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These sycamore tress on King George St. in Tel Aviv predate the city. (Margaux Stelman)

Five must-see historic trees in Israel

By Michael Brown JERUSALEM — Trees have stories, and Israel’s trees have lots of stories. Scattered throughout the country, scores of ancient and historic trees help...

Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold meeting with Tehran Children in Israel, February, 1943. (Jewish Agency for Israel)

‘The Tehran Children’ — what they teach today

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan — After starving for months in Siberia, five-year-old Natan Rom thought he was in paradise when he arrived in this colorful trading hub in...

Yael Ukeles, a founder of Kayama Moms, and her son in January 2017.

Kayama helps religious women choose single motherhood

By Jennifer Richler, JTA JERUSALEM — When Alexandra Benjamin was pregnant recently with her son, she went shopping for appliances for her new apartment in Jerusalem....

MaNishtana is a black Jewish writer.

What Obama meant to black Jews

NEW YORK — On Election Day 2008, Marcella White Campbell remembers her four-year-old son playing in front of the TV, repeating the name of the man who would soon...

Eden Levi, 16, is assisted in lighting the Chanukah candles at Jerusalem's Cinema City. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Jerusalem teen celebrates personal miracle on Chanukah

JERUSALEM — In nearly every way, 16-year-old Eden Levi is a typical Israeli teenager. With a polka dot baseball cap turned backwards, she says she enjoys everything...

Album cover for "Dreidel I Shall Play" by composer Samuel E. Goldfarb. (Courtesy of Myron Gordon)

‘I have a little dreidel’: Origins of a song

By Albert Stern Within the Jewish musical canon are several songs that seem to have always existed — tunes we all know and pass down from one generation to the next....

A display of Menorah Candle Company Chanukah candles.

Guess where all those millions of candle boxes come from

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 13 By Judy Lash Balint SDEROT — The Menorah Candle Company, manufacturer and exporter of millions of Chanukah candles worldwide, is one...

At CBS, Kaplan witnessed Nixon’s resignation

CHANUKAH EDITION 5777 SECTION A PAGE 6 Jeannie Kaplan, 71, was an entry-level assignment editor at CBS News in Washington, DC, during Watergate, the political scandal...

Yair Shahak, left, and Yaelle Frohlich (David Khabinsky/YU)

Husband vs. wife in International Bible Contest

NEW YORK — Some couples argue over movies, others disagree about how to squeeze the toothpaste. But one of the earliest debates Yaelle Frohlich and Yair Shahak had was...

Prof. Samuel Rascoff (Aleksei Kolesnikov)

Rascoff expert on where law and security meet

The weapons of choice for those who combat terror on a daily basis are highly varied, ranging from fighter jets to rifles to drones to satellites. Then there are those,...