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Saluting ‘Smoky’ Simon, a hero of the War of Independence

Nothing really prepares you for the Smoky smile and the twinkle in an eye undimmed by nearly a century on earth. And when Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s...

Israel’s national baseball team after qualifying for the 2020 Olympic Games. (IAB)

Israeli baseball bound for Tokyo

By Daniel Ben Tal When the news broke that Israel had qualified for next July’s Tokyo Olympic Games in baseball, many locals raised an eyebrow. “Baseball? I didn’t...

Gunman opens fire near Halle, Germany synagogue on Yom Kippur; kills two

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany said the state “must protect Jewish life” in the aftermath of a shooting attack near a synagogue on Yom Kippur. On...