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The Anati brothers, from left, Emmanuel, Andrea and Bubi. (Tamar Tal Anati)

Returning to the Italian cave

ROME — Renting a house in the Italian countryside and eating loads of pasta is about as blissful a vacation as they come. For the three Anati brothers, however, such a...

A scene from 'Wonder Woman' (Clay Enos/DC Comics)

‘Wonder Woman’: A message about war

By Raphael Bein “Wonder Woman” opened June 2 to immediate box office success — to the tune of $275,095,580. However it is not only monetary triumph that sets this...

A painter creates Meissen artwork at the House of Meissen near Dresden.

Exploring Dresden’s Jewish past

By Orit Arfa, JNS Cross the August Bridge over the Elbe River toward the Altstadt (Old City) of Dresden on a tour bus, and you’ll likely hear “oohs” and “aahs”...

Summer reading: The Awkward Age

How much should parents sacrifice for their kids — and vice versa — is the primary theme of Francesca Segal’s newest book, The Awkward Age (Penguin/Random House),...

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....

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...