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04/07/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

After sundown on the last day of Passover, holiday dishes go into storage, exchanged for ones fit for year-round use. In some communities, chametz-starved Jews head to the local pizzeria.

03/31/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A Erev Passover in Israel is not a good time for anyone with respiratory problems.

Everywhere you go, smoke gets in your lungs. And in your eyes. And all over you.

03/25/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

A  carton of matzahs cost a dollar or less, and the already-declining Jewish population of the Lower East Side still stood at a few hundred thousand when the Streit’s kosher food company opened a matzah factory in four converted tenement buildings on Rivington Street 90 years ago.

03/17/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

In response to the recent increase in anti-Semitism in Europe, some Jewish communities have responded with added security measures, some with rallies, some with political lobbying.

03/10/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Relations between Jews and Muslims in France, according to recent headlines, are tense, with Jews fearing for their lives.

03/03/2015 | | Staff Writer | Lens

Since the Jerusalem Marathon was first run through the hilly streets of Israel’s capital in 2011, representatives of ALEH, which bills itself as the country’s “largest network of facilities for children with severe physical and cognitive disabilities,” have been a presence. As members of Team ALEH, supporters traveled the 26.2-mile course in distinctive bright green T-shirts to raise money and publicity for the organization, then with in a small group of ALEH (ALEH.org) residents who, with aid, “ran” an abbreviated course on race day.