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In New York, ‘Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.’

By Shiryn Ghermezian NEW YORK — A new exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is filled with chilling artifacts...

Amira Aharonovich

First female CEO of Jewish Agency speaks

By Noa Amouyal JERUSALEM — Amira Aharonovich, the Jewish Agency’s new CEO and director general, is the first woman to hold this position. And while she says she...

Jordan Valley Landmines

Neutralizing landmines in the Jordan Valley

By Yaakov Lappin JERUSALEM — The Jordan Valley region is usually quiet, but its calm was shattered in May by the sounds of hundreds of landmines going off. Planted...

Isaac Herzog participates in a Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. (Nachshon Philipson)

‘SignTalkers’ is online network geared to the deaf and signing

JERUSALEM — SignTalk Foundation, a US-based nonprofit that advances public awareness of the signing community, celebrated the international launching of its online...

Amb. Kelly Craft with US Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford. (DoD Photo/US Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump picks Kelly Craft for US ambassador to UN

With US President Donald Trump nominating Acting US Ambassador to the United Nations Jonathan Cohen to be US ambassador to Egypt, the nomination of Kelly Craft as US...

Druze students from the Beyahad program at Ono Academic College in Kiryat Ono, Israel, at their graduation ceremony in January, 2018.

Druze women aim to break glass ceiling

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION B PAGE 4 By Noam Mirvis There is a tradition in the Druze community dating back to the 11th century that calls for complete loyalty to the...

Shimon Lev, curator, in front of ‘The Mount: A Photographic Journey to Temple Mount,’ at the Tow- er of David Museum, Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem, a photographic history of Temple Mount

By Judy Lash Balint A few years ago, The New York Times called Temple Mount “the world’s most contested piece of real estate.” This week, a new exhibit of...

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,...