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07/16/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

New in Tel Aviv: a chance to check out books instead of bods.

07/09/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Seventy-five years ago Kurt Stern was among some 10,000 youngsters who came alone to England, from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, as part of the Kindertransport rescue mission that brought the children, mostly Jews, to homes of families, mostly non-Jews, in the United Kingdom.

07/03/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Studying at yeshivas in Israel in 2011 during their gap year before they started college, Alex Goldberg and Aharon Watson, graduates of Yeshiva University’s Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy, learned about United Hatzalah, an independent, neighborhood-based volunteer emergency medical service that supplements the work of the country’s established Magen David Adom ambulance and blood bank service.

06/25/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Lacrosse, a sport with centuries-old tribal roots in Canada and fast-growing popularity in the United States, is now establishing a small presence in Israel.

06/18/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

About 90 percent of the young women who graduated last week from the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls — aka “Central” — in Holliswood, Queens, are headed to Israel for a year of de rigueur, pre-college study in an advanced Jewish learning seminary.

06/11/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Some members of the Jewish community objected two decades ago when a group of nuns, in a spirit of penance for the Holocaust, tried to build a convent on the grounds of Auschwitz. The Catholics’ prayers, charged the critics, were inappropriate at a site where millions of Jews were murdered.