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Rachel Freier, center, is the protagonist of '93Queen'. (Julieta Cervantes)

’93Queen’ explores female Orthodox EMT group

NEW YORK — Like many heavily Orthodox sections of Brooklyn, Borough Park has been served for decades by an all-male volunteer ambulance corps called Hatzalah. The...

Backgammon tournament organized by Kulna Yerushalayim.

Backgammon is social unifier in Jerusalem

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — On a balmy evening recently, Arabs and Jews trickled into a leper colony in a leafy neighborhood in Jerusalem, the pulsating rhythms of...

Paul Rudd as Moe Berg

Berg went from catcher to spy

NEW YORK — It’s rare enough for a Jewish baseball player to make it to the major leagues. A New York Jew named Moe Berg took it even a step further — he added war...

Pnina Shor of IAA

Dead Sea Scrolls rotated

closing time at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on June 5. Volunteers exiting out of the service entrance deposit their keys and head home with the public...

Beer Bazaar, a craft beer shop in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market.

Mahane Yehuda: Hip hangout by night

JERUSALEM — In another life, Kobi Frig would have been sitting behind vats of spices in Jerusalem’s bustling, labyrinthine Mahane Yehuda market, hawking paprika,...

Alden Ehrenreich (Frazer Harrison/Getty)

New Han Solo is a nice Jewish boy from LA

LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars” fans are eagerly awaiting the franchise’s latest film, “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” As its title suggests, the flick focuses on Han...

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...