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‘Window Stories’ in Jerusalem

By Alexandra Morrison The vision of Jerusalem artist Yoram Amir has come to fruition — after his passing. “Window Stories,” an installation in the Gan Ha-Sus...

Dutch museum opts to keep paintings acquired during the Holocaust

AMSTERDAM — Following a protracted legal fight, the family of Irma Klein last year finally got Dutch restitution officials to recognize that the Nazi occupation forced...

Kais Nashif

In ‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ Salam inhabits two worlds

NEW YORK — In “Tel Aviv on Fire,” the main character travels every day between Ramallah and Jerusalem. In the Palestinian city, Salam works as a production...

Great Synagogue Vilnius

Excavations reveal inscriptions, bimah of Vilna’s Great Synagogue

VILNIUS, Lithuania — While excavating the premises of the Great Synagogue of Vilna complex in Vilnius’ old town, archaeologists have unveiled two out of four pillars...

1963 Topps Sandy Koufax

Philip Roth’s possessions to be auctioned

NEW YORK — There are fans of Philip Roth who enjoy his books. Then there are the fans who want to own his typewriters. The latter have their shot: Some of the late...

Pathways to Freedom Boston

Boston public art installation inspired by Passover

BOSTON— A Passover-themed work of public art produced by a Jewish arts and cultural organization here was named one of the country’s top 50 public arts installations...

Mad Magazine to cease publication

NEW YORK — The satirical Mad magazine, known for its iconic mascot Alfred E. Neuman, will soon be coming off newsstands and will stop publishing new content. DC...

Amuletic jewelry exhibit explores Jewish-Arab links

By Eliana Rudee The Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem, with a mission of promoting interfaith dialogue, has opened a “past and present” jewelry exhibit featuring a...

Moe Berg

‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’

Aviva Kempner’s “The Spy Behind Home Plate,” opening June 28 at Chez Artiste, is the first feature-length documentary to tell the real story of Morris “Moe”...

The cast of 'Shtisel'

The ‘Shtisel’ mania

NEW YORK — Would the builders of New York’s Temple Emanu-El ever have imagined that their congregation’s sanctuary would one day be packed to the balconies with...