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Joan Nathan's Seven Sacred Species Salad.

King Solomon’s Table: Global flavors

In the world of Jewish cookbooks, there are a few writers who have become pillars. Not only do they have an encyclopedic knowledge of Jewish cuisine and history, they...

A display at the Belmonte Jewish Museum in Portugal.

Portuguese museum to crypto-Jews reopened

LISBON — The Portuguese town of Belmonte has reopened its Jewish museum — the largest in the world about crypto-Jews — following a $350,000 renovation project....

Haim Hoffmann is a German champion for the 'Imperial Beard.'

Beards and mustaches do battle

Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin would need to be blind themselves not to notice Haim Hoffmann — or rather, his weird beard — as he...

Menashe Lustig, left, and Ruben Niborski in the film 'Menashe.' (Federica Valabrega/A24)

‘Menashe’ explores chasidic world through one man’s story

BOSTON — With more than a decade’s worth of experience in the film industry, mostly in documentaries, director Joshua Weinstein has released his first feature-length...

Margaret und H. A. Rey, pictured in their home city, Hamburg. (du Vinage/ullstein bild/Getty)

An adventure worthy of Curious George

Curious George is beloved by millions of readers around the world. His adventures with the Man With the Yellow Hat impart important life lessons amidst silliness and...

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...