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Benjamin Netanyahu and Angela Merkel meet in Jerusalem, Oct. 4, 2018. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty)

Merkel ‘gets it’ on Israel, Germany

By Toby Axelrod BERLIN — Israeli author Eldad Beck regards Angela Merkel’s engagement with Israel and Judaism as “spectacular.” Germany’s chancellor has...

Discover pumpkin’s Sephardic roots

By Emily Paster, The Nosher As autumn progresses and the High Holidays fade into the distance, many Americans Jews turn their attention to a different holiday:...

Ben Roethlisberger's cleats, Nov. 4. Will Newton/Getty)

Steelers’ QB Ben Roethlisberger honors Pittsburgh victims

PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wore cleats during Sunday’s game to honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. The cleats included...

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...