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Chess: Health of the mind 

Numerous countries, including Russia, Canada, Korea, Holland and Ukraine, have adopted an Israeli method for chess education developed and implemented in the coastal...

Afghan Geniza treasures on display

By Zack Rothbart, National Library of Israel Some two dozen, extremely rare treasures from the National Library of Israel’s Afghan Geniza collection are on display to...

Earliest known American Jewish novel published

BOSTON — More than a century after her death, Cora Wilburn is having her moment. With the rediscovery and recent publication of her novel Cosella Wayne: Or, Will and...

IJN Chanukah Coloring Contest underway!

At the IJN we love this time of year! The Chanukah Coloring Contest entries arriving daily add a color, brightness and holiday spirit to our regular working day. With...

Wes Anderson meets Agatha Christie in ‘Knives Out’

If Denver film festival’s opening night movie is anything to go by, area cinephiles are in for plenty of treats during the next 10 days. “Knives Out” is a Wes...

Harold Bloom dreamed in Yiddish

NEW HAVEN — Harold Bloom, the lion of American literary criticism born to a Yiddish-speaking family of Orthodox Jewish immigrants, has died at 89. Bloom, a member of...

Julie Robertson's mural of Hannah Senesh in downtown San Diego.

Japanese-American artist paints mural of Nazi fighter Hannah Senesh

OKLAHOMA CITY — Hannah Senesh may seem an unlikely motivation for Japanese-born artist Julie Robertson. But the 35-year-old Christian artist, who just spent four days...

Teens unearth 5,000-year-old city near Hadera

A 5,000-year-old metropolis, the largest uncovered in Israel to date, has been excavated near Ein Iron, northeast of Hadera. The city, which dates back to the Early...

In ‘The Spy’, Sacha Baron Cohen stars as agent Eli Cohen

NEW YORK — For “Borat,” his 2006 film, Sacha Baron Cohen went undercover as a made-up Kazakh journalist who travels America and gets unwitting targets to share his...

Architects for Babi Yar Memorial announced

KIEV — Austrian architecture bureau Querkraft Architekten and landscape architects Kieran Fraser Landscape Design, also from Austria, have been selected to design the...