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

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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Israel And The Media: Sign Of The Times

11/11/2014
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When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, few issues are as freighted as how the media, especially The New York Times, cover the story. And when there is a war on, like this summer’s hostilities in Gaza, the emotions are amped up even more. So when Daniel Gordis, the American-born Israeli author, commentator and Shalem College senior vice president, and the Times’ Ethan Bronner, the paper’s deputy national editor and former Jerusalem bureau chief, stepped into that charged landscape, it wasn’t surprising that fireworks sounded.

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A Leg Up For YU Runners

11/04/2014
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The men’s and women’s cross-country teams from Yeshiva University and Stern College legged out some top finishes in recent weeks.

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‘Little Failure’ Makes Good

10/28/2014
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Every great writer has an inspiration. Gary Shteyngart, whose novels combining hilarity and poignancy in describing the immigrant experience for Russian-born Americans have won him critical acclaim and a large readership, says he was first motivated by cheese.

Gary Shteyngart, with Jonathan Safran Foer. Hello Video and Photo Studio

A Weighty Find In East Jerusalem

10/21/2014
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It’s a yard-wide piece of limestone, weighs about a ton, is about 2,000 years old and is priceless — to archeologists, that is.

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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 thousand 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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