What Roxane Gay’s attack on Benioff and Weiss says about America today

Transgender people have served in the IDF since 2013, and the army covers the costs of reassignment surgery

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Lebanon Is Another Name for Hezbollah

And now Donald Trump, who inherited the disastrous Lebanon policy of the Obama administration, has a big problem on his hands

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Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America,’ Featuring Trump’s Mentor Roy Cohn, Captures the National Mood

The seminal play is having a moment, on stages around the world and in the Oval Office

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Remembering Stu Ungar, the Greatest Poker Player of All Time

As another Jew sweeps the game’s world series this year, a look back at a forgotten and troubled champion

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Their Classmates Followed Hitler

After the war, a small group of survivors repatriated to German universities, to study alongside those who served in Hitler’s army

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Reading Torah Against the Grain

Daf Yomi: Do Talmudic rabbis seek justification for givens by retrofitting biblical text to their needs? The case of the Sanhedrin courts.

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A Different Kind of Holocaust Museum

In Brooklyn, a new view of the Shoah, aimed at ultra-Orthodox Jews

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Twitter’s Theater of Radical Cruelty

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s death is the latest occasion for social media-propagated callousness and ignorant moral arrogance

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John Bolton: Trump Wants to Kill Iran Deal

The former George W. Bush administration adviser and diplomat talks Iran, North Korea, and other NatSec issues

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Fusion GPS Illuminates the Brave New World of Manufactured News for Hire

News of the News: How the new sausage gets made

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Yiddish Mumblecore

Rokhl’s Golden City: The ethnographic impulse in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s ‘must-see’ film, Menashe

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The Menorah as Symbol and Myth

A recent joint exhibit at the Vatican Museum and the Jewish Museum of Rome traced the surprising and enduring significance of the seven-branched golden object that entered ‘the temporal web of the history of humankind’

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St. Peter’s Menorah

How the Vatican warmed to Jews over the last century