Recalled to life

Inspired by Nepalese, British architect helps rebuild ancient temple

Subscriber onlyWhen a magnitude-7.8 earthquake rocked Nepal in 2015, villagers in Changu Narayan ran up the steep rocky path that cuts through their town to their renowned temple. Seeing the piles of rubble, they figured their lives were over. Continue reading...

Church of Nativity restoration half done

Subscriber onlyThe Italian firm restoring one of Christianity's holiest sites -- the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem -- says it's more than halfway finished with the $14.9 million project, which has already uncovered a Crusades-era mosaic angel hidden under plaster. Continue reading...

Deaf Jew on a quest at college

Subscriber onlyJacob Salem speaks six languages. Yet if he walked into a typical synagogue service in either of the countries where he grew up -- the United States or Israel -- he might still get lost. Continue reading...

Martin Luther goes on trial in off-Broadway play

Subscriber onlyThe drama unfolds in a Gothic sanctuary in a limbo zone between heaven and hell. Continue reading...

Theater preserves Yiddish culture

Subscriber only Just a few minutes on foot from the bustle of downtown Bucharest, the State Jewish Theater, down a small side street in the Romanian capital, cuts a forlorn figure. Continue reading...

Religion calendar

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Wasted!

A large portion of food produced globally is never eaten, but what can we do about it?

Subscriber onlyChildren raised in the 1960s were told to clean their plates and think about starving children in Africa. Continue reading...

Personal space

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IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ Can you tell me a product-ive way to keep my house cats from wreaking havoc on my house plants? Every day when I come home from work, it seems there is potting soil on the floor and half of the plant is uprooted. They aren't eating the plants, but I think they may be trying to use the pots as litter boxes. I really want some houseplants. Continue reading...

Ask the Expert

Subscriber onlyMy husband and I are preparing to put our house on the market so we can buy a new one. What's the best way to make our house more attractive to buyers? Continue reading...

Tools and Toys

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Commanding monument going up not heaven sent

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Car Talk

Subscriber onlyDEAR CAR TALK: Today, as I released the clutch, I noticed that my car would start driving away like normal, even though my foot was never on the gas pedal. Instead of stalling out, as it normally would do if I didn't give it gas, it just started moving, as if it had an automatic transmission. Any idea what's going on? It's a 2009 Subaru Outback. Continue reading...

Travelers can still water their plants

Subscriber onlyWinter, especially early winter, is a good time of year for gardeners to travel. Right now, houseplants are most tolerant of neglect and, if we plan a little, they can even thrive in our absence. Continue reading...

Select chairs to fit home's scale, add some personality

Subscriber onlyI've found that the world is divided into two groups: sofa people and chair people. Since you most likely have both kinds of people in your life, you will need both kinds of seats in your home. Here are my six tips to help you select the right chairs for every room in your home. Continue reading...

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