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The Rebbe's Choice herring

Millennials discover, reinvent matjes herring

By Elizabeth Kratz You never know when something many Jews may associate with old-fashioned Jewish fare, like herring and crackers, will somehow turn high-end and...

‘The Little Spacecraft’ that could

What do you get when you toss in a bit of “Toy Story,” The Little Engine That Could and The Magic School Bus? An optimistic (and very blue) “Berrie,” a...

View of the snow-covered Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights in northern Israel on Jan. 18, 2019. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Rising risks in Syria

By Yaakov Lappin The Jan. 20 airstrike on targets in Syria, purportedly carried out by Israel, was unusual for a number of reasons. First, it occurred in broad daylight,...

Smartphone artwork

Smartphones not so smart for babies and children

By Noam Dvir In recent months, more parents of elementary school-age children are taking steps to battle smartphone madness by giving their children basic mobile devices...

Jay Feinberg

Stem cell and marrow registry focuses on speed

By Faygie Holt In 1991, Jay Feinberg was facing a battle with leukemia and needed a bone-marrow transplant. Some 55,000 people got tested in the hopes of finding him a...

The tail of a Syrian plane shot down during the Yom Kippur War. (Oren Rozen/Wikimedia)

Downed Israeli pilot honored as hero 45 years later

By Yaakov Lappin Israel’s Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Giora Epstein has shot down no fewer than 17 enemy aircraft — the most of fighter jets (plus a helicopter) destroyed in...

The site of the terror attack, Oct. 7, in the Barkan industrial zone. (Flash90)

Israeli-Palestinian coexistence hit in terror attack

By Josh Hasten JERUSALEM — Just as shocking as the execution-style murders of Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, a 29-year-old mother of an infant, and Ziv Hajbi, a 35-year-old...

Ari Fuld

Ari Fuld, Israel activist, killed by terrorist in Gush Etzion

JERUSLAEM — Ari Fuld, a 45-year-old father of four, and a prolific English-language social-media activist and media pundit, was killed by a 17-year-old Palestinian...

The new synagogue in Mainz, Germany (Sascha Kopp)

Deadly crime puts light on Mainz

By Orit Arfa MAINZ, Germany — In recent months, the Rhine city of Mainz captured worldwide headlines for the murder and rape of one of its Jewish members, 14-year-old...

Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky, left, with his brother, Zach. (Chabad.org)

Rabbi’s heart attack leads to epic bike ride

By Ariel Domonique Hendelman One year ago, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky was running the Chabad House in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with his wife, Leah. He was teaching classes...