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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.

08/05/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Last week was a busy week for the People of the Bike. Two groups of Jewish New Yorkers held long-distance bike rides for their respective causes.

07/29/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

For traditional Jews, the Three Weeks are the darkest period on the Hebrew calendar. The period, which starts on the 17th day of Tammuz and ends on the ninth day of Av (Tisha b’Av, next Tuesday) when both Holy Temples in ancient Jerusalem fell, to the Babylonians and Romans, respectively.