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KINGS OF COMICS
By Arie Kaplan
How Jews created the comic book industry.
Part I of three: The Golden Age (1933-1955).

The comic-book industry was built from the ground up at the height of the Great Depression by enterprising American Jews who fashioned a pantheon of the world's most famous superheroes....Full text
   
UNDERSTANDING
THE UNEXPECTED

By Daniel Levitas
Why, after steadily declining for half a century, is antisemitism on the rise?
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A JEWISH CZECH IN KERRY'S COURT
By Jennifer Anne Perez
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How U.S. Senator John Kerry learned of his Jewish roots -- and his reaction to the "revelation."...Full text

 
A HIGHER DUTY
By Barry Sax

The story of Rabbi Alexander David Goode and his three chaplain colleagues stands out as one of the Second World War's most poignant and enduring legacies.....Full text
   
SIGNIFICANT JEWISH BOOKS
New Fiction
by Bonny V. Fetterman

The Coffee TraderThe Coffee Trader
Set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, David Liss' novel takes us back to the early days of the Stock Exchange and the birth of modern business. Portuguese Jews flocked to this city, where they could openly practice their religion as well as engage in commerce. But the experience of the Inquisition had also taught these former conversos that ...Full Text

 

In the ImageIn the Image
The lives of two strangers briefly intersect following a tragic accident. Bill Landsmann is a Holocaust survivor living in New Jersey. When his granddaughter Naomi is killed by a passing car, he reaches out to her best friend, 17-year-old Leora, inviting her to view slides of his many travels to Jewish communities around the world...Full Text

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