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Winn-Dixie Betting Big On Kosher

The Southern supermarket giant is making a play for market share.

02/18/2014
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Boca Raton, Fla. — Stroll past the kosher section of most large supermarkets in America and you could be forgiven for thinking that Jewish diets consist mainly of jarred gefilte fish, unsalted matzahs and Tam-Tam crackers.

The deli counter,  at the Winn-Dixie in Boca Raton, Fla. Uriel Heilman

‘A Little Laughter Is Good For The Soul’

Remembering the comic legend Sid Caesar.

02/18/2014
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Note: The following piece originally appeared in The Jewish Week on Nov. 6, 2003, on the occasion of the publication of Sid Caesar’s memoir, “Caesar’s Hours,” which had grown out of an article published in The Jewish Week several years earlier. We reprint it here as an appreciation for the legendary comic, who died last week in Beverly Hills, Calif., at 91.

Kissing comic cousins: Milton Berle, left, and Sid Caesar in photo from the 1998 Emmy Awards. Getty Images

Comedy Legend Sid Caesar Dead At 91

02/13/2014
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Sid Caesar, regarded as the founding father of American Jewish comedy and live original sketch comedy, has died.

Caesar, who reportedly has been in failing health for a year, died Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91.

Sid Caesar and co-star Imogene Coca in "Your Show of Shows."

Tiger Mom Brings Jews Into The Fold

But sociologists say ‘Triple Package’ argument ignores real reasons for Jewish success.

02/12/2014
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Stuyvesant High School, that bastion of hyper-competitiveness that regularly sends students off to Harvard and Yale, is thought by many to be the best public high school in New York City. The most recent student-body figures show that nearly three out of four students there are Asian.

Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua. (L) Fadil Berisha, (R) Gianluca Battista

AIPAC Charts Roadmap

As confab nears, Israel lobby still trying to figure out its legislative agenda.

02/11/2014
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Washington — The highlight of AIPAC’s year is the final day of its annual policy conference, when thousands of activists ascend Capitol Hill to lobby for the passage of the organization’s legislative priorities.

 Senator Menendez: Hopes to avoid partisan process.  Getty Images

ADL's Foxman Sets Retirement Date; Obama Calls Him 'Irreplaceable'

Search underway for successor after 27 years; leader will serve as part-time consultant

02/11/2014
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Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League, and one of the longest-serving and highest-profile American Jewish organizational leaders, is retiring from his post.

Foxman will step down on July 20, 2015, according to an announcement Monday by the ADL.

Abraham Foxman: ADL was 'perfect vehicle.' David Karp/JTA

Pittsburgh Jewish Day School Employee, Sister Found Shot At Home

02/10/2014
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An employee of  a Jewish day school in the Pittsburgh area and her sister apparently were shot inside their home.

Dramatists Guild Supports Controversial Israeli Play In D.C.

02/04/2014
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WASHINGTON – The Dramatists Guild of America has come out in strong support of a controversial Israeli play to be performed at Washington D.C.’s Theatre J, which is partially funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Yeshiva U. Tossed

01/31/2014
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A federal judge tossed out a $680 million sexual abuse lawsuit filed by 34 ex-students of Yeshiva University.

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