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Withdrawal symptoms — effects of Gaza disengagement

CHANUKAH 5781 SECTION E, PAGE 12 Levy is an Israeli writer, a mother of four and an observant Jew who resides in Tekoa, part of the Gush Etzion bloc of settlements on...

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2020

CHANUKAH 5781 Way to Go, Young Artists! Social distancing and remote learning did not deter dozens of children in Colorado from channeling their creativity into clever...

Teen makes history as highest Israeli NBA draft pick

By Marc Brodsky WASHINGTON — Deni Avdija, the 19-year-old Israeli basketball phenom, was taken by the Washington Wizards with the ninth overall pick of the NBA Draft...

Lifetime Achievement Award for novelist Walter Mosley

NEW YORK — Black Jewish novelist Walter Mosley received one of the National Book Foundation’s highest honors on Nov. 18: the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to...

‘Tehran’ explores complex identity of Iranian-Jews

By Lior Zaltzman NEW YORK — It all started in 2014, with an email that arrived in Dana Eden’s inbox with the subject line: “Tehran.” “I said to myself, ‘Oh...

Israeli Foreign Ministry embraces Singles Day

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Foreign Ministry took on the role of the shadchan, or traditional Jewish matchmaker, on Nov. 11, offering to help set up social media users in...

Alex Trebek’s Jewish moments

By Philissa Cramer NEW YORK — Alex Trebek, the beloved baritone host of “Jeopardy!,” died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, Nov. 8, at 80. In his 36 years as host of...

Israel’s most unlikely sport? Bobsledding

Adam “AJ” Edelman’s first skeleton race representing the Israel Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation was a disaster. The former ice-hockey goalie and speed skater was...

Gadot’s Cleopatra isn’t the first to stir controversy

NEW YORK — After Israeli actress Gal Gadot announced last weekend that she would play the legendary Egyptian queen in a blockbuster movie, it didn’t take long for...

Trove of paintings hidden for 78 years

By Toby Axelrod PRAGUE — Plans are under way to find a home for a huge trove of works by a nearly forgotten Jewish artist that was uncovered 78 years after her death...