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Minnesota Vikings’ owner thinks big with new stadium and Holocaust philanthropy
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer stepped up to an 800-pound gjallarhorn and exhaled with all he had to launch the festivities  that officially inaugurated the team’s $1.1 bill...
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From matzah balls to footballs, two Jewish brothers recall their journey to the NFL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At 6-foot-6 and 340 pounds, veteran NFL offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz isn’t just a force of nature, but a product of good ol’ Jewish nurture. “My size comes from a childhood t...
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New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers
In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him ...
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Why Tel Aviv is so crazy about dogs
TEL AVIV — It’s not every day you see a dog getting a massage. But in this Israeli city, somehow it seems expected. At Tel Aviv’s first official dog festival last month, hundreds of dogs took over ...
Sep 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Census pushes for high participation, crosses language barriers
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Apr 02, 2010 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has aimed to create an accurate count of the country’s people. But that effort is only effective if said people participate. According to Census Chief Robert M. Groves, ...
‘188th Crybaby Brigade’ shows human side of Israeli army
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Apr 01, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
To everyone who picks up a copy of “The 188th Crybaby Brigade: A Skinny Jewish Kid from Chicago Fights Hezbollah,” by Joel Chasnoff, beware: You may not expect what you’re about to read. Many of yo...
With seed help, niche camps hope to draw more young Jews
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- While most kids who attend Jewish overnight camps this summer will ship off to rural settings, a handful will find themselves in the concrete jungle of Manhattan engaged in what could b...
Rise of Conservative right alarming Hungary's Jews
by Ruth Ellen Gruber
Mar 25, 2010 | 2 2 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
PRAGUE -- The radical far-right Jobbik party is poised to emerge in next month's elections in Hungary as a potent force in Parliament, and the prospect is ringing alarm bells in Central Europe's la...
Girls in Trouble make music out of Torah study
by Justin Jacobs
Associate Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Torah scholar. Indie rocker. Nary the two shall meet; at least that’s what conventional thinking would say. But don’t tell that to Alicia Jo Rabins, the Brooklyn-via-Baltimore songwriter and leader...
Hillel urges students to make their own seders this year
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 25, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
Hillel Jewish University Center is doing something unusual for a campus Jewish organization: It’s telling its members to go somewhere else for Passover. No kidding. Hillel, which usually hosts scor...
Ari Jacobs' artwork selected for Passover cover
by Ari Jacobs
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
Ari Jacobs is the winner of The Chronicle’s Passover cover contest. Ari is 8 and 1/2 years old and is in the third grade at Yeshiva Schools. His interests are playing basketball, baseball and trump...
Groups pushed for health care reform, but some keeping quiet on bill
by Jacob Berkman
JTA
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
NEW YORK -- Several Jewish non-profit groups are lauding passage of health care reform legislation, saying it will benefit the community on a number of levels. Other groups, however, are keeping qu...
Fund created in honor of Pittsburgh midwife, 100 years after her death
by Toby Tabachnick
Staff Writer
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Jews have long had their differences, but most of those born in the Hill District in the late 1800s and early 1900s had at least one thing in common: they were brought into the world by a midwife k...
‘Unveiling’ a real look at the lives of Jewish immigrants
by Lee Chottiner
Executive Editor
Mar 24, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
“The Unveiling,” by Leah Rae Lambert, is a deceptively interesting novel. For the first 50 pages or so, the reader gets the impression that the most interesting aspect of this book is its reference...