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

Budapest Honors Holocaust Memory

07/01/2014
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The Jews of Hungary marked a little-known anniversary recently — the start of the Jewish community’s forced relocation into “Yellow-Star Houses” during the Nazis’ wartime occupation.

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Record-Setting Shabbat

2,226 people gather for challah and chicken in a Tel Aviv hangar.

06/24/2014
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On one recent Friday night, the people sitting at some 80 long tables in Hangar 11 of the Tel Aviv Port made kiddush.

Then they made history.

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Israel Isn’t A Popularity Contest

06/17/2014
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Bret Stephens, the Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign affairs columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wondered aloud last Thursday evening, “When will Israel be more a state than a cause?”

Columnist Bret Stephens was interviewed by Write On alum Joshua Fattal on the Mideast situation. Michael Daitkiash/JW

Jewish Honor For Ecumenical Leader

06/10/2014
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Many weeks during the year, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein finds himself in rural, impoverished areas of the former Soviet Union, delivering food packages and good cheer to aging members of the Jewish community.

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Countering Israel’s Critics

06/03/2014
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Two North American-born professors living in Jerusalem agreed, sadly, that anti-Semitism is still a major factor in the wildly disproportionate and negative actions and attitudes toward the Jewish state on the international scene.

Jewish Week Editor Gary Rosenblatt, at podium, Gerald Steinberg, Gil Troy and moderator Linda Scherzer at Park Avenue Synagogue.

Heschel, Recycled

05/27/2014
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Once, when asked by an interviewer about what he believed to be his greatest gift, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel replied, “My ability to be surprised.”

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A Celebration In Yellow And Blue

05/20/2014
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On Sunday, Israeli sports fans held their collective breath — the country’s perennial-powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team was playing for the Euroleague championship.

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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
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