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  • The world’s smallest Bible, now on view at the Israel Museum

    You’ve never seen the Bible like this before. That is, if you can actually see this version. For the 50th anniversary of the Shrine of the Book wing of the Israel Museum, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the museum has launched an exhibition on the “nano bible,” or the world’s smallest Bible, created by… More ▸

  • Why the Boston Marathon’s last-place runner earned his medal

    Twenty hours after the start of Monday’s Boston Marathon, Venezuelan long-distance runner Maickel Melamed crossed the finish line, prompting an impromptu City Hall ceremony in his honor later that morning. Melamed finished far behind the marathon’s winners, but he nonetheless received a medal. That’s because Melamed, who is Jewish, has lived since birth with a medical condition… More ▸

  • See Israelis marking Memorial Day, from 1950 to the present

    Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s memorial day for fallen soldiers, falls each year on the fourth of Iyar. The day was established in 1951 — before that, soldiers were remembered on Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day. Because most Jewish Israelis serve in the army, and few families have not suffered wartime losses, the day is widely observed. Below… More ▸

  • The Pulitzer Prize winner who left journalism for Jewish PR

    Winning a Pulitzer Prize is the ultimate recognition for a professional journalist. However, in an ironic twist, two of this year’s winners have already left the profession entirely. One of them has become a publicist for the USC Shoah Foundation, an archive at the University of Southern California consisting of audio and video testimonies from survivors… More ▸

  • Why this week’s Women of the Wall drama is a big deal — and why it isn’t

    A man was trampled. A raucous protest broke out, restrained only by police. The Western Wall’s mechitza — a partition between men and women considered sacrosanct — was breached by those who ostensibly care about it most. The brouhaha that erupted this week at Women of the Wall’s monthly service brought back memories of the violence the group suffered… More ▸

  • Dear Lindsey Graham: Some jokes only Jews can make

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), contemplating a presidential run, is catching flak on social media for the following excerpt from a Wall Street Journal interview: On the biggest challenge facing his potential 2016 campaign: “The means. If I put together a finance team that will make me financially competitive enough to stay in this thing …… More ▸

  • Should Random House pay Goebbels’ estate?

    For the heirs of one of the 20th century’s most brilliant propagandists, the descendants of Hitler’s propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, appear to be remarkably unconcerned about coming off as callous in the media. Long accustomed to profiting from reprints of Goebbels’ 20 years worth of diary entries, the offsprings of his siblings (he and wife Magda poisoned… More ▸