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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...

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...