Lens

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

Beach Reading, Israeli Style

07/16/2013
Staff Writer

New in Tel Aviv: a chance to check out books instead of bods.

Photo By Getty Images

A Princely Reception For Former Refugees

07/09/2013
Staff Writer

Seventy-five years ago Kurt Stern was among some 10,000 youngsters who came alone to England, from Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia, as part of the Kindertransport rescue mission that brought the children, mostly Jews, to homes of families, mostly non-Jews, in the United Kingdom.

Photo by Getty Images

Racing Here To Save Lives In Israel

07/03/2013
Staff Writer

Studying at yeshivas in Israel in 2011 during their gap year before they started college, Alex Goldberg and Aharon Watson, graduates of Yeshiva University’s Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy, learned about United Hatzalah, an independent, neighborhood-based volunteer emergency medical service that supplements the work of the country’s established Magen David Adom ambulance and blood bank service.

Photo By United Hatzalah

Making A Jewish-Arab (Lacrosse) Match In Israel

06/25/2013
Staff Writer

Lacrosse, a sport with centuries-old tribal roots in Canada and fast-growing popularity in the United States, is now establishing a small presence in Israel.

Lacrosse is becoming more popular in Israel. Olivia Burton

Israel On Her Mind

06/18/2013
Staff Writer

About 90 percent of the young women who graduated last week from the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls — aka “Central” — in Holliswood, Queens, are headed to Israel for a year of de rigueur, pre-college study in an advanced Jewish learning seminary.

These high school graduates are heading for seminary in Israel.Tony Rodriguez and Paul Brody

Prayers Of Reconciliation

06/11/2013
Staff Writer

Some members of the Jewish community objected two decades ago when a group of nuns, in a spirit of penance for the Holocaust, tried to build a convent on the grounds of Auschwitz. The Catholics’ prayers, charged the critics, were inappropriate at a site where millions of Jews were murdered.

Photo By Getty Images

Another Kite For Holocaust Refugee, After 66 Years

06/04/2013
Staff Writer

Some strangers took away Marion Sacher’s special kite in 1937.

Photos By Michael Datikash

Pushing Wendy’s On Tomato Prices

05/28/2013
Staff Writer

Wendy’s slogan is “Old fashioned hamburgers,” but the signs outside its shareholder meeting at the Sofitel Hotel in Midtown last Thursday read “Old fashioned exploitation,” carried by about a dozen rabbis protesting the corporation’s failure to sign onto the Fair Food Program.

Photo by Michael Datikash

El Al’s Parchment Passenger

05/21/2013
Staff Writer

For the last three years, El Al had a new crew — a crew of Torah scribes.

In Israel, the United States and France, sofrim wrote the Hebrew letters and assisted members of the international Jewish community who also wrote letters, in a Torah scroll Israel’s national airline had commissioned. Dedicated last week, in an outdoor ceremony at El Al headquarters in Ben-Gurion Airport, it is the first sefer Torah written expressly for an airline, says Danny Saadon, vice president for North America and Central America.

Photo By Sivan Farag
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