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The JW's weekly photo feature, often showcasing the work of photographer Michael Datikash.

A Samaritan Sukkot

10/14/2014
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Like the six million Jews who live in Israel, the country’s 750 Samaritans have celebrated the holiday of Sukkot for the last week — but they do it differently.

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Sukkot Comes To The Promised Land

10/08/2014
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In Jewish tradition, Sukkot is known as one of the pilgrimage festivals, one of the three times each year when people from around the Holy Land would head to Jerusalem to worship and celebrate at the ancient Temples.

The perfect etrog.

Preparing The Wall For The High Holidays

10/01/2014
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According to legend, a destitute man came to a rabbinic sage in Jerusalem in the middle of the 18th century, complaining of his economic plight. The rabbi’s advice: He wrote an amulet on parchment and instructed the man to place it between the stones of what was then called the Wailing Wall.

Jewish Flavor At Climate March

09/24/2014
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Several hundred members of the Jewish community got a head start on High Holy Days shofar blowing on Sunday — sounding a Jewish alarm, so to speak, about the issue of global warming.

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Remembering The Jews Of Wartime Shanghai

09/16/2014
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During World War II, while most of the world’s countries shut their doors to Europe’s endangered Jewish population, Shanghai, a Chinese city under Japanese occupation, opened its own.

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Centennial Celebration, With Sunflowers

09/09/2014
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One hundred years, 1,000 sunflowers.

That was photographer Frederic Brenner’s idea for a centennial birthday portrait of his dear friend Ralph Goldman, the esteemed honorary executive director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

Photo by Frederic Brenner

Israel’s Newest Collection Of Old Coins

09/02/2014
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A boxful of coins turned up near Jerusalem one recent day, but no one’s spending them.

The coins are 2,000 years old.

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Pitcher Hits Home Run For Camp Simcha Kids

08/26/2014
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Some youngsters at Camp Simcha got a baseball star’s autograph on a jersey last week, others on a baseball cap.

And for some kids at the Catskills camp for children with cancer and other blood-related diseases, a visit by New York Yankees ace pitcher CC Sabathia was a heady experience.

Courtesy of Camp Simcha

For Two Days In Israel, A New York State Of Mind

08/19/2014
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election, made his first overseas trip as the state’s chief executive to Israel last week.

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At This Pro-Israel Rally, The Media Was The Message

08/12/2014
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A group of local pro-Israel activists got together a few weeks ago and discovered they shared a distaste for the way Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s war against Hamas terrorists in Gaza, was being portrayed by much of the media in this country.

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