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

‘Disruptive’ Artwork in Paris

02/10/2015
Staff Writer

Is coexistence dangerous?

It was last week, for one artist in Paris.

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Digitizing The Jewish Past

02/04/2015
Staff Writer

In 1941 the Nazis destroyed the headquarters of the YIVO Yiddish research institute in Vilna, Lithuania, ransacking the library and archives. Some material was sent to Frankfurt, Germany, to serve as the basis for the Third Reich’s Institute for the Study of the Jewish Question, and some was hidden in Vilna.

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Anniversary Of Budapest Ghetto’s Liberation

01/27/2015
Staff Writer

For more than two months near the end of World War II, several blocks in the Jewish area on Budapest, on the Pest side of the Danube, became a site of death and suffering. Surrounded by barbed wire and a stonewall, Budapest’s Jewish ghetto became the home of some 200,000 Jews, who died there of disease and starvation, or were shipped to Auschwitz from a nearby train platform.

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Miss Universe Selfie Spat

01/21/2015

When can beauty pageants turn ugly? When Middle East politics get involved.

A selfie featuring Miss Israel and Miss Lebanon smiling side by side ignited a raging debate between Israel and much of the Arab world over the weekend.

Via Instagram.com

Winter Dumps On Israel

01/13/2015
Staff Writer

An early winter cold snap that struck much of the Middle East last week left most of Israel shivering. The snow across the length and breadth of the Jewish state closed schools and major roads, knocked down power lines, and sent Israelis scurrying for electric heaters and rarely needed cold weather clothing.

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A Package Tour

01/07/2015

A  group of 60 members of Central Synagogue in Manhattan, including the Reform congregation’s senior rabbi, Angela Buchdahl, and its assistant rabbi, Ari Lorge, visited Pantry Packers, a food packaging facility in Jerusalem, part of the Colel Chabad network of services for Israel’s poor and needy.

Photo Courtesy of Pantry Packers

Rallying Against French Anti-Semitism

12/30/2014
Staff Writer

The streets of France are becoming increasingly unsafe for Jews, and some French Jews took to the streets one recent day in protest.

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A Tragic Anniversary In India

12/24/2014
Staff Writer

An anniversary marking an act of extraordinary horror in India was observed recently with ordinary kindness.

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A Bite Of Tradition For Israeli Soldiers

12/16/2014
Staff Writer

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
Staff Writer

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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