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

A Day Of Bonfires And Pride

05/13/2014
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For a minor holiday, Lag b’Omer draws a major crowd.

The 33rd day in the Sefira period of counting the Omer daily between Passover and Shavuot (lag is the Hebrew acronym for 33), Lag b’Omer has grown into a celebration that crosses the nation in Israel, and crosses denominational barriers in the United States.

Bonfires and pride, on Lag b'Omer. Getty Images

For Israel’s President, A Tour Of Innovation

05/06/2014
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Seventy-five years after it was founded on the Tel Aviv shore by a group of German immigrants as a soup kitchen for destitute European refugees, the Reuth Medical & Rehabilitation Center recently played host to President Shimon Peres, who came to witness a recent example of the hospital’s innovative research.

A medical center is doing research that could help stop the spread of infections in hospitals. Courtesy of Reuth Medical Center

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
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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
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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
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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
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