Lens

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

Yom Kippur: A Moving Experience In Israel

09/16/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur is observed in Israel in various fashions.

The New Year Comes To Israel

09/08/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rosh HaShanah, the start of Judaism’s 10-day period of repentance, is distinctive among the religion’s holidays — it is the only one that is observed for two days in Israel. Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot are each a one-day holiday in Israel.

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The Play’s The Thing At Unique Poconos Camp

08/31/2015 - 20:00
staff Writer

Some of the girls who showed up at the first day of Camp Maor, a performing arts camp for Orthodox teens and pre-teens in the Pocono mountain range of Pennsylvania, were extroverts, veterans of school plays and performances in front of friends and family. Others were introverts, shy kids who needed a shot of self-confidence.

Photo By Maureen Merdinger and Michael Melisky

A Leap Towards Rio

08/24/2015 - 20:00
staff writer

The 2016 Summer Olympics will take place in exactly one year in Rio de Janeiro, and one Israeli athlete last week marked herself as a name to watch.

Photo By Getty Images

Israel, When It Sizzles

08/17/2015 - 20:00

Israeli tourism officials like to brag that their country has become one of the hottest travel sites in the Middle East.

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Memory, History And The Two Alices

08/10/2015 - 20:00

Last Monday, some 300 people shifted attention between the Upper West Side and the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, listening to tales of uncommon motherhood, as they heard from the authors of two highly praised new books.

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Ancient Find Underneath Jerusalem Home

08/03/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Like many homeowners, Oriah and Tal Shimshoni of Ein Kerem, a scenic neighborhood in Jerusalem, came upon an unexpected find while doing repairs at their home a few years ago.

Photo By Getty Images

A Garden Party For 30 Gymnasts

07/27/2015 - 20:00

The garden was jumping one recent night.

Actually, some 30 young girls were jumping — on the floor of Madison Square Garden.

And they were leaping and juggling and throwing hoops in the air.

Photos By Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics

Mourning The Temples’ Losses

07/20/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

If Yom Kippur is the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, Tisha b’Av is the saddest.

The holiday commemorates the destruction of the two Holy Temples in Jerusalem, the exile that followed the sacking of the Second Temple by the Romans two millennia ago, several expulsions of Jews from European countries, and other tragedies throughout Jewish history. It has come to be the date when many Jewish tragedies, including the Holocaust, are commemorated.

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Notes Of Harmony At The Vatican

07/13/2015 - 20:00
Staf Writer

During her 25-year singing career, Israel’s Noa (Achinoam Nini), who attended SAR Academy and the Ramaz Upper School in New York City, has sung in venues around the world. The list includes Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in Manhattan, the Colosseum in Rome, the Stockholm Water Festival and sites in France, England, Spain, Brazil and Japan.

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