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A Crusader hand grenade was one of the items collected by the late Marcel Mazliah. (Ashernet)

Power plant employee collected trove of artifacts

HADERA — Many archaeological artifacts, some dating back 3,500 years, were discovered in the sea near an Israeli power plant by an employee over the span of decades....

Ahmad Abughaush, the Palestinian Jordanian who won a gold in Taekwondo.

Palestinian wins Jordan’s first ever gold

RIO DE JANIERO (JTA) — Jordan won its first-ever Olympic medal — a gold — thanks to the performance of a Palestinian taekwondo fighter whose family left Israel 20...

Sagi Muki of Israel reacts after being defeated by Lasha Shavdatuashvili of Georgia in Rio. (David Ramos/Getty)

Israel snags bronze in judo

RIO DE JANEIRO (JTA) — Yarden Gerbi became the first Israeli to medal at the Rio Olympics, bringing home a bronze in the women’s 63-kg judo competition. Gerbi...

Amar'e Stoudemire when he was a Knick takes on the Rockets.(Scott Halleran/Getty)

Amar’e Stoudemire will play in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Amar’e Stoudemire, who retired from the NBA last week, has signed a two-year deal with the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team. The team announced the deal...

A mosaic in the exhibition depicts an ancient fabric shop. (Andrew McIntire/TPS)

The art of mosaics returns to Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM — A new art and tourism project featuring 10 original and reproduced mosaics was unveiled on July 25 by Israel’s Minister of Jerusalem Affairs, Zeev...

Daniel Gurevich holds the bottle of wine he won for catching a Pokemon at the Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg.

In Russia, Pokémon Go leads people to shul

MOSCOW — As the Pokémon Go phenomenon grows, some institutions connected to European Jewry’s darkest hour have taken precautions against it. The Auschwitz-Birkenau...

Nate Ebner at a training session at the Olympic Training Center, July 14 in Chula Vista, Calif. (Sean M. Haffey/Getty)

Patriots Jewish players qualifies for Olympic rugby

NEW YORK — Nate Ebner of the New England Patriots has qualified for the US Olympic men’s rugby sevens team competing next month at the Rio Olympics, becoming the...

The Israeli delegation to Rio gathers for a farewell from President Reuven Rivlin. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Israel heads to Rio

The Israeli Olympic and Paralympic delegations met on Wednesday, July 13, at the President’s Residence before departing to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil where they will...

The Jewish trio in charge of the Rio Olympics, l-r: Sidney Levy, Carlos Arthur Nuzman and Leonards Gryner.

Top officials at Rio Olympics are Jewish

RIO DE JANEIRO — Mazel tov! That’s perhaps how the big shots in charge of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the first to take place in South America, will toast victories...

Adrien Brody as Isaac Amin in 'Septembers of Shiraz'

‘Septembers in Shiraz’ portrays great change in Jews’ fate after shah’s fall

NEW YORK — “Septembers of Shiraz” is a film about a prosperous Jewish family in Iran caught up in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution that overthrew the shah....