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From left: David Benaym, Noam Leibman and Rudy Rochman in Nigeria. Credit: “We Were Never Lost.”

How three Israeli filmmakers wound up becoming the story in Africa

Three Israeli documentary filmmakers arrived home safely from Nigeria at the end of last week, after what they described as 20 “hellish days” detained under inhumane conditions by the government’s Department of State Services (DSS)...

Una de las mas antiguas mikves

En SICILIA - SYRACUSA se deskuvriyo una de las mas antiguas mikves de Europa... Era en el anyo 1999. Un lugar absolutamente sorprendente i muy misteryozo por diszir la verdad.... El mikve se topa en...
The suitcase Hannah Senesh used to move from Hungary to what was then British Mandatory Palestine. Credit: The National Library of Israel.

National Library of Israel digitizes personal effects, poetry of Hannah Senesh

In celebrating 100 years since the birth of Jewish war hero and poet Hannah Senesh (Szenes), the National Library of Israel has digitized dozens of items from her recently acquired archive, many of them never previously...
In a new temporary exhibit, “Coffee: East and West,” the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem pulls all those strands together to tell a compelling story of economic, social, religious and cultural significance, July 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

East meets West: Jerusalem exhibit displays coffee culture through the ages

Coffee culture in Israel is as varied as the population. Bedouin hospitality dictates finely ground dark coffee served in tiny cups; Arabs will serve strong Turkish coffee often spiked with a dash of cardamom...

Israel opens dazzling new Nanoscience and Art Museum

How do 150,000 stretchy rubber bands depict the healing process of damaged neurons? How do 16 electric violin players pinpoint the moment that synchrony transitions to chaos? These and other works at Israel’s newest museum...
A prehistoric shark tooth found in Jerusalem’s City of David. Photo by Omri Lernau.

Why were dinosaur-era shark teeth found in Jerusalem dig?

Scientists at Jerusalem’s City of David happened upon an unusual finding recently, when they discovered an ancient cache of 29 shark teeth while excavating the basement of a 2,900-year-old home on the site. Strangely enough, the teeth...
Israeli actress Shira Haas, playing Esty Shapiro in the award-winning series "Unorthodox." Credit: Netflix.

‘Unorthodox’ wins prestigious Peabody Award

The highly acclaimed miniseries “Unorthodox,” starring Israeli actress Shira Haas, won the prestigious Peabody Award on Tuesday in recognition of the most “compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020.” “Unorthodox”...
Fourth of July. Credit: Pixabay.

This July Fourth? It’s a freedom bonanza!

After a year-and-a-half of hunkering down, we are free at last—at least, for the most part. With the advent of vaccines, we welcome back hugs and backslapping, kids running amok with their grandparents, maybe...
The Israeli-owned Moshava food truck. Source: Screenshot.

Philadelphia food festival canceled after backlash over Israeli-owned vendor

A food festival in the Kensington section of Philadelphia was canceled on Sunday after controversy over an Israeli-owned food truck that was scheduled to take part in the event. Eat Up the Borders and the...

Book Panel: The Daring Life and Dangerous Times of Eve Adams

In New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty raises her torch welcoming immigrants to the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.” But there’s a catch. Straying too far from “American values”...