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09/16/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

During World War II, while most of the world’s countries shut their doors to Europe’s endangered Jewish population, Shanghai, a Chinese city under Japanese occupation, opened its own.

09/09/2014 | | Culture Editor | Lens

One hundred years, 1,000 sunflowers.

That was photographer Frederic Brenner’s idea for a centennial birthday portrait of his dear friend Ralph Goldman, the esteemed honorary executive director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

09/02/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A boxful of coins turned up near Jerusalem one recent day, but no one’s spending them.

The coins are 2,000 years old.

08/26/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Some youngsters at Camp Simcha got a baseball star’s autograph on a jersey last week, others on a baseball cap.

And for some kids at the Catskills camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases, a visit by New York Yankees ace pitcher CC Sabathia was a heady experience.

08/19/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election, made his first overseas trip as the state’s chief executive to Israel last week.

08/12/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A group of local pro-Israel activists got together a few weeks ago and discovered they shared a distaste for the way Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza, was being portrayed by much of the media in this country.