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

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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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.

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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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