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03/25/2014 | | Special To The Jewish Week | Lens

On the streets of Washington Heights and inside the Nathan Lamport Auditorium on the Yeshiva University campus, the YU community on Sunday marked the largest number of rabbis it has ever ordained on one day.

03/18/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Sophie Kaufman, an intern at The Museum at Eldridge Street, proposed a few months ago that the museum host a chicken soup-making demonstration.

03/11/2014 | | Managing Editor | Lens

When it comes to the relationship between young Jews in America and the State of Israel, “the next 10 years will be crucial,” says journalist Ari Shavit, author of the highly acclaimed new book “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” (Spiegel & Grau). Shavit, who has been making the rounds of American universities talking about his book, says the issue is the most important one on the Jewish agenda; one that calls for “dramatic change,” requiring more openness in discussing the Jewish state’s remarkable successes as well as its moral flaws. “Israel is not Goliath, but David,” Shavit said.

03/04/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A severe sandstorm struck Israel this week for the second time in two years, disrupting air travel, increasing air pollution and forcing persons with respiratory problems to remain indoors.

02/25/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

The first seder is more than six weeks away, but it’s the heart of the Passover season at the Manischewitz production facility in Newark, N.J.

02/18/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Archeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have unearthed a building in the southern part of the country that they describe as a 1,500-year-old Christian church.