Lens

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

Santa Comes To Jaffa

12/10/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

Yes, those are children dressed as Santa Claus—Israeli Arab children.

In Jaffa, a mixed Jewish-Arab part of the Greater Tel Aviv municipality, which plays a prominent role in the New Testament and is home of the famed St. Peter’s Church and to some 6,500 Christian residents, Christmas becomes visible each year – unlike in most of Israel, where it is barely noticed.

A Christmas celebration in Jerusalem. Getty Images

Israel’s Bedouin, Becoming City Dwellers

12/03/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

Many of Israel’s Bedouins, nomadic Arabs who have become less nomadic over the last two centuries, face the prospect of forced urbanization.

Bedouin in Israel are facing challenges to their way of life. Getty Images

A Basket Of Treats — And Memories

11/26/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

The thanks — the hugs and kisses and tears — started as soon as Masha Pearl arrived at Emily Kessler’s apartment on the Upper West Side last week.

A basket of treats and memories. Michael Datikash

United Against Hate

11/19/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

On the way to Warsaw to attend a United Nations climate conference this week, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made another stop in Poland.

Photo By Getty Images

A Night Of Remembrance In Berlin

11/12/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

During the Third Reich, the Brandenburg Gate, a landmark in the center of the German capital, was a symbol of Nazi supremacy, through which uniformed soldiers would march.

Germans remember Kristallnacht. Getty Images

A Somber Memorial

11/05/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

For 15 months during World War II a 60-acre site 50 miles northeast of Warsaw became a symbol of hatred — from July 23, 1942 until Oct. 19, 1943, at least 800,000 people, Jews and some Gypsies were killed at Treblinka, one of the Nazis’ infamous killing fields on Polish soil.

Photo By Getty Images

Candid Talk On Challenges Of Disability

10/29/2013
Story Includes Video: 
0

Susan Nussbaum, a playwright and novelist confined to a wheelchair for decades, says she doesn’t really think about her disability. Her faith, she told a standing-room-only audience of some 300 people at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side Monday night, comes from resilience and from “people capable of tremendous love and flexibility and creativity — for me that’s enough.”

At the "Understanding Difference" forum, the Jewish community discussed disability and inclusion. Michael Datikash

You Ever Have ‘Kasha Congri?’

10/22/2013
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

The cuisine and the chefs in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district last week were a fusion of two cultures.

For four days, two haute cuisine chefs, chums from the Food Network, Eric Greenspan, in dark T-short, and Roberto Treviño, combined their culinary skills at what they know best: Jewish cooking and Latin cooking, respectively.

Elite chefs created Jewish-Latin dishes at a chic Meatpacking District event. Michael Datikash

Ever On The Hate Watch

10/15/2013
Story Includes Video: 
0

What keeps Abraham Foxman, the national direct of the Anti-Defamation League, up at night?

Abraham Foxman in conversation with Jewish Week editor and publisher Gary Rosenblatt. Michael Datikash

Negev Emerges From Tourism Wilderness

10/01/2013
Text By Steve Lipman
Story Includes Video: 
0

This month marks a minor anniversary in Israel — the “Lonely Planet” travel guide publisher a year ago placed Israel’s Negev desert second on its list of the world’s top 10 regional travel destinations for 2013.

“For decades the Negev was regarded as nothing but a desolate desert,” the guide stated. “But today, this region is a giant greenhouse of development. Think eco-villages, spa resorts and even wineries. In the next few years a new international airport at Timna is scheduled to open, followed by a high-speed railway to Eilat and more hotels.”

The Negev has become a top tourist destination. Getty Images
Syndicate content