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10/22/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

The cuisine and the chefs in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district last week were a fusion of two cultures.

For four days, two haute cuisine chefs, chums from the Food Network, Eric Greenspan, in dark T-short, and Roberto Treviño, combined their culinary skills at what they know best: Jewish cooking and Latin cooking, respectively.

10/15/2013 | | Lens

What keeps Abraham Foxman, the national direct of the Anti-Defamation League, up at night?

10/01/2013 | | Text By Steve Lipman | Lens

This month marks a minor anniversary in Israel — the “Lonely Planet” travel guide publisher a year ago placed Israel’s Negev desert second on its list of the world’s top 10 regional travel destinations for 2013.

“For decades the Negev was regarded as nothing but a desolate desert,” the guide stated. “But today, this region is a giant greenhouse of development. Think eco-villages, spa resorts and even wineries. In the next few years a new international airport at Timna is scheduled to open, followed by a high-speed railway to Eilat and more hotels.”

09/24/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Don’t let your eyes fool you.

It’s not a real Jewish wedding.

The “bride” and “groom” aren’t really Jewish. Either are most of the “parents” or the “rabbi.”

But the Jewish spirit was real.

09/17/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Within the bounds of Jewish law, creativity over the years has brought forth a wide range of sukkah huts for the observance of the Sukkot holiday. There are huts on flatbed trucks and those whose walls are canvas and wood and ply-glass.

09/10/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

With the New Year come and gone, however early it feels, we must also say goodbye to summer and its pleasures. This past season, one of them was Orly Genger’s massive Madison Square Park rope sculptures: Red, Yellow and Blue, which dominated the Flatiron District’s green space from May 2 through Sept. 8.