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The funeral of Israeli Druze police officer Kamil Shnaan in 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

At 70 years of independence, Israel’s minorities reflect

By Ariel Ben Solomon With Israel’s Independence Day, the battle of the narratives over Israel’s creation begins anew with Muslim Israeli Arabs remaining highly...

Sophie Donio, on her emergency motor vehicle

The ‘Wonder Women’ of United Hatzalah

By Eliana Rudee They respond to emergency calls from the public, often putting themselves in danger in order to save lives. They perform CPR, deliver babies and comfort...

Firefighter Yaakov Guttman at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa fire station.

Firefighter triumphs over learning disabilities

By Elizabeth Kratz Students with special needs often feel overwhelmed and helpless; many roadblocks can appear to block their way to success and cause them to think that...

Jewish actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy on the set of 'Star Trek.'

Exhibit explores ‘Jews in Space’

By Shiryn Solny A new exhibition debuted in New York last week that explores the connection between Jews and something outside of our own world: outer space. At the...

Alan Cohl, left, and Noam Cohen surveying the site of their distillery.

Trailblazing bourbon-style whiskey in Israel

By Eliana Rudee Noam Cohen and Alan Cohl are confident that their new breed of whiskey will echo Israel’s success in making the desert bloom. They are creating...

‘Remember Baghdad’ captures Iraqi Jews’ unfinished business

By Eliana Rudee When thinking of the words “refugee” and “Middle East,” many displaced groups come to mind. But few know that some of the original refugees of...

Workers on the Israeli 'Tamar' gas processing rig. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Why Israel seeks overseas buyers for its natural gas

By Alex Traiman By 2019, Israel’s large Leviathan natural gas field is expected to transform a once resource-poor developing economy into a major energy exporter. Yet...

A coffee drink created by Ripples, which uses 3-D printing to produce images on froth. (Tomer Foltyn)

In Jerusalem, food creates bridges between faiths

By Eliana Rudee What can unite Jerusalem, a holy city for the three Abrahamic faiths, and often the site of high-profile religious and political conflicts? Food might be...

Mazen Adi speaking at the UN.

Rutgers stands behind employment of Assad defender

By Rafael Medoff Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science...

Haim Hoffmann is a German champion for the 'Imperial Beard.'

Beards and mustaches do battle

Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin would need to be blind themselves not to notice Haim Hoffmann — or rather, his weird beard — as he...