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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan Greenstein

December 13, 2017 1:38 pm

Hanukkah Menorahs — Through the Ages

The holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the victory of the Maccabees over the occupying Greek Assyrians more than 2,200 years ago -- which led to the re-dedication of the...

May 26, 2017 11:06 am

Remembering the Great Ze’ev Jabotinsky

Over the course of 35 years of collecting, buying, selling and auctioning off Jewish ritual objects, I have held hundreds of thousands of objects in my hands....

November 23, 2016 8:07 am

Traveling to Israel Through Art

I delayed my first visit to Israel until my eldest son could don his tefillin for the first time at the Western Wall. By then, I was...

July 5, 2016 9:33 am

Jewish and Multiethnic Art Comes to Crown Heights

The last time I was at Nostrand Avenue and Lincoln Place in Brooklyn was probably in the early 1970s in the backseat of my father’s car. In...

January 2, 2013 3:10 am

The Master of Judaica

I couldn't let it happen. They were screaming at me: "Please don't let me get melted down for my scrap value!" That's how it all...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...