Eat, Drink + Think

The Liqueur-Making Jews of Curacao

The oldest continually active Jewish congregation in the Americas? Hint: Check your margarita glass.

Well Off the Tourist Track: Synagogues like the one shown above in Brandýs nad Labem-Stará Boleslav are part of what amounts to a multi-venue Jewish museum that stretches across the nation.

Uniting Jewish Heritage Sites Across Czech Republic

No Jews have lived in Nova Cerekev since the Holocaust. But driving into the nondescript little town 80 miles from Prague, you still can’t miss the synagogue.

Both Sides of the Camera: Before he was diagnosed with the genetic disease APBD, Robert Zuckerman was a photographer at Hollywood film sets, shooting stars such as Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

Genetic Nerve Disease Puts Photographer on Other Side of the Lens

Chances are, you probably haven’t heard of adult polyglucosan body disease. But a small study suggests that about one in 35 Ashkenazi Jews carry the mutation linked to it.

Run for Help: Palestinian firefighter runs to douse a blaze at a soap factory struck by Israeli air strikes before a truce went into effect.

Israel Returns to Talks as New Gaza Truce Starts

Israel and the Palestinians held their fire early on Monday at the start of a new 72-hour ceasefire proposed by Egypt that took effect at 2100 GMT.

Hillary Clinton Backs Israel's Handling of Gaza

Hillary Rodham Clinton defended Israel’s handling of the Gaza conflict and said anti-Semitism was possibly behind some of the criticism of Israel.

Escaping the Narrowness: New research suggests that mental stimulation and physical activity, such as yoga, can work as preventative measures against Alzheimer’s, the most common cause of dementia.

From Seder to Yoga, a Jewish Approach to Treating Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. Because there is no cure, Jewish patients often get alternative care, like special Seders and yoga.