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Jay Feinberg

Stem cell and marrow registry focuses on speed

By Faygie Holt In 1991, Jay Feinberg was facing a battle with leukemia and needed a bone-marrow transplant. Some 55,000 people got tested in the hopes of finding him a...

Mikhl Baran with some Kinder Ring campers.

A look back at feel-good from 2018

NEW YORK — This year hasn’t been an easy one. From shootings that claimed many innocent lives, including at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, to political turmoil in the US...

David Shrayer-Petrov, in front of a portrait by the Russian-American artist Anatoly Dverin.

Once a refusenik, now a literary light

BROOKLINE, Mass. — The well-worn books that fill the shelves in David Shrayer-Petrov’s living room reveal the remarkable literary life of the influential refusenik,...

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,...