The bipartisan initiative, led by Ted Cruz, will also look at Hezbollah, ISIS, and Al Qaeda, in an effort to curb civilian abuse by terrorist groups

The best Woody Allen movie you’ve probably never seen

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To Farblondje Is Human

Confused? Mistaken? Lost? There’s a Yiddish word for that.

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A Fax From Philip Roth

‘Here are the rules of the game,’ Ms. Katz. ‘Do you have a fax machine? Is it in your office? Will you be sure to be the person receiving my messages?’

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My Father’s Military Funeral

When religious law kept my father, a World War II veteran, from receiving the military send-off he had always wanted, it was time to plan another fitting farewell

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Mixtape Part I: Our Hope?

We begin a four-part musical journey through anthems, songs of yearning, of war, and of peace, and hear the stories behind some of Israel’s most iconic tunes. In the first part of the miniseries—the national anthem.

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The G.I. Bill and America’s Social Revolution

By offering veterans free college educations, the landmark 1944 legislation offered unprecedented upward mobility for many—but not all

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The Last Things He Saw

Chasing the ghosts of my uncle, who was killed in action in Normandy during WWII

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Hockey Broadcasting Legend Stan Fischler Retires, Moves to the Golan Heights

As the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights vie for the 2018 Stanley Cup, the man known as The Hockey Maven leaves the sport behind—richer than he found it in 1939

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Telling Truths

Ep. 137: Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,’ New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon

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The State of Israel Confronts Anti-Semitism. But What Is It?

The Jewish Diaspora versus the national-policy interests of the Jewish state: a dispatch from a confounding forum on the rise and spread of an old hatred

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Bury Me Behind the Fence!

Rokhl’s Golden City: The turn-of-the-century proto-feminist melodrama ‘One of Those,’ and the allure of Holocaust-studies failure

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Nice Boy Shares Toy

A dispatch from David Levinthal’s doll-house diorama factory, where the photographer plays with the line between real and pretend

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Shlock vs. Shock at Harvey Weinstein’s Old Hunting Grounds: A Last Dispatch From Cannes

Godard gets stiffed. Ukrainian gets punched. Spike Lee’s KKK Disneyland. And more from the Croisette.