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Legendary Rebbetzin Chave Hecht, 95, Life-Long Woman of Action

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Jackie Mason was a Jewish American comedy icon. These videos show why.

(JTA) — Jackie Mason, who died Saturday at 93, didn’t always set out to be a comedian. In fact, it wasn’t until he was 30 that he left behind...
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