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Which of these two will be the Torah emoji?

Coming soon…a Torah emoji?

JERUSALEM — Designing a new emoji is not simple. Sefaria, the online free Jewish library, has found this out in recent months. The organization wanted to reach more...

Two Artillery Corps fighters and instructors in Shivta, Israel (Debbie Zimelman)

New photography book depicts women in IDF combat units

JERUSALEM — Women served as combat soldiers during Israel’s War of Independence, when the fledgling country needed all the fighters it could get. But following the...

Israeli scientists toast the revived ancient beer. (Yaniv Berman/IAA)

L’Chaim! Israeli scientists brew beer with 5,000-year-old Egyptian yeast

JERUSALEM — What kind of beer did Pharaoh drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people’s daily diet. Great powers were attributed to beer in...

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Did Maimonides invent pizza?

By Henry Abramson FERRARA, Italy — In 1983, the Italian-Israeli professor Sandra Debenedetti Stow stunned the scholarly world with an explosive article that proposed...

Peggy Guggenheim at the 24th Venice Biennale in 1948 with 'Interior,' a work by her daughter Pegeen Vail. (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation/Archivio Cameraphoto Epoche)

Peggy Guggenheim in Israel

By Karen Chernick TEL AVIV — In 1952, Israel had its third showing at the Venice Biennale, one of the world’s most prestigious art shows, with an exhibition of three...

L-r: Zachary Kutner, Cherie Karo Schwartz, Grisha Nesnevich, Estelle Nadel, Osi Sladek. (Brandon Marshall)

Local Holocaust survivors gather for concert

People queue outside the Mizel Museum Wednesday evening, April 17, for “Survivors Sing,” Denver’s first Holocaust survivors concert. Solemnity and cordiality mix...

Max the Matzah in an Amsterdam park. (JCK)

Meet Max the Matzah

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION A PAGE 2 Note: Max the Matzah appears on the front page of the IJN Passover 5779 edition, published April 19, 2019. AMSTERDAM — Anywhere else in...

A spread from 'The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank'.

Anne Frank adaptation told through cat’s eyes

PASSOVER 5779 SECTION C PAGE 13 of the oldest pieces of Holocaust literature, and perhaps one of the most powerful and enduring, is a diary written by a teenage girl....

Shimon Lev, curator, in front of ‘The Mount: A Photographic Journey to Temple Mount,’ at the Tow- er of David Museum, Jerusalem.

In Jerusalem, a photographic history of Temple Mount

By Judy Lash Balint A few years ago, The New York Times called Temple Mount “the world’s most contested piece of real estate.” This week, a new exhibit of...

Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch (Julieta Cervantes)

Sorkin revives ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

NEW YORK — Aaron Sorkin gets that the question is a joke and, no, he responds, he didn’t tackle a stage version of “To Kill A Mockingbird” because “Gone With...