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Freshman Abraham Waserstein, r, shakes hands with the winning team.

Moot Beit Din explores Jewish view on torture

PRINCETON, NJ — Does Jewish law allow — or even require — torture? That’s the question six teams of college students from across the country set out to answer at...

Steven Zipperstein, left, author of 'Pogrom'

Kishinev: What really happened

SAN FRANCISCO — There was a time when “Kishinev” was all you had to say. The three days of brutal anti-Jewish violence in 1903 in the capital city of present-day...

Sophie Donio, on her emergency motor vehicle

The ‘Wonder Women’ of United Hatzalah

By Eliana Rudee They respond to emergency calls from the public, often putting themselves in danger in order to save lives. They perform CPR, deliver babies and comfort...

A small suitcase taken to the Budapest ghetto by a family named Horowitz, on display at Amud Aish.

Amud Aish museum focuses on Jews and faith during the Holocaust

By Jon Kalish NEW YORK — Like Holocaust museums the world over, the Amud Aish Memorial Museum in Brooklyn focuses on European Jewish communities that thrived before...

Ethiopian women in Gondar sift wheat in preparation for making matzah.

Ethiopians waiting to emigrate hold seder

JERUSALEM — Many of the at least 8,000 Ethiopians awaiting Israeli government approval to move to the Jewish state attended a Passover seder in Gondar or Addis Ababa...

American Airlines at O'Hare (Scott Olson/Getty)

What happens when your flight is canceled on erev Pesach

By Ben Sales and Josefin Dolsten The ancient Israelites had to cross the Red Sea. Four thousand years later, Jeannie R. Fisher had to get her family of five from New...

Pieter Heijs, owner of Hollandia Matzes.

In Holland, they love matzah all year long

PASSOVER EDITION 5778 SECTION C PAGE 10 ENSCHEDE, Netherlands — For most matzah bakeries, Passover is their lifeline and only claim to financial viability. After the...

Western Wall employees remove notes from between the stones of the wall before Passover, March 20. (Hillel Maeir/TPS)

Passover cleaning at the Western Wall

By Mara Vigevani If you wonder what happens to the hundreds of thousands of notes placed into the cracks of the Western Wall, here’s the answer: Twice a year, before...

Firefighter Yaakov Guttman at the Tel Aviv-Jaffa fire station.

Firefighter triumphs over learning disabilities

By Elizabeth Kratz Students with special needs often feel overwhelmed and helpless; many roadblocks can appear to block their way to success and cause them to think that...

Purim costumes at Brurya in Tel Aviv.

In Israel, Purim is a unifying force

Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed Queen Vashti) would be flummoxed by the sheer volume of...