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

Israeli Rowers Make History

06/30/2015
Staff Writer

When you think university rowing races, you think Oxford-Cambridge on the Thames, or Harvard-Yale on (Connecticut’s) Thames.

Courtesy of Daniel Rowing Centre

Write On Graduates Making Their Mark On Campus

06/23/2015

Four college students, alumni of The Jewish Week’s Write On For Israel educational project, were honored for their pro-Israel leadership on campus at Write On’s 2015 graduation ceremonies June 11 at Park Avenue Synagogue.

Photo By Michael Datikash

Ancient Coin Of The Canaanite Realm

06/17/2015
Staff Writer

This coin probably was not worth very much when it was minted three millennia ago, but it’s priceless to contemporary historians and archaeologists.

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‘Fish Fridays’ At Acme

06/09/2015

For the past couple of decades, appetizing fans in the know have made a weekly pilgrimage to a Greenpoint, Brooklyn factory. There, a 60-year-old fish-smoking plant offers retail shoppers a wealth of delicacies — from fatty sable tail to peppery pastrami lox and much, much more — all at bargain-basement prices.

Lauren Rothman/JW

Ancient Libyan Synagogue In Ruins

06/02/2015
Staff Writer

In its glory days, in the early years on the 20th century, the Dar Bishi synagogue in Tripoli, in the capital’s Old City a few blocks from the Mediterranean, was the pride of Libyan Jewry; it was considered the most beautiful Jewish house of worship in the country.

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Riding The Waves, And The Breezes, On Israel’s Coast

05/26/2015
Staff Writer

In these days of warm weather, Israel’s Mediterranean coast attracts thousands of joggers and sunbathers, swimmers and Frisbee throwers, paddleball players and people who come to watch the scene or eat an al fresco meal in the breeze.

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Shavuot In Israel, Black Hebrews Style

05/19/2015
Staff Writer

In Israel, Shavuot, a one-day holiday, is a time of family meals topped off with cheesecake, picnics and excursions to the seashore, all-night study sessions in Orthodox circles and the recitation of the Hallel prayers in many synagogues.

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Quintuple Simcha At YU

05/12/2015
Staff Writer

A tradition at Yeshiva University that is more than a half-century old continues this Sunday — the graduation of members of the extended Schreiber family.

Yeshiva University

On-court Success

05/06/2015
Staff Writer

The Jewish student population at the University of Maryland experienced a sudden surge recently — for one weekend.

Courtesy of University of Maryland Hillel

In Berlin, Biking For Interfaith Unity

04/29/2015
Staff Writer

The landmark in the background is familiar — it’s Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate, one of the most famous sites in Germany’s capital.

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