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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,...

Csanad Szegedi, left, with Rabbi Boruch Oberlander. (AJH Films)

‘Keep Quiet’

The story of Csanad Szegedi is as unlikely as it is fascinating. And what’s really surprising is how little coverage it has received. That has all changed now with the...

Marlee Matlin (Jack Jason)

Marlee Matin in conversation

NEW YORK — Thirty years ago, Marlee Matlin became the only deaf actor to win an Academy Award. In 1986, at age 21, she starred in the drama, “Children of a Lesser...

Left: Team Israel Manager Jerry Weinstein, r, chats with Peter Kurz. Right: Team Israel catch Ryan Lavarnway on a team tour to Israel last month.

Team Israel prepares for World Baseball

When Team Israel heads to South Korea to compete in the World Baseball Classic next week, they’ll be taking a bit of Colorado with them. Quite a bit, actually. The...

Joe Feingold and Brianna Perez in the Oscar-nominated short documentary 'Joe's Violin.'

Oscar speech? Holocaust survivor and his violin

NEW YORK — Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28. Not to jinx...

Excavators explore the interior of the newly discovered cave in Qumran. (Ashernet)

Another Qumran cave discovered

QUMRAN, West Bank — Archaeologists have discovered another cave in Qumran. The discovery was made by Dr. Oren Gutfeld and Ahiad Ovadia from the Hebrew University of...

Patriot Martellus Bennett, shown here in a game against the San Francisco 49ers, is one of the players slated to visit Israel. (Ezra Shaw/Getty)

NFL players will play exhibition game in Israel

JERUSALEM — A group of National Football Leaguers will visit Israel and play an exhibition game against a squad from the Israel Football Assn. Israel’s tourism and...