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Amos Yadlin, third from left, sits with leaders of Israel's Druze community at a Tel Aviv rally against the nation-state law, Aug. 5, 2018.

Druze protest nation-state law

JERUSALEM — Tens of thousands of Israel’s Druze community and their supporters rallied in Tel Aviv against the controversial nation-state law. Israeli media...

Orny Adams in Jerusalem.

Comedian Orny Adams talks about his Jewish background

By Steve North MONTREAL — Despite a career of more than two decades kvetching incessantly about life’s absurd little annoyances, comedian and actor Orny Adams...

A sketch of Chaim Eiss based on a photograph. (Wikimedia)

Polish-Jewish rescue effort saved 330 Jews from the Nazis

WARSAW — Poland has obtained a WW II-era archive that documents efforts by Polish diplomats to get Jews out of Europe by issuing fake passports from Latin American...

The large chunk of stone that dislodged from the Western Wall. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Kotel declared ‘danger zone’ after stone falls

JERUSALEM — After a large stone fell from the Western Wall on Monday, July 23, an Israeli archaeologist declared the holy site’s entire plaza a “danger zone.”...

Alex Bregman posing with the MVP trophy, July 17, 2018. (Patrick Smith/Getty)

Jewish slugger named All-Star MVP

WASHINGTON — In a baseball All-Star game that set a record for home runs, Alex Bregman had the most important one. Bregman, the Jewish third baseman for the Houston...

UN peacekeepers look to Syria from the Golan Heights. (Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty)

Israel evacuates 800 from Syria

JERUSALEM — Israel rescued some 800 members of a Syrian humanitarian organization and their families from southern Syria. The members of the Syrian Civil Defense, more...

Backgammon tournament organized by Kulna Yerushalayim.

Backgammon is social unifier in Jerusalem

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — On a balmy evening recently, Arabs and Jews trickled into a leper colony in a leafy neighborhood in Jerusalem, the pulsating rhythms of...

Rabbi Michael Schudrich

Auschwitz to Cracow — Ride for the Living

By Rob Gloster, J. via JTA CRACOW — Wearing a kippah under his bicycle helmet and a tallit beneath his jersey, Rabbi Michael Schudrich was sore and hungry after an...

Efi Asaf, left, and Rachel Brown at a Mevashlim B’Ivrit class in Boise.

Cooking classes explore Hebrew, Israel and Jewish culture

By Alix Wall SAN FRANCISCO — In the compact, open kitchen of the apartment here that Dalit Gvirtsman shares with her husband, about a dozen women are jostling for...

Prince William visits the Kotel, June 28, 2018. (Flash90)

Future king — future peacemaker?

Britain’s Prince William placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall and spent several moments there in prayer as part of a visit to the Old City of...