12/24/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

An anniversary marking an act of extraordinary horror in India was observed recently with ordinary kindness.

12/16/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Chanukah, which began at sundown on Dec. 16, is considered a minor holiday in Judaism, but Israelis have adopted several traditions to make sure it is observed.

12/09/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

The Israeli flag wasn’t raised at the World Swimming Championships in Qatar that ended this week — no Israeli athletes reached the medals stand.

12/02/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Skiing season will start soon in Israel.

But if the past is any indication, it won’t last long; as short as two days in 2010; in 1999, no days at all.

11/25/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Calcutta (now known as Kolkata), the capital of West Bengal, was once home to a flourishing Jewish community, dating back to the 1700s, mostly Jews from Iraq and Syria who traveled to Asia for commerce. Among the prominent Jews there was a conductor of the now-defunct Symphony Orchestra.

11/18/2014 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Wan Nadel, a 94-year-old native of Brooklyn who now lives in Jerusalem, was honored on his birthday at an Israeli Army base near the capital this week.