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How a British Museum Curator Discovered Noah’s Ark Would Have Been Round

Irving Finkel, an expert on ancient Mesopotamia, decodes a Babylonian tablet and traces its path to the Book of Genesis

The First Kosher Comic Book Blazed a Trail for Orthodox Outreach

It wasn’t as big as Batman, but ‘Mendy and the Golem’ gave Jewish kids a taste of pop culture—with a rabbinical seal of approval

Seattle’s Sephardi Jews Brought Us Starbucks: Now They’re Trying To Bring Back Ladino

Seven decades ago, the Jews of Rhodes were sent to Auschwitz. Now some descendants are preserving a culture nearly lost.

Israel, Let’s Not Become Europe, Where Hate Is on the Rise

The danger for Israel isn’t becoming the Europe of 1933. It’s becoming the Europe of 2014.

Centuries Ago, Jews Were Farmers Like Everybody Else. Why Did They Leave the Fields?

Two economists argue that literacy, not laws forbidding land ownership, created a small, widely dispersed and highly skilled minority

Grappling With the Rising Cost of Being Orthodox

In Atlanta’s Toco Hills enclave, increased housing prices and tuition bills leave observant families strapped for cash

Leaving Israel, Russian Jews Find a New Home in Halifax

Drawn by the cool climate and slow pace of life, hundreds of immigrants bolster the small Jewish community in Nova Scotia’s capital

The Jerusalem School That Turned Superstitious Jews Into Proper Brits

A new exhibit and book recall the Evelina de Rothschild School, which taught Jewish girls punctuality, self-reliance—and English

Changing the Equation for Orthodox Women Studying Math and Science

As Israel’s first female Haredi dean, mathematician Malka Schaps is helping other religious women follow in her footsteps

Mormon Bishop Is on a Mission To Promote Jewish Missionaries

Interfaith activist Mark Paredes tries to boost understanding between the two religions—and to encourage Jewish proselytizing

How Magic Can Help Underprivileged Israeli Teenagers Get Ahead

When is a trick more than a trick? When Ophir Samson uses it to teach confidence, leadership, and work-related skills

On Shavuot, the Book of Ruth Offers Doctors a Prescription for Compassion

Medical professionals could learn a lot from the biblical character, whose kindness initiated a chain of merciful acts

After Years of Delays, Orthodox Women’s EMT Corps Due To Launch in Brooklyn

Ezras Nashim will provide emergency medical care for female patients in Boro Park while maintaining standards of modesty

A New Chapter for the Family Whose Name Has Stood for Knives in Israel for Generations

After more than 75 years in business, the Lublinsky family opens a new flagship store to replace its iconic Tel Aviv knife shop

Polish Designer Makes a Fashion Statement With Jewish-Themed Apparel

Antonina Samecka created her Risk Oy clothing line as a matter of pride, but it’s been embraced by non-Jews in Warsaw and beyond

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