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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...

Diane Kruger in a scene from 'In the Fade.' (Screenshot from YouTube)

Jewish-themed movies among 2018 Oscar shortlist

LOS ANGELES — With the Academy Awards on the horizon, there is no shortage of high-quality films to see in theaters and on the small screen. Here are five of the best...

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg, Choices speaker, likes ‘unsung heroes’

When Nancy Spielberg interviewed the US Armed Forces veterans who helped found the air force of the State of Israel, they didn’t brag about their achievements. “I...

Aharon_Appelfeld (Ulf Andersen/Getty)

Appelfeld was a writer of great elusiveness, paradox

By Thane Rosenbaum Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Jan. 4 in Israel. Aharon...

Alan Cohl, left, and Noam Cohen surveying the site of their distillery.

Trailblazing bourbon-style whiskey in Israel

By Eliana Rudee Noam Cohen and Alan Cohl are confident that their new breed of whiskey will echo Israel’s success in making the desert bloom. They are creating...

S.Y. Agnon (Agnon House)

Paradox: Agnon better in English

Out of all the experiences I have had over the 23 years I have lived in Israel, a recent excursion to a Steimatzky bookseller on Jerusalem’s Emek Refaim Street may...

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2017

CHANUKAH 5778 Creativity, color, content! A great deal of creativity and cleverness shone through in this year’s entries. The young artists used a variety of media,...