08/25/2015 | | staff writer | Lens

The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in exactly one year in Rio de Janeiro, and one Israeli athlete last week marked herself as a name to watch.

08/18/2015 | | Lens

Israeli tourism officials like to brag that their country has become one of the hottest travel sites in the Middle East.

08/11/2015 | | Lens

Last Monday, some 300 people shifted attention between the Upper West Side and the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, listening to tales of uncommon motherhood, as they heard from the authors of two highly praised new books.

08/04/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Like many homeowners, Oriah and Tal Shimshoni of Ein Kerem, a scenic neighborhood in Jerusalem, came upon an unexpected find while doing repairs at their home a few years ago.

07/28/2015 | | Lens

The garden was jumping one recent night.

Actually, some 30 young girls were jumping — on the floor of Madison Square Garden.

And they were leaping and juggling and throwing hoops in the air.

07/21/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

If Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha b’Av is the saddest.

The holiday commemorates the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem, the exile that followed the sacking of the Second Temple by the Romans two millennia ago, several expulsions of Jews from European countries, and other tragedies throughout Jewish history. It has come to be the date when many Jewish tragedies, including the Holocaust, are commemorated.