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Backgammon tournament organized by Kulna Yerushalayim.

Backgammon is social unifier in Jerusalem

By Larry Luxner JERUSALEM — On a balmy evening recently, Arabs and Jews trickled into a leper colony in a leafy neighborhood in Jerusalem, the pulsating rhythms of...

Paul Rudd as Moe Berg

Berg went from catcher to spy

NEW YORK — It’s rare enough for a Jewish baseball player to make it to the major leagues. A New York Jew named Moe Berg took it even a step further — he added war...

Rami Gershon, Israel national soccer team, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Do geopolitics keep Israel out of the World Cup?

Following the World Cup? Wondering why Israel is almost never a participant, even though it has a better side than some other participants from its region (see: Saudia...

Pnina Shor of IAA

Dead Sea Scrolls rotated

closing time at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on June 5. Volunteers exiting out of the service entrance deposit their keys and head home with the public —...

Saint Petersburg's Grand Choral Synagogue will open its doors for World Cup fans.

Ahead of World Cup, Russian Jewish communities prepare to open their doors

By Yehuda Sugar, JNS via Chabad.org If Rostov-on-Don Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Chaim Danzinger has his way, thousands of Jewish soccer fans who will descend on his...

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...