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The March for Racial Justice Falls on Yom Kippur. As a Black Jew, That Calls for a Tough Choice.

I want to observe Judaism’s holiest day, but also protest against the terror I’ve been feeling since Trump’s election. Thankfully, there’s a compromise.

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A Far-Right Party Just Became the Third-Largest Force in the German Bundestag. Here’s What It Means.

German politics just went from being reassuringly boring to ominously contentious

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Illinois Gubernatorial Hopeful Drops Running Mate Over Support for BDS

Daniel Biss bids adieu to Carlos Ramirez-Rosa after the latter changes his mind on singling out the Jewish State for criticism

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Valerie Plame’s Real Blunder

Forget the hysterics and the apologies: The former CIA agent had the temerity to express an all-too-common view about nefarious Jewish influence over American politics.

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Unless It Is Changed, UNIFIL’s Mandate Makes It a Boon for Hezbollah

Nikki Haley is right to insist the UN group in Lebanon undergo some big changes

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Facebook to Users: Excuse Me, Are You Jewish?

Social media giant embarrasses itself by sending Rosh Hashanah greetings to gentiles, again revealing the problematic extent of its unchecked reach

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Like Every Good Parent, God Has to Forgive Us. That’s the Magic of Rosh Hashanah.

Sometimes I can almost imagine God looking down at that moment and saying, ‘Don’t worry. You had me the first time you called me Dad.’

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American Jews Should Care About and Support the Independence of Kurdistan

Iraqi Kurdistan is one of the very rare areas of the Middle East where Jews and Judaism are viewed positively.

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TV’s Jews Shed Light on the Emmys IRL Problems

Jason Isaacs and Jackie Hoffman prove that reality has gotten too weird even for Hollywood

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Rabbi Patti Smith Ushers In 5778

I’m not much of a shul-goer, but the High Priestess of Song got me thinking and feeling my way into Rosh Hashanah

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God and Spock in Space

For many, a new Star Trek series is an event of quasi-religious significance. For me, it’s a reminder of an actual religious awakening, brought on by one wise Vulcan.

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Forget the Jewish American Princess: Here come the Jewish American Farmgirls

My daughters may raise piglets, but they’re living a Jewish life

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Arthur Szyk, a Jewish Master Almost Lost to History, is Rediscovered

The New York Historical Society sheds new light on the work of one of the most notable—and neglected—American artists of the 20th Century

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Bigoted Buzzfeed Quiz Mocks Orthodox Women

Proving once again that the rules of political correctness don’t count if you’re making fun of Jews

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Jerry Seinfeld is, Well, Jew-ish

Did you ever notice how the comic’s new Netflix special sounds really WASPy? What’s up with that?

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The New York Times Got Their Israel Reading List All Wrong. Here’s a Better One.

Forget Waldman and Chabon and try Castel-Bloom, Feuerman, and Gavron instead

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Israeli Kibbutz to Become Worldwide Medical Marijuana Hub

In start-up nation, the standards just keep getting higher

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This Rosh Hashanah, Welcoming My Fiance Into Judaism

Ian’s decision to convert reminded me of how meaningful Judaism truly is to me

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For Singapore’s Jews, a Very ‘Game of Thrones’ Rosh Hashanah

At shul, some are wondering: Haven’t we heard that melody before?

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Here’s the One Kitchen Gadget That’ll Save Your Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Forget that long slog in the oven: Your brisket needs an Instant Pot

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Jennifer Lawrence’s New Movie is, Basically, the Bible, Only Freakier

If you’ve paid attention at Sunday school, Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ will feel mightily familiar, but still completely crazy

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Let Us Now Praise ‘Nice Jewish Girls’

Loudon Wainwright III, whose memoir was published last week, was never quite so wonderfully lecherous as when he pined for Perlsteins, Bernsteins, Levitts, and Finks

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The Mysteries of Monsey

Searching for meat and meaning in upstate New York

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Elizabeth Wood

The director and screenwriter on playing in the sandbox with Anne Frank, converting Elizabeth Taylor, and being the non-Jewish heir to the legacy of one of the most important rabbis in modern history

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Remembering Babi Yar

76 years after the single largest massacre of Jews in the Holocaust, the site continues to inspire acts of humanity and courage

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Hurricane Irma ‘Hot Cop’ in Trouble for Posting Holocaust Jokes, Praise for Hitler

The Internet star who rose to fame with a selfie had much darker stuff on his social media channels

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Macy’s Taps Former Yeshiva Student for Exclusive New Line

Kobi Halperin got his start doodling while studying Talmud

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A New Documentary Tells a Haunting Tale of Survival and Immigration in the Shadow of the Holocaust

A contemplative look at old ghosts and new beginnings from Prague to Brazil

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