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Sagi Muki (JNS)

First time: ‘Hatikvah’ played in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — Israel’s national anthem was played for the first time in Abu Dhabi at a judo tournament. Israeli lightweight Judoka Sagi Muki on Sunday, Oct. 28, won a...

An iconic Rube Goldberg cartoon used on a US postal stamp.

Rube Goldberg comes back to life

By Stephen Silver PHILADELPHIA — When one hears the name Rube Goldberg, one concept instantly comes to mind: those fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly...

Greg Joseph celebrates defeating the Baltimore Ravens, Oct. 7, 2018. (Jason Miller/Getty)

Jewish journey of Cleveland’s Greg Joseph

By Ed Carroll CLEVELAND — Browns rookie kicker Greg Joseph said it’s been a “wild ride” for him since being cut at the end of preseason by the Miami Dolphins,...

AJ Jacobs, r, picks coffee cherries, in Colombia.

Going all out for gratitude

By Cindy Sher, JUF News via JTA CHICAGO — Author A.J. Jacobs has encouraged his three sons to be grateful for all they have. He and his wife urge them to write...

Paul Romer

Denver native wins Nobel

NEW YORK (JTA) — William Nordhaus, a Yale University professor with Jewish roots, will share the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics with Paul Romer, a Denver native, who...

CyberGirlz at work.

Closing the STEM gender gap

By Larry Luxner TEL AVIV — Tali Ben Aroya knows what it’s like to feel intimidated. As the founder of an Israeli social network startup, she recalls more than once...

Benjamin Netanyahu, left; Mahmoud Abbas

At UN, Abbas, Netanyahu, Trump all have takes on peace

NEW YORK — PA President Mahmoud Abbas, in an address to the UN, rejected criticism of the PA for paying monthly salaries to Palestinians who kill Israelis or the...

JK Rowling (John Phillips/Getty)

New JK Rowling novel confronts modern anti-Semitism

By Yvette Alt Miller LONDON — For months, author J. K. Rowling has been warning about the dangers of anti-Semitism in England, sparring on Twitter with critics who...

Jeremy Corbyn (Dan Kitwood/Getty)

Thousands of British Jews rally against anti-Semitism

LONDON — More than 2,500 people demonstrated last week in Manchester, England, in a display of Jewish unity against increasing anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and...

Josh Rosen pictured at the Cardinals preseason game against the Broncos. (Christian Petersen/Getty)

Josh Rosen to start Sunday for the Cardinals

PHOENIX — Rookie quarterback Josh Rosen will start on Sunday. Sept. 30, for the Arizona Cardinals, who are looking to kick-start their season after losing their first...