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Andrew Tobin, JTA
Andrew Tobin, JTA

Guy Maimon with his father outside the Tel Aviv bitcoin exchange where he bought his first cryptocurrency, Dec. 19, 2017.

Israelis line up to purchase bitcoin

TEL AVIV — Israelis lined up Dec. 19 at the newly opened bitcoin exchange in this city to purchase the coveted cryptocurrency. Amid the store’s yellow signage, the...

Lian Najami speaking at an Israeli Independence Day student gala at Boston University, 2017.

Arab-Israeli woman is Rhodes Scholar

TEL AVIV — Lian Najami, Israel’s first Arab Rhodes scholar, is the kind of person who can be optimistic about just about anything — including having a needle stuck...

The sfinj hails from North Africa. (Wikimedia)

Sufganiyah or sfinj?

TEL AVIV — The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel. During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and...

Modern Jerusalem as seen here from the Mount of Olives. (Flickr Commons/Dan)

Trump’s Jerusalem ripples

JERUSALEM — Amid the global controversy over President Donald Trump’s recognition last week of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state, Israeli and Palestinian...

The Jewish National Fund still collects money through donations in 'blue boxes'.

JNF-KKL brings in $3 billion a year

JERUSALEM — American Jews dropped nickels and dimes into the Jewish National Fund’s blue charity boxes to help Zionists build the Jewish state. More than a century...

L-r: Hamas' Saleh al-Aruri and Yahya Sinwar, Khaled Fawzi, head of the Egyptian Intelligence services, and Fatah’s Azzam al-Ahmad and Rawhi Fattouh following the signing of a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas in Cairo on Oct. 12, 2017. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty)

What Palestinian unity means for Israel

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has taken a wait-and-see approach to last week’s Palestinian reconciliation deal. Netanyahu spoke out publicly...

Pennywise the Dancing Clown (Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty)

Dangerous clowns — it sounds innocent, but it isn’t

TEL AVIV — Israelis aren’t particularly amused by a recent phenomenon in their country: teenagers dressing as clowns and lurking after dark. In fact, the costumed...

Dror Yoggev blowing a shofar while Shimon Keinan watches at his Kol Shofar factory in Givat Yoav, Sept. 6, 2017.

Israeli factory sells 7,000 shofars a year

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5778SECTION D PAGE 5 GIVAT YOAV, Golan Heights — Shimon Keinan has a business to run. He doesn’t have time to teach you how to blow the shofar....

Benjamin Netanyahu with MK David Bitan, June 12, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud: Infiltrated by the opposition?

TEL AVIV — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under investigation for corruption, has often claimed that his left-wing political enemies are out to get him....

A girl helping her classmates wash their hands in Mitzpe Ramon, Israel.

A ‘forest kindergarten’ in Mitzpe Ramon

MITZPE RAMON, Israel — It sounds like a Jewish mother’s nightmare: a preschool class held outdoors in the desert. But parents in this remote Israeli town drop off...