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Photos capture mystique of the Dead Sea

By Eliana Rudee In honor of 50 years of Earth Day this year, an Israeli-led photo competition by photojournalist and Dead Sea activist Noam Bedein garnered global...

Can a computer screen replace a campfire?

NEW YORK — Ask Jewish summer camp directors about the hardest part of designing a virtual camp experience for the COVID-19 era and they’ll laugh. Then they’ll say...

Tales of plague and morality

By Sharon Cohen, National Library of Israel In these tumultuous days of the coronavirus, as we all endure the weighty rules of social distancing, allow me to recommend...

Jewish museums in Munich and Vienna first to reopen in Europe

MUNICH — The Jewish Museum of Munich and the Jewish Museum of Vienna announced plans to reopen this month, making them the first Jewish museums in Europe to open doors...

Meet Shulem Lemmer, the chasid who just signed with Decca

NEW YORK — Shulem Lemmer’s singing career took a wildly positive turn over the past year. He went on a major stadium and arena tour, playing to packed houses at...

Jerusalem — via virtual reality

By Judah Kauffman JERUSALEM — Traveling as a tourist to Jerusalem right now is impossible: Those flying in would have to self-quarantine in a hotel room for two weeks....

Temple Shalom’s Jewish film series

In the fall of 2016, Joan Mullens received a call from Jane Neff, on behalf of the programming committee of Temple Shalom in Colorado Springs. Neff was interested in...

How to run a marathon — on your balcony

PARIS — Elisha Nochomovitz, a 32-year-old French Jew, was to be among the 17,000 participants in the Barcelona Marathon on March 15. But the marathon, one of...

Revisiting ‘Prince of Egypt’ during quarantine

NEW YORK — Social distancing and staying inside is hard. Thankfully, accessing good things to watch during this time is not. My reconnection with “The Prince of...

Harlan Coben: A visit to a best-selling author’s toolbox

industry hasn’t been impacted by coronavirus, and book publishing is no exception. Authors have had to cancel tours and appearances, among them The New York Times...