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Jack Hughes

Teen is first Jewish No. 1 overall pick in NHL draft

NEW YORK — Jack Hughes, even at 18, is no stranger to making history. And now he’s done it again, becoming the first Jewish player to be drafted No. 1 overall by the...

Moe Berg

‘The Spy Behind Home Plate’

Aviva Kempner’s “The Spy Behind Home Plate,” opening June 28 at Chez Artiste, is the first feature-length documentary to tell the real story of Morris “Moe”...

The cast of 'Shtisel'

The ‘Shtisel’ mania

NEW YORK — Would the builders of New York’s Temple Emanu-El ever have imagined that their congregation’s sanctuary would one day be packed to the balconies with...

Replicas of Michelangelo's frescoes from the Sistine Chapel.

Sistine Chapel up close — a traveling exhibition

who’s coming to Colorado on the Fourth of July. How about Adam and Eve, Noah, Esther and Haman, a wide assortment of prophets — not to mention the Entity who created...

US Women's National Team

Women’s World Cup Jewish fun facts

By Emily Burack PARIS — There aren’t any Jewish players that we know of at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup, which runs from June 7 to July 7 in France. The...

Conductor of Jerusalem East and West Orchestra

Jerusalem East and West Orchestra blends voices

When we think of orchestra music, the usual suspects spring to mind: Beethoven, Vivaldi, Schumann and the like. But are their symphonies the only ones that deserve the...

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...

Players from Chelsea and the New England Revolution vie in a charity match at Gillette Stadium, May 15, 2019.

International soccer match fights hate

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When the New England Revolution and England’s Chelsea Football Club took the field on a chilly evening in mid-May at Gillette Stadium, home of...

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...