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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....

Scott Sokol, head of school at MetroWest Jewish Day School in Framingham, Mass., leads morning circle.

When school becomes camp(like)

By Ira Stoll BOSTON — When the Jewish Community Day School in Watertown, Mass. decided several years ago to hire a former MTV producer to bring a “fresh voice of...

A protest in front of the German legation in New York in 1933. (Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/ Getty)

When the Nazis came to Newark in 1933

NEW YORK — The Nazi punching debate (is it OK to punch a Nazi?) went viral in January after a liberal protester slugged white supremacist Richard Spencer in the face...

'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

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

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...