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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....

Yomi Peretz, right, approaching a line of tourists waiting to place their orders at L'As Du Fallafel in the historic Jewish quarter of Paris, April 2012. (WikiMedia Commons)

Falafel war in Paris

PARIS — On a crowded sidewalk in the French capital, Yomi Peretz exchanges jokes and backslaps with customers waiting in a long line in the rain to enter his falafel...

The Nazi Titanic by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic: book reveals bizarre and horrific story

The last thing the world needs is yet another reminder of the sheer evil and madness that permeated the Nazi Third Reich, yet this striking historical account by Robert...

Food_Trucks

America’s best Jewish food trucks

NEW YORK — Summer is upon us. And that means swimsuits, summer camps, sticky temperatures — and food trucks. True, many of these trendy restaurants-on-wheels are...

Elana Jagoda in concert at the JCC outdoor pool, June 5.

For Elana Jagoda ‘music builds community’

SUNDAY, JUNE 5, was a hot, sunny day — perfect for a poolside concert at the JCC. As some children and parents frolicked in the cooling waters, others relaxed under...

Milk & Honey, a distillery in Jaffa, recently opened a visitor's center. (Courtesy of Milk & Honey)

First whiskey distillery in Israel

Katzrin, Israel — David Zibell is busy testing the alcohol level of the liquid flowing out of his outdoor copper still. Then, touching his head to ensure his kippah is...