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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...

CyberGirlz at work.

Closing the STEM gender gap

By Larry Luxner TEL AVIV — Tali Ben Aroya knows what it’s like to feel intimidated. As the founder of an Israeli social network startup, she recalls more than once...

The Jewish cemetery in Frampol, Poland

Nazi photos help preserve Jewish cemeteries

LUBLIN, Poland — When German air force pilots took aerial photographs of western Ukraine in 1941, they did it to help Nazi Germany defeat the Soviet Union in a war...

Prague's Spanish Synagogue.

Torah scroll’s return reaffirms Prague’s Jewish identity

By Margarita Gokun Silver PRAGUE — A new Torah scroll is being used in this historic city by one of its two Reform Jewish congregations to welcome the High Holidays...

Solomon Alexander Hart depicts Simchat Torah in Leghorn, Italy. (Wikimedia)

Steinsaltz offers new type of commentary on the Torah

On Simchat Torah this Tuesday, the last piece in the Torah is finished and the first piece — Genesis — is begun. The just published, new type of commentary on the...