressives. more
TEANECK, N.J. (JTA) – Mordechai Schachter didn’t know he would soon be a soldier when he traveled from his native Romania to prestate Israel in 1948. He was a 17-year-old with a … more
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