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

Miss Universe Selfie Spat

01/21/2015
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When can beauty pageants turn ugly? When Middle East politics get involved.

A selfie featuring Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon smiling side by side ignited a raging debate between Israel and much of the Arab world over the weekend.

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Winter Dumps On Israel

01/13/2015
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An early winter cold snap that struck much of the Middle East last week left most of Israel shivering. The snow across the length and breadth of the Jewish state closed schools and major roads, knocked down power lines, and sent Israelis scurrying for electric heaters and rarely needed cold weather clothing.

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A Package Tour

01/07/2015
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A  group of 60 members of Central Synagogue in Manhattan, including the Reform congregation’s senior rabbi, Angela Buchdahl, and its assistant rabbi, Ari Lorge, visited Pantry Packers, a food packaging facility in Jerusalem, part of the Colel Chabad network of services for Israel’s poor and needy.

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Rallying Against French Anti-Semitism

12/30/2014
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The streets of France are becoming increasingly unsafe for Jews, and some French Jews took to the streets one recent day in protest.

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A Tragic Anniversary In India

12/24/2014
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An anniversary marking an act of extraordinary horror in India was observed recently with ordinary kindness.

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A Bite Of Tradition For Israeli Soldiers

12/16/2014
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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.

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Good Showing For Israelis At World Swimming Event

12/09/2014
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The Israeli flag wasn’t raised at the World Swimming Championships in Qatar that ended this week — no Israeli athletes reached the medals stand.

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Skiing Comes To Israel

12/02/2014
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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.

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In India, Ecumenical Support For Small Jewish Community

11/25/2014
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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.

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US Army Veteran Honored In Israel

11/18/2014
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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.

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