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Robert De Niro on the set of "Wizard Of Lies" on October 12, 2015 in New York City. (Bobby Bank/GC Images)

Bobby as Bernie: De Niro’s Jewish roles

Yeah, I’m talking to you, De Niro. What’s with your short list of Jewish roles? Of course, Robert De Niro is not Jewish. The two-time Academy Award-winner is best...

Aerial view of the work in the Caesarea harbor. (Griffin Aerial Photography)

Israel Antiquities Authority to overhaul Caesarea

The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and Caesarea Development Corporation announced on April 26 the allocation of more than 100 million shekels (around $27.5 million) to...

Graves and gates on the Mount of Olives Cemetery in Jerusalem.

Mt. of Olives to get visitor center

The Jerusalem municipality has announced plans to build a visitor center at the Mount of Olives, the oldest Jewish cemetery in the world, which overlooks the Temple...

Ever wish you could go back to Jewish summer camp?

NEW YORK — The campers wake up in their cabins on Friday morning, dress and go to breakfast. Next comes a range of activities — arts and crafts, archery, kickball....

Alejandro Eskenazi, Havana native, now pitches in Israel. (Hillel Kuttler)

From Havana to coaching Israeli baseball

PASSOVER EDITION 5777SECTION C PAGE 12 TEL AVIV — Unlike the dangerous maritime escapes attempted by some of his fellow Cuban baseball players, the worst Alejandro...

Chef Michael Solomonov sampling the wonders of the Levinsky Market in Tel Aviv.

‘In Search of Israeli Cuisine:’ Not just about falafel

By Lucy Cohn Blatter JERUSALEM — “I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus.” That was the perception of Israeli cuisine that filmmaker Roger...

Hayim Nahman Bialike (Wikimedia)

Bialik’s life story places his poetry in new light

I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder what Sarah Bernhardt or Benjamin...

Jessica Chastain as Antonina Zabinski in 'The Zookeeper's Wife'. (Focus Features)

Jessica Chastain stars as ‘Zookeeper’s Wife’

NEW YORK — Strong women are right in actor Jessica Chastain’s wheelhouse. There’s Maya, the fictional CIA agent in “Zero Dark Thirty,” whose work led Seal Team...

Infielder Cody Decker of Team Israel holds team mascot The Mensch on the Bensch in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty)

Team Israel baseball gear a home run with kvelling fans

TEL AVIV — A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins didn’t know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic,...

Josh Zeid celebrating Israel's win over South Korea. (Getty)

Jamaican bobsledders…Israeli baseball players

Team Israel is steaming ahead in the World Baseball Classic. The team defeated Korea in the first game of the World Baseball Classic, 2-1, in the 10th inning on Monday,...