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11/01/2012 | | Lens

On a small, circular reflecting pool in the center of Berlin, across from the Reichstag parliament building, a memorial to some of the often-forgotten victims of the Third Reich was dedicated last week.

10/23/2012 | | Lens

Last Tuesday evening there was a presidential debate and a Yankees playoff game. But more than 250 people turned out at Park Avenue Synagogue to hear, and participate in, a discussion on “The Observant Life: The Wisdom of Conservative Judaism for Contemporary Judaism,” a major work published last spring by the Rabbinical Assembly, the rabbinic arm of the movement.

10/16/2012 | | Lens

Hanneli Pick-Goslar was a childhood friend of Anne Frank.

10/10/2012 | | Lens

This time, all the hot air wasn’t in the Knesset.

10/03/2012 | | Staff Writer | Lens

For two days in 1941, in the period between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, a ravine on the outskirts of Kiev became of symbol of the Holocaust’s murderous cruelty.

09/25/2012 | | Staff Writer | Lens

In Israel, you don’t have to look at a calendar to know that Sukkot is approaching.

You just have to look around.

In the Jewish state, the Jewish festival of booths — the literal meaning of Sukkot — makes its presence felt in every street, in every courtyard, in every field, on every rooftop. In every empty space that is open to the sky.