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The tail of a Syrian plane shot down during the Yom Kippur War. (Oren Rozen/Wikimedia)

Downed Israeli pilot honored as hero 45 years later

By Yaakov Lappin Israel’s Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Giora Epstein has shot down no fewer than 17 enemy aircraft — the most of fighter jets (plus a helicopter) destroyed in...

Asael Lubotzky pictured in his lab.

‘Miracle’ saves life of soldier, now a doctor

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — When Asael Lubotzky led his soldiers into battle against Hezbollah 12 years ago during the Second Lebanon War, he knew he might be wounded...

Muppet drummer Animal in the Jerusalem Chanukah parade. (Esty Dziubov/TPS)

Chanukah parade takes to Jerusalem’s streets

By Ilanit Chernick It was like a Macy’s wonderland with an Israeli flavor as Jerusalem was alight with the Chanukah spirit. Large balloons, marching bands,...

Anthony Garcia

Catholic Ladino-play contains hidden Crypto-Jewish messages

years ago, when Anthony Garcia opened a small, leather-bound notebook — a cuaderno, as it is called by Hispanic Americans — he got a glimpse into a long hidden past....

Dutch man wants to sail to Israel in Noah’s Ark

KRIMPEN AAN DE IJSSEL, Netherlands — For two years, the world’s only seaworthy life-size replica of Noah’s Ark has been wowing passengers traveling along...

Shoshi Ofer, a medical clown

When clowning on the job is a good thing

A three-year study involving 120 Israeli children concluded that therapeutic intervention by medical clowns effectively lowers pediatric patients’ situational anxiety...

A little back scratching in the natural comforts of the Wild Animal Sanctuary.

Wild Animal Sanctuary acquires 9,000 new acres to deal with ‘surplus’

‘Surplus’ says that every good idea is already taken? A young person just starting out might be forgiven this assumption, given our age of Google, Apple, Facebook,...

Lara Diamond

Jewish genealogy: Suddenly you have 50 cousins — how?

submit a swab of your Jewish DNA to an online ancestry site and suddenly discover you have 50 new cousins in Denver alone. Accurate or exaggerated? “That depends,”...

AJ Jacobs, r, picks coffee cherries, in Colombia.

Going all out for gratitude

By Cindy Sher, JUF News via JTA CHICAGO — Author A.J. Jacobs has encouraged his three sons to be grateful for all they have. He and his wife urge them to write...

The cover of The Joe Shuster Story: The Artist Behind Superman.

A tragic tale: Superman’s Jewish creators

NEW YORK — When Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel created the Superman character in the early 1930s, they were still living at their parents’ homes. Of course, the...