Lens

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

Start-Up Street

Israeli students show off their inventions, projects and applications to a downtown crowd.

05/07/2013
Staff Writer

In the last decades, Israel’s high-tech entrepreneurs have established the country’s reputation as the “Start-Up Nation,” a scrappy bunch of innovators, many of them products of the army’s incubator atmosphere.

This week, the next generation of Israeli scientists visited the Big Apple.

A group of Israeli high school students demonstrated their solutions to current problems in “Street Labs,” a hands-on event Tuesday in Union Square. 

Photos By Michael Datikash

Historic Ark Moves Further Downtown

04/30/2013
Associate Editor

Call it “Raiders of the Found Ark.”

Two months ago, Tamid, a new liberal congregation that holds services and classes in a variety of downtown locations, began raising money to build an ark to hold its Torah scroll.

A week and a half ago, Tamid’s Rabbi Darren Levine got an e-mail from Jason Friedman, an architect who had attended Tamid’s High Holy Days services.

Shulamit Seidler-Feller

An Ambassador’s Charm

04/23/2013

Ambassador Yehuda Avner’s life story seems to encapsulate the 20th-century Jewish experience. Born in 1928, he made aliyah alone at 17 from Manchester, England, fought in the War of Independence, helped found Kibbutz Lavi in the Galilee, became a diplomat (including consul general of New York and ambassador to Great Britain) and served five Israeli prime ministers as senior adviser.

Michael Datikash

Paying Tribute To Israel’s Fallen

04/16/2013
Staff Writer

As it always does this time of year, Israel passed through its days of national schizophrenia.

Getty Images

Boxed-in In Germany

04/09/2013
Staff Writer

In contemporary Germany, where some 200,000 Jews live amid 82 million Germans, there is little chance for most Germans to meet a Jew.

Photo By Getty Images

Bulgaria Looks Back With Mixed Emotions

04/03/2013
Staff Writer

Bulgaria recently recalled its record during the Holocaust.

Getty Images

The Streit Story On Passover

03/25/2013
Staff Writer

During the year, the Jewish Community Project Downtown, a family-oriented educational organization in Tribeca that serves Jewish families who live in Lower Manhattan, sponsors a series of classes and seminars, and a Hebrew School Project.

Photo By Michael Datikash

Rocking Shabbat At SXSW

03/19/2013
Staff Writer

South by Southwest, an annual music and film festival in Austin, Texas, has been around since 1987 yet has managed to maintain its geeky hipster street cred, attracting more than 2,000 artists and 30,000 of the young folk who love them, at its run last week.

Photo Courtesy Of ROI Community

Fez Synagogue Reopens

03/12/2013
Staff Writer

Two years ago, as Morocco adopted a new constitution while the Arab Spring raged throughout the Arab world, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI reached out to his country’s small Jewish population. He called for the renovation of all Jewish houses of worship in Morocco, so they could serve as centers for cultural dialogue.

Photo By Getty Images

Love And Wine

03/05/2013
Staff Writer

For Rebecca and Leon Zinger The Jewish Week’s Grand Wine Tasting at City Winery is the perfect place to toast their anniversary.

Photo by Michael Datikash
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