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01/22/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

During his lifetime, Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira attracted thousands of pilgrims each year to Netivot, a town in southern Israel between Beersheva and the Gaza border.

01/15/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

The expression for snow in Amharic, the language of Ethiopia, is yäbärädo bnany — but few Ethiopians have much use for that part of the vocabulary. Until last week. When it snowed in Safed.

01/08/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Archaeological excavations west of Jerusalem have uncovered some unexpected artifacts — pottery figurines of men and horses, and other ritual items that are thought to date back some 2,700 years to the start of King David’s early reign and the period of the Jewish kingdom’s divided monarchy.

01/02/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A  blow-up cartoon character isn’t the standard way to welcome newcomers to Israel, but the four-dozen newcomers at Ben-Gurion Airport last week weren’t standard olim.

01/02/2013 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A lifelong lover of classical music, Hans Herman Kahn — native of Nuremberg, survivor of Dachau,

12/18/2012 | | Staff Writer | Lens

The latest group of Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia arrived in Israel earlier this month.

Within a few days of their arrival at the Ibim absorption center near the Gaza border,