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The 'Jewish nose' myth is alive and well - in the US Holocaust Museum

The 'Jewish nose' myth is alive and well - in the US Holocaust Museum

Name ‘Adele’ is 'Nothing to do With Singer'

Shas MK insists popularity of girls' name ‘Adele’ in Israel is due to hassidic dynasties, not British singer.

Popular Name ‘Adele’ is 'Nothing to do With British Singer'

Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot Controversy

The Rabbinate supports use of chickens for ‘atonement’ ritual – but with caution.

Rabbinate Weighs in on Kaparot Controversy

IDF High Holiday Video Prayer of Tears and Hope

The military releases a gripping video of an IDF Cantor’s recital of the “U-Netaneh Tokef” prayer with background of soldiers in battle.

IDF High Holiday Video Prayer of Tears and Hopeplayer

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

A Sabbath bus from Holon to Tel Aviv drew just dozens, but Meretz remains determined to challenge religious-secular status quo.

Sabbath Busing a Flop, Meretz Still Determined

Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000

An auction house is exhibiting a rare 15th century holiday prayer book before offering it for sale next month. Expected price: $800,000.

Rare Jewish Prayer Book for Sale: $800,000

The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup

The annual Manischewitz Cook-Off has crowned a Princeton University student King of Kosher for his matzo ball soup. Prizes worth $25,000.

The $25,000 Matzo Ball Soup

Lunar Eclipse Visible from Israel on Shabbat

Israelis will be treated on Shabbat to a rare astronomical event: A full eclipse of the moon as dusk falls upon Israel Saturday evening.

Lunar Eclipse on Shabbat Will Be Visible from Israel