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

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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Biking For Worthy Causes

08/05/2014
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Last week was a busy week for the People of the Bike. Two groups of Jewish New Yorkers held long-distance bike rides for their respective causes.

Courtesy of Chai Lifeline

Israel’s War-torn Three Weeks

07/29/2014
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For traditional Jews, the Three Weeks are the darkest period on the Hebrew calendar. The period, which starts on the 17th day of Tammuz and ends on the ninth day of Av (Tisha b’Av, next Tuesday) when both Holy Temples in ancient Jerusalem fell, to the Babylonians and Romans, respectively.

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At Lacrosse Championship, Honor But No Medals, For Israeli Athletes

07/22/2014
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Israel, international lacrosse power?

Not yet. But four years after the sport that developed as a military training exercise among indigenous residents of the United States and Canada centuries ago was introduced in Israel, Israel’s men’s national lacrosse team ended its first appearance in last week’s World Lacrosse Championship with a seventh-place world ranking.

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