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Jewish man prays at altar with pews behind him, USA flag in background

A gift from small-town Iowa brings light to Paraguay’s capital

Ottumwa, Iowa’s centenarian B’nai Jacob synagogue held its final service in May — but the congregation’s story lives on in the heart of South America through one of its Torahs, the sacred Jewish text.

A gift from small-town Iowa brings light to Paraguay’s capital
Hazel Bethel is a Manischewitz wine devotee. She's originally from Trinidad and was introduced to the wine by friends who worked in Jewish homes in New York.

Is that Manischewitz? The Kosher wine is a hit in some Caribbean communities.

Is that Manischewitz? The Kosher wine is a hit in some Caribbean communities.
Kalman Aron began sketching when he was 3 years old. He's now 93, and says if he didn't still paint and draw every day he would "die of boredom."

For over 90 years, this Holocaust survivor's art has kept him alive

For over 90 years, this Holocaust survivor's art has kept him alive
A woman wearing a headwrap and as shimmering blue and gold dress stands in front of a camera, with her hands to her hips.

Fashion, faith and culture come together through the global art of head wrapping

Fashion, faith and culture come together through the global art of head wrapping
Some Jews in France are feeling increasingly uneasy, amid some high-profile anti-Semitic incidents.

Why some French Jewish parents are taking their kids out of public schools

Why some French Jewish parents are taking their kids out of public schools
For the Jewish ritual of Kaparot, a person's sins are symbolically transferred to a chicken, and then the chicken is slaughtered.

My sins are cleared for the year, but the chicken wasn't so lucky

This is a personal tale of atonement and chickens: Sarah Birnbaum and her mom went to Brooklyn to take part in a Jewish ritual called Kaparot.

My sins are cleared for the year, but the chicken wasn't so lucky
Shimon Peres was a proud holder of an Israeli organ donor card.

Shimon Peres wanted Israelis to be organ donors — like him

Israel has one of the lowest rates of organ donation in the developed world. But advocates hope that religious and political leaders like the late Shimon Peres can help persuade Israeli Jews to sign up.

Shimon Peres wanted Israelis to be organ donors — like him
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally at the Coliseum on August 8, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Florida. A new national poll shows Clinton's lead expanding over Republican rival Donald Trump.

This is the only photo of Hillary Clinton one newspaper has ever run

“If we write about Clinton and Trump, it’s much easier to run a picture of Trump."

This is the only photo of Hillary Clinton one newspaper has ever run
First and second grade Arabic class in New York

Some people are trying to fix the Arabic language's image problem in the US

Arabic is a language, not a violent ideology. Some Americans who know this are having a lot of fun learning this culturally rich and diverse language.

Some people are trying to fix the Arabic language's image problem in the US