Reluctant Exodus: Members of the Skver sect leave the former Homowack Lodge, after a sum-mer spent fighting over alleged health and safety problems at the 450-acre resort.

Hasidim Evacuate Catskills Camp Site, Leaving Plans for New Town in Doubt

Hasidic campers and families finally evacuated a Catskills-area lodge that was cited by the New York State Department of Health for numerous safety violations, just hours ahead of a judge’s deadline.

Late Bloomer: Eliezer Schwartz, 81, receives his doctorate in July from the University of Haifa.

Survivor Wins Holocaust Studies Ph.D. With Ground-breaking Study

Like many Holocaust survivors, Eliezer Schwartz kept quiet for decades about his experiences carrying out forced labor for the Nazis.

Puppet Food: Lions and marionettes star in Karromato?s ?Wooden Circus.?

Puppets Perform, No Strings Attached

‘I’ve been a puppet… a poet, a pawn and a king.”


Israel Goes Gaga!

Israeli music fans know how to treat a Lady. That is the hope, in any case, as one of the biggest pop breakthroughs of recent years makes her way to Tel Aviv. Lady Gaga, responsible for several of 2009’s most ubiquitous hits, will take the stage August 19 at the city’s Non Stop Musix Festival, a two-day event also featuring Canadian hit makers Simple Plan, English indie rockers Kaiser Chiefs, and Israeli artists Aviv Geffen and Hadag Nahash.


Heads You Win Rabin

Nearly 14 years after Yitzhak Rabin’s death, his name remains as good as gold — and silver.