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'I wanted to capture history'
Amar’e Stoudemire gets into the paint at Miami exhibit with Second Temple canvas
Days before returning to Madison Square Garden to light a ceremonial Hanukkah menorah, the former NBA star has another Jewish moment -- this one in the art world
History repeats itself as Lord Allenby captures Jerusalem’s Old City, again
At festive, costumed centennial event Monday, the general's great-great nephew reads out his ancestor's declaration from the steps of the Tower of David
100 years later, Allenby returns to Jerusalem
Israel’s leaders atypically quiet after Abbas asserts their state is invalid
Evidently disinclined to rub salt into wounds after Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital, ministers largely disregard speech in which PA head intimated Jews falsify faith, history
White House ‘cannot envision situation’ where Western Wall is not part of Israel
What I learned at the Trump Hanukkah party
Festival of Rights
North Carolina boy stands up to corporate America for Hanukkah
Lahav Zaken spearheads letter-writing campaign to persuade national chain store to restock Festival of Lights merchandise
Mother-daughter duo bring back our favorite things with German-Jewish cookbook
Light my fire
Journalist melts JSwipe with kitschy Hanukkah dress
Amazon gifts us 8 marvelous episodes of Jewish dramedy like we’ve never seen
Raising organic fowl isn’t a task for the chickenhearted
As Israel prepares to deport African migrants, deportees divulge dangers
Since 2013, 4,000 asylum seekers have willingly returned to Africa. They share stories of peril and broken promises
German president: Immigrants must reject anti-Semitism, it’s ‘non-negotiable’
In Tel Aviv, anti-Netanyahu protest becomes a civics lesson for kids
Among demonstrators thronging Rothschild Boulevard calling for the prime minister to resign, hundreds of children learn about participatory democracy and corruption
Haredi, Arab parents seeking better education for children, report shows
'I have never seen such hatred and deliberate destruction'
As Jews evacuated from Aden bloodbath, a daring mission to rescue a Torah scroll
In June 1967, the fury of the Arab world at Israel’s lightning victory over its enemies hit Aden, a tiny British colony at the southwestern tip of today's Yemen on the Arabian peninsula. The once-thriving Jewish community -- already much depleted -- was once again a target. “I have never seen such hatred...
In porcupines’ den, mother and daughter discover 2,200-year-old Hasmonean lamp
Now-dispersed Iraqi Jewish community fights for access to its legacy
Reut R. Cohen
Andy Cohen to Sadiq Khan
Social media lights up with celebs’ Hanukkah hashtags
Don't say the Chosen People don't get their share of love: Influencers from all circles take to Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to wish all a happy Festival of Lights
The Beat goes on
Maccabeats’ new Hanukkah vid celebrates 10 years together
Chicks who are lit
Get ready for more chaos, humor, and chutzpah as ‘Broad City’ preps a 5th season
Oh dreidel, dreidel, I made it out of… wire?
Rescue or revolt?
'We often call people heroes, but they're not always angels'
Jews who saved other Jews from Nazis faced dilemmas too difficult for Solomon
Following the bloody month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943, a cable was sent from British Mandate Palestine to occupied Poland's Jewish Fighting Organization members. It contained the Jewish settlement leaders' instructions to the Jews of Poland, telling them to "exploit all ways to emigrate," according to a 2014 article by Prof. Avihu...
UK’s new Jewish Voice for Labour seeks to throw off the ‘shackles’ of Israel
On Jerusalem, a response divorced from reality
Last week, President Donald Trump made an historic announcement. It was consistent with his powers as the President of the United States and in line with the Jerusalem Embassy Act passed overwhelmingly by the United States Congress 22 years ago. Based on the reactions in the press, by European leaders and across the Muslim world, you would think he had made a broad pronouncement granting Israel dominion over the entire Middle East and declaring the Palestinians devoid of any rights. He did no such thing. President Trump made a brave decision...
Rabbi Steinman, venerated leader of Lithuanian ultra-Orthodox Jewry, dies at 104
Fondly known as the 'rosh yeshiva,' the religious authority toed line between political pragmatism and fierce opposition to IDF service
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