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Bollywood comes to Israel

The story of how a minimally armed unit of Indian soldiers fought and beat the Ottoman army to win Haifa on Sept. 23, 1918, will soon be made into an action-packed,...

First Zionist Congress’ 125th anniversary

An event marking the 125th anniversary of the First Zionist Congress concluded Monday night, August 29, in Basel, Switzerland with a gala ceremony that brought together...

Iranian Jewish woman gets life-saving treatment in Israel

Zehava, an Iranian-Jewish citizen, received treatment for her rare disease in Israel.

L-r: Ofer Berkovitch, Rachel Azaria, Ze’ev Elkin (Flash90)

Who will be Jerusalem’s next mayor?

JERUSALEM — The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wants to uproot and replant a tree in Jerusalem, it might require the UN Security Council....

The 'Mifletzet,' Jerusalem's Monster Slide designed by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

Jerusalem gems

You’ve traveled to Israel one, two or three times. You’ve seen the Kotel (Western Wall), taken a tour of the City of David and visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust...

How to…make your own Haggadah

PASSOVER EDITION 5776 SECTION C PAGE 7 THE HEBREW word haggadah means “narration” or “telling.” As the Passover seder’s instruction manual, the Haggadah is the most...

Seven ways to combine costumes and mishloach manot

Groggers, candy and music. A story that involves royalty, a beauty pageant and the antagonist getting hung on a tree. And let’s not forget the costumes. Purim is a...

A date with Israel’s start-up ‘shadchan’

IN 2003, Jeremy Lustman began working at the Washington, DC metro area’s DLA Piper law firm. Young and motivated, he could have never predicted the market crash that...

Chasidic band embraces spirituality, funk, fun

THERE’S NO one label for the deep, spiritual, funky, fun and eclectic tunes of one of the hottest new chasidic funk bands, Zusha. “What are we? What are you?” asks...

A man’s view of childlessness

DOZENS IF not hundreds of books have been written about the childlessness of Jewish women — and the stories are told from their perspective. But in his recently...