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Efi Asaf, left, and Rachel Brown at a Mevashlim B’Ivrit class in Boise.

Cooking classes explore Hebrew, Israel and Jewish culture

By Alix Wall SAN FRANCISCO — In the compact, open kitchen of the apartment here that Dalit Gvirtsman shares with her husband, about a dozen women are jostling for...

Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky, left, with his brother, Zach. (Chabad.org)

Rabbi’s heart attack leads to epic bike ride

By Ariel Domonique Hendelman One year ago, Rabbi Nochum Kurinsky was running the Chabad House in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., with his wife, Leah. He was teaching classes...

A group of Yemenite Jews board an Alaska Airlines plane in Aden, 1949. (Wikimedia)

The pilot who flew Operation On Eagles’ Wings

By Oren Peleg With city lights dotting the night behind her, Dr. Dee Gaines, a neuropsychologist, sat for good reason — she’s very pregnant. But when Capt. Elgen...

Daniel Mariaschin

B’nai B’rith’s Mariaschin reflects on 175 years

Daniel Mariaschin likes many things about B’nai B’rith International, the organization with which he has been affiliated for nearly 30 years, the last 19 as its...

Kostas Papadopoulos was one of the few survivors of the 1944 British attack on the ship Tanais carrying Crete's Jews.

A different Holocaust tragedy is remembered in Crete

By Roger Rapoport CHANIA, Crete — On Sunday, June 17, 263 candles will be lit at an interfaith memorial service at this lovely city’s historic Etz Hayyim synagogue....

Elad Horovitz

Using Israel’s tech boom to help veterans

TEL AVIV — When Elad Horovitz was shot in the head during Israel’s 2014 war in Gaza, his first concern was survival, not how to maintain peripheral vision while...

John Filo's Pulitzer Prize-winning photo of the Kent State Massacre.

Living 48 years with Kent State

By Steve North NEW YORK — For nearly half a century, Elaine Holstein was periodically confronted with one of the most haunting images in modern American history: the...

Samia Hathroubi, right, with Rabbi Moshe Uzan

Jews and Muslims join in Tunisian pilgrimage

By Samia Hathroubi, special to the IJN DJERBA, Tunisia — El Ghriba, the venerable synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, is traditionally described as a place of...

Rabbi Tuly Weisz with his new book, The Israel Bible.

Israel Bible stresses the Holy Land connection

By Renee Ghert-Zand JERUSALEM — In 1903, American evangelist and Christian Zionist William E. Blackstone sent Theodor Herzl a personal Bible. It was a gift with a...

Marvin Goldman in his New York City apartment, home to his El Al museum.

El Al memorabilia — to the ceiling

By Manny Strumpf NEW YORK — Walking into Marvin Goldman’s apartment on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is like entering a museum dedicated to El Al, Israel’s...