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Prince William (Chris Jackson/Getty)

Another first: Prince William to visit Israel

This year is beefing up to have a lot of firsts for Israel. In May, the Giro d’Italia will have its “Big Start” in Israel, the first time a major cycling race has...

Purim characters depicted on the cover of a 1955 'World Over' children's magazine. (Magnes Collection of Jewish Art, UC Berkeley)

Just what is Shushan Purim?

Today, Jews across the world are celebrating Purim — with one very notable exception: Jerusalem. In that most Jewish of cities, Purim will only be celebrated tomorrow,...

Pretzel Bagel Dog hamantaschen

Marshmallow, pretzel, guava: Are these saying hamantaschen to you?

Back in December, IJN columnist Tehilla Goldberg bemoaned the lack of traditional potato latkes. She was surrounded by all sorts of latkes — butternut squash,...

Oskar Groening, at the first day of his 2015 trial. (Andreas Tamme/Getty)

The ultimate chutzpah: A Nazi claiming his ‘right to life’

The utter chutzpah! A man who participated in the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of Jews dares to argue that having to serve a prison sentence violates his...

Denver Jewish Film Festival: Our picks

As cinephiles, we are very excited about this year’s line-up at the Denver Jewish Film Festival, which is opening unofficially this Saturday, with “Foxtrot” at the...

It's traditional to sample the fruits of Israel at a Tu b'Shevat seder.

A Tu b’Shevat seder primer

This post is adapted from an excellent guide to Tu b’Shevat by PJ Library. At sundown on Tuesday, Jan. 30, the holiday of Tu b’Shevat — the New Year of Trees —...

A Coca-Cola ad at the Berlin Olympics (Source: Adbranch.com)

When Coke sponsored the Nazis

There’s a concept in journalism called “burying the lede,” defined by Wiktionary as: “To begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while...

The St Pancras Coroner's Office (Jewish Chronicle)

Now it’s burial that’s under fire in Europe

As secularism becomes an ever more dominant force in Europe, new ways are discovered to suppress age-old religious traditions. Much of this “secularism” has less to...

Hillel Neuer questions the UN's Human Rights Council: 'Where are your Jews'?

Top Ten most anti-Israel UN actions of 2017

What a difference a year makes — and doesn’t. This time last year, the US — Obama’s parting shot — had for the first time abstained instead of vetoed one of...

Brava Miss Iraq!

Back on Nov. 17 November, we published on our Shmoos page an inspirational picture: Posing together for Instagram at the Miss Universe pageant in Togyo, Miss Iraq, Sarah...