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'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...

Stephane Legar the YouTube sensation, left; and the IDF soldier, right. (Kobi Richter/TPS)

Israel’s latest social media sensation is a Togolese Christian

By Mara Vigevani As he walks in downtown Tel Aviv near the trendy Sarona market, Stephane Legar is stopped time after time by adoring teens asking him to pose for a...

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...

Gabriel Leitner of YU drives on a Purchase College defender, Feb. 25.

YU basketball in NCAA contest

NEW YORK — The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team has earned its first berth in the NCAA Division III basketball tournament. On Feb. 25, the Maccabees defeated...

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...

Arielle Gold at her victory ceremony. (Cameron Spencer/Getty)

Bronze for Jewish Coloradan Arielle Gold

SEOUL — American snowboarder Arielle Gold, 21, earned a bronze medal in the women’s halfpipe contest at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, Feb. 13. Gold, who is...

AJ Edelman, the 'Hebrew Hammer' (Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty)

Jews represent at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

NEW YORK — The world is about to revolve around Pyeongchang, a mountainous county in the northern half of South Korea, for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Jewish fans...

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...