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06/10/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Many weeks during the year, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein finds himself in rural, impoverished areas of the former Soviet Union, delivering food packages and good cheer to aging members of the Jewish community.

06/03/2014 | | Editor And Publisher | Lens

Two North American-born professors living in Jerusalem agreed, sadly, that anti-Semitism is still a major factor in the wildly disproportionate and negative actions and attitudes toward the Jewish state on the international scene.

05/27/2014 | | Lens

Once, when asked by an interviewer about what he believed to be his greatest gift, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel replied, “My ability to be surprised.”

05/20/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

On Sunday, Israeli sports fans held their collective breath — the country’s perennial-powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team was playing for the Euroleague championship.

05/13/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

For a minor holiday, Lag b’Omer draws a major crowd.

The 33rd day in the Sefira period of counting the Omer daily between Passover and Shavuot (lag is the Hebrew acronym for 33), Lag b’Omer has grown into a celebration that crosses the nation in Israel, and crosses denominational barriers in the United States.

05/06/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Seventy-five years after it was founded on the Tel Aviv shore by a group of German immigrants as a soup kitchen for destitute European refugees, the Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Center recently played host to President Shimon Peres, who came to witness a recent example of the hospital’s innovative research.