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'The Unbowed Man' at the Khatyn Memorial in Belarus commemorates. (John Oldale/Wikimedia Commons)

Bombastic memorial in Khatyn reflects depth of destruction

By Abigail Pickus KHATYN, Belarus — Even by Soviet standards, the massive memorial complex near Minsk to the victims of Nazi atrocities stands out for its immense...

L-r: Dani Dayan, Prof. Yosef Yarden, Rob Densen (Perry Bindelglass)

Battling cancer: the future is in immunotherapy

By Sean Savage Arapidly aging population and increased environmental risks have led cancer to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in parts of the...

Raheel Raza

Moderate Muslim speaks her mind

Raheel Raza is a Muslim woman who freely and openly speaks her mind. She minces no words when she speaks of Islamist terrorism, Israel, the treatment of women in Muslim...

Nechama Loebel

Israel’s first deaf EMT teaches first aid

When Nechama Loebel became Israel’s first deaf emergency medical technician one year ago, she wanted to share her success with others in the deaf community. Already...

Gary Wasserman, left, with students on the Georgetown campus in Qatar, 2012.

Jewish professor at Catholic school in Qatar

WASHINGTON — Near the end of his first year teaching American studies at the Georgetown University campus in Qatar, Gary Wasserman introduced a dozen Israelis to a...

Rabbi Avraham Schwarz inspecting a cheese factory in Denmark. (Lars Skaaning)

The evolving industry of kosher cheese

By Ben Hartman It’s early morning in the Sardinian countryside and a farmer is milking his sheep while an Orthodox Jewish kosher supervisor looks on. The supervisor,...

Michael Steinhardt enjoys interacting with his tortoises.

Pro-Israel billionaire decompresses in private zoo

MOUNT KISCO, NY— When Michael Steinhardt strolls around his 55-acre backyard for 90 minutes every morning, one of his favorite animals to see is the scimitar-horned...

Ramadan Abu-Ragila receives his doctoral degree, June 28, with brother Jihad looking on. (Ran Dahan/TPS)

Wheelchair-bound Bedouin man earns his doctorate in physics

BEERSHEBA — Among the graduates receiving their doctoral degrees at Ben Gurion University of the Negev on June 28, one stood out. Ramadan Abu-Ragila, 34, has muscular...

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate (Twelve Books)

Sen. Frank de-humorizes himself

WASHINGTON — In February, 2015, Sen. Jim Inhofe carried a snowball on to the floor of the Senate to prove global warming did not exist. Everyone knows “it is very,...

A maritime scientist studies the coral reefs in the Gulf of Eilat. (EPFL)

Eilat’s resistance to global warming could re-seed other reefs

EILAT (TPS) — Coral reefs in the Gulf of Eilat, on Israel’s southern coast at the northern tip of the Red Sea, are particularly resistant to global warming and could...