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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’

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 had to...

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,...

Chris Watson shows off a memento from Hapoel Beersheba's 2014-15 championship.

Black basketball players love Israel

CHANUKAH 5778SECTION A PAGE 18 NEW YORK — Chris Watson played four standout years of basketball at Niagara University, where he became one of the upstate New York...

The Light That Unites, by Aaron Goldscheider

A Haggadah for Chanukah

CHANUKAH GIFT GUIDE 2017 Books, whether Shakespearean sonnets or historical panoramas, make great Chanukah gifts. Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider’s The Light That Unites: A...

Chanah Auerbach, also known as Chef Raw Raw

Denver’s Chanah Auerbach introduces ‘clean’ eating to Jerusalem

FROM CHANUKAH FOOD Street, in the heart of Jerusalem, is a meat-lover’s paradise. The winding street, adjacent to the bustling Mahane Yehuda market, is lined with...