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Replicas of Michelangelo's frescoes from the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel up close — a traveling exhibition

who’s coming to Colorado on the Fourth of July. How about Adam and Eve, Noah, Esther and Haman, a wide assortment of prophets — not to mention the Entity who created...

US Women's National Team

Women’s World Cup Jewish fun facts

By Emily Burack PARIS — There aren’t any Jewish players that we know of at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7 in France. The...

Conductor of Jerusalem East and West Orchestra

Jerusalem East and West Orchestra blends voices

When we think of orchestra music, the usual suspects spring to mind: Beethoven, Vivaldi, Schumann and the like. But are their symphonies the only ones that deserve the...

Which of these two will be the Torah emoji?

Coming soon…a Torah emoji?

JERUSALEM — Designing a new emoji is not simple. Sefaria, the online free Jewish library, has found this out in recent months. The organization wanted to reach more...

Two Artillery Corps fighters and instructors in Shivta, Israel (Debbie Zimelman)

New photography book depicts women in IDF combat units

JERUSALEM — Women served as combat soldiers during Israel’s War of Independence, when the fledgling country needed all the fighters it could get. But following the...

Players from Chelsea and the New England Revolution vie in a charity match at Gillette Stadium, May 15, 2019.

International soccer match fights hate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the New England Revolution and England’s Chelsea Football Club took the field on a chilly evening in mid-May at Gillette Stadium, home of...

Israeli scientists toast the revived ancient beer. (Yaniv Berman/IAA)

L’Chaim! Israeli scientists brew beer with 5,000-year-old Egyptian yeast

JERUSALEM — What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people’s daily diet. Great powers were attributed to beer in...

Sammy Sadovnik. (Telemundo Deportes)

‘Gooooooaaaal!’ — then, off to visit Israel

By Emily Burack MIAMI — Viewers of soccer on Telemundo are likely familiar with the “gooooooooaaaal” call that their announcers helped make famous. Those who’ve...

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Did Maimonides invent pizza?

By Henry Abramson FERRARA, Italy — In 1983, the Italian-Israeli professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow stunned the scholarly world with an explosive article that proposed...

Peggy Guggenheim at the 24th Venice Biennale in 1948 with 'Interior,' a work by her daughter Pegeen Vail. (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche)

Peggy Guggenheim in Israel

By Karen Chernick TEL AVIV — In 1952, Israel had its third showing at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art shows, with an exhibition of three...