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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...

Nancy Spielberg

Nancy Spielberg, Choices speaker, likes ‘unsung heroes’

When Nancy Spielberg interviewed the US Armed Forces veterans who helped found the air force of the State of Israel, they didn’t brag about their achievements. “I...

Aharon_Appelfeld (Ulf Andersen/Getty)

Appelfeld was a writer of great elusiveness, paradox

By Thane Rosenbaum Arguably the world’s greatest writer of fiction about the world’s foremost nonfiction atrocity, the Holocaust, died Jan. 4 in Israel. Aharon...

Alan Cohl, left, and Noam Cohen surveying the site of their distillery.

Trailblazing bourbon-style whiskey in Israel

By Eliana Rudee Noam Cohen and Alan Cohl are confident that their new breed of whiskey will echo Israel’s success in making the desert bloom. They are creating...

S.Y. Agnon (Agnon House)

Paradox: Agnon better in English

Out of all the experiences I have had over the 23 years I have lived in Israel, a recent excursion to a Steimatzky bookseller on Jerusalem’s Emek Refaim Street may...

Young Arab hockey players practicing on rollerblades in Nazareth.

Meet the Nazareth Tigers, Israel’s Arab ice hockey team

By Larry Luxner NAZARETH, Israel — On a recent Friday evening, as prayers from nearby mosques blared over loudspeakers and the sun dipped below a horizon dotted with...

Happy Chanukah! IJN Doris Sky Chanukah Coloring Contest Winners 2017

CHANUKAH 5778 Creativity, color, content! A great deal of creativity and cleverness shone through in this year’s entries. The young artists used a variety of media,...