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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...

Ronaldinho in Jerusalem. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Ronaldinho opens soccer academy in Israel

The Brazilian soccer idol Ronaldinho has launched a soccer school in Israel aimed at both native-born and immigrant children and youths. Ronaldinho, who was in Israel...

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...

Gino Bartali (Wikipedia)

Giro champion Gino Bartali will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship

By Mira Vigevani Gino Bartali, three-time winner of the Giro d’Italia and twice of the Tour de France in the 1930s, will be posthumously awarded Israeli citizenship...

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...

Astro Alex Bregman in action against the LAD Didgers during game seven of the 2017 World Series. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

Winning Alex Bregman looks forward to Astros’ season

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Sitting on a couch near his locker at the Houston Astros’ spring training facility here in mid-March, Alex Bregman is reflecting about an...

'Iris Apfel,' right, and the Barbie she 'styled,' left.

Barbie immortalizes fashion guru Apfel

Mattel toys has announced a new Barbie doll honoring Iris Apfel, the 96-year-old Jewish fashion guru. The Apfel doll wears the same green Gucci suit and jewels that the...