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07/22/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Israel, international lacrosse power?

Not yet. But four years after the sport that developed as a military training exercise among indigenous residents of the United States and Canada centuries ago was introduced in Israel, Israel’s men’s national lacrosse team ended its first appearance in last week’s World Lacrosse Championship with a seventh-place world ranking.

07/15/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

If you’re in Berlin over the next few months, you can watch a Sephardic rabbi with black coat and large black kipa at the city’s Jewish Museum writing a Torah scroll.

07/08/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

For 40 recent years, half in the last days of communism and half in freedom, the modest two-story, Classical-style synagogue building on Na Potoce Street in Brandys nad Labem, in central Czech Republic, had no signs of Jewish life. The town, which had a Jewish population of 380 in 1893 and nearly 140 in the early 1930s, had no known Jewish residents after the Holocaust; the synagogue was used for a time as a pharmaceuticals warehouse and as a repository of Prague’s Jewish Museum.

07/01/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

The Jews of Hungary marked a little-known anniversary recently — the start of the Jewish community’s forced relocation into “Yellow-Star Houses” during the Nazis’ wartime occupation.

06/24/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

On one recent Friday night, the people sitting at some 80 long tables in Hangar 11 of the Tel Aviv Port made kiddush.

Then they made history.

06/17/2014 | | Editor And Publisher | Lens

Bret Stephens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wondered aloud last Thursday evening, “When will Israel be more a state than a cause?”