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A still from 'Sobibor'. (Courtesy Rosiya Segondiya)

The story of Sobibor

MOSCOW — A decade ago, relatively few people in Russia even knew about the existence of Sobibor, the smallest-scale facility of the six killing centers that the Nazis...

A painting of Leonard Cohen towering above Crescent Street in downtown Montreal.

In the footsteps of Leonard Cohen

MONTREAL — Just inside the gate of the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue off Boulevard du Mont Royal, a gravestone bears an unusual Star of David, the sharp angles of its two...

Leonard Bernstein pictured in 1970 in London.(Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty)

Celebrating Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary gift

NEW YORK — From his birthplace in Boston to New York, Berlin, South Africa, China and Israel, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), the larger-than-life conductor, pianist,...

Rabbi Chaplain Robert Marcus, far left, with Jewish soldiers in 1944. (Tamara Green and Roberta Marcus Leiner)

‘GI Jews’ in WW II: the anti-Semitism they faced

NEW YORK — “GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WW II” begins as many Holocaust documentaries do, with a history of the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany mixed with...

'Iris Apfel,' right, and the Barbie she 'styled,' left.

Barbie immortalizes fashion guru Apfel

Mattel toys has announced a new Barbie doll honoring Iris Apfel, the 96-year-old Jewish fashion guru. The Apfel doll wears the same green Gucci suit and jewels that the...

Stephane Legar the YouTube sensation, left; and the IDF soldier, right. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Israel’s latest social media sensation is a Togolese Christian

By Mara Vigevani As he walks in downtown Tel Aviv near the trendy Sarona market, Stephane Legar is stopped time after time by adoring teens asking him to pose for a...

Jewish actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy on the set of 'Star Trek.'

Exhibit explores ‘Jews in Space’

By Shiryn Solny A new exhibition debuted in New York last week that explores the connection between Jews and something outside of our own world: outer space. At the...

Posters for 'Black Panther' at Edwards Houston Marq'e Stadium in Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty)

Black Panther — a Jewish creation

LOS ANGELES — If you have checked in on the pop culture zeitgeist at all in the past week, you know that the film “Black Panther” is breaking box office records...

Vegan Birthright participants Daniela Perednik and Idan Horowitz.

Israel is tops for vegan tourism

“It’s been quite a revelation for me that you can be in a country for six days and get vegetarian and vegan food all the time. I have traveled to many countries and...

The former synagogue in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (Wikipedia)

Interactive map lets you discover Europe’s synagogues

LONDON — Europe has 3,318 synagogues, according to a new British organization that unveiled what it said was the first-ever pan-continental study of Jewish houses of...