We’ll be doing a show at JCC Manhattan on January 25 with three very special guests

Whether Putin has compromising material on Trump or not, he has already succeeded in compromising America’s political culture

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How Musician Meir Banai Reflected Israeli Culture’s Recent Return to Jewish Tradition

Banai, who died yesterday at 55, was part of a wave of Israeli artists who derived meaning and inspiration from religious texts their secular Zionist forebears had spurned

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German Court Rules Synagogue Burning Is Merely Anti-Israel Criticism, Not Anti-Semitism

If attacking Europe’s Jews over the purported acts of Middle Eastern Jews isn’t the definition of historical anti-Semitism, what is?

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Victoria Cook

The New York superlawyer talks about her eclectic religiosity without God, explains why she fears left-wing anti-Semitism more than the right-wing variety, and admits her unusual love of gefilte fish

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Seven Civil Rights Heroes to Teach Your Kids About

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.

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Here’s Looking at You, Kinder

This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism

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A Temple in Time

When the news became too much to bear, I tried observing an ‘internet Shabbat,’ where I could unplug one day a week. It didn’t quite work as planned.

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The Anthropological Case of Bibi Netanyahu

Is there anything behind repeated criminal allegations against the prime minister? Depends on your definition of ‘anything.’

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Hillaryland

‘I was struck by the fervent hatred many Sanders supporters maintained for Hillary Clinton.’

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Trumpville

‘In retrospect, I clearly ignored too much of my own anecdotal evidence.’

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In Praise of Nat Hentoff

The influential ‘Voice’ critic died Saturday at age 91. His bohemian fearlessness became a popular culture.

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The Lives of Barney Rosset

The fearless head of the legendary Grove Press tells, well, not all in his ‘disorienting’ memoir, ‘My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship’

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Want to Resist Trump? Banning Books Isn’t the Answer.

‘The New Yorker’ offers a master class in how not to respond to cheap alt-right provocations