Lens

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

Space In Their Schedules For Science Experiments

04/29/2014
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Like many Americans, some eighth- and ninth-grade day school students from Livingston, N.J., will be eagerly following next week’s launch of a Space X rocket and experiments later this year on the International Space Station.

Courtesy of Kushner Yeshivas

‘Friendly’ Display Of Lacrosse Skills

04/14/2014
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It was a day of blue and white, of orange and green.

On a recent Sunday morning, men’s lacrosse teams from Israel and Ireland met for a “friendly” — sports talk for an exhibition game or match — at Centre Island Beach Park in Bayville, L.I., near the edge of the Long Island Sound.

Lacrosse in motion. Robert Berkenblit

Preparing For Pesach

04/08/2014
Staff Writer

Jewish tradition suggests that preparation for Passover starts 30 days before the holiday starts. In other words, right after Purim.

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A Vintage Event For Kosher Wines

04/01/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

On Monday night, 19 wineries, wine stores and wine importers offered hundreds of selections at The Jewish Week’s fifth annual Grand Kosher Wine Tasting. The event, held at City Winery, the airy event space on Varick Street in Manhattan, was timed to arrive on the heels of the last month’s publication of The Jewish Week’s 2014 Kosher Wine Guide.

Photo By Michael Datikash

Yeshiva University's Day Of Celebration

03/25/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

On the streets of Washington Heights and inside the Nathan Lamport Auditorium on the Yeshiva University campus, the YU community on Sunday marked the largest number of rabbis it has ever ordained on one day.

Courtesy of Yeshiva University

LES Chicken Soup Lessons

Historic Lower East Side synagogue hosts how-to.

03/18/2014
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Sophie Kaufman, an intern at The Museum at Eldridge Street, proposed a few months ago that the museum host a chicken soup-making demonstration.

Students learn an old-fashioned lesson. Michael Datikash/JW

‘Rewrite Our Narrative’

03/11/2014
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When it comes to the relationship between young Jews in America and the State of Israel, “the next 10 years will be crucial,” says journalist Ari Shavit, author of the highly acclaimed new book “My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel” (Spiegel & Grau). Shavit, who has been making the rounds of American universities talking about his book, says the issue is the most important one on the Jewish agenda; one that calls for “dramatic change,” requiring more openness in discussing the Jewish state’s remarkable successes as well as its moral flaws. “Israel is not Goliath, but David,” Shavit said.

Photo By Michael Datikash

Sandstorms Hit Israel

03/04/2014
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A severe sandstorm struck Israel this week for the second time in two years, disrupting air travel, increasing air pollution and forcing persons with respiratory problems to remain indoors.

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Matzah Time In Newark

02/25/2014
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The first seder is more than six weeks away, but it’s the heart of the Passover season at the Manischewitz production facility in Newark, N.J.

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