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Opera celebrates Portuguese Holocaust rescuer

By Karen McDonough, JTA PASSOVER EDITION 5776 On the surface, it seems unlikely that an American composer —— let alone a Southern Baptist from Alabama —— would...

Post-Soviet Jews meet in LA for a different Limmud

By Eitan Arom, JNS FOR ONE weekend at the Westin Pasadena hotel in the Los Angeles area, hallway conversations were conducted mostly in Russian and Hebrew, with English...

Israel’s female athlete of the year is kickboxer, Nili Block

By Josh Hasten, JNS THE “COVER photo” quote featured on 20-year-old Nili Block’’s Facebook page says, “When My Body ‘Shouts’ Stop, My Mind ‘Screams’...

Activist poses as Jew looking to buy Palestinian land — a case of lethal entrapment?

By Alina Dain Sharon, JNS TWO LEFT-wing, pro-Palestinian Israeli NGOs —— Taayush and B’Tselem —— have come under fire in Israel after their senior leaders were...

Will the Jewish Diaspora broaden to include Mars?

By Paul Wieder, JNS YES, HE has seen the recent film, “”The Martian.”” But unlike the other millions who have seen that movie, Barak Stoltz went much...

Gift Guide: Mensch on a Bench is toy and book combo

LEADING UP to Chanukah, 2014, former Hasbro toy and game company employee Neal Hoffman conducted a successful Kickstarter online crowdfunding campaign to get out his new...

Israel and China: Allies at a distance

WHEN PRIME Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited him to be Israel’s ambassador to China in 2012, Matan Vilnai already had a decorated career as a cabinent minister,...

Atonement in the age of social media

COMING FROM a non-observant family of Jewish immigrants from the Former Soviet Union to Israel, a country where many people tend to lead secular lifestyles, I...

Boulder echo: Nablus unworthy of Norwegian city

OSLO —— A local politician in Stavanger, Norway, called on his municipality to sever its sister city partnership with Nablus over the latter’s glorification of...

Memories of Six Day War at Ammunition Hill

ONLY THE occasional sniffle or wiping of damp eyes could be heard over the hushed voices of the friends and families of the fallen. Dozens of families and comrades of...