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Congress Pushes for New Amendment to Look Into Hamas’s Use of Human Shields

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

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What to Watch This Weekend: ‘Deconstructing Harry’

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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Remembering Philip Roth’s ‘Defender of the Faith’

Today on Jewcy: The early short story exploded every sacred stereotype about Jewish life.

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Ask Unorthodox: Why Do Jews Interrupt Each Other So Much?

And are New Yorkers really more rude than other Americans?

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The Masala Mamas, Who Cook for the Children of Mumbai’s Slums, Publish New Kosher Cookbook

Recipes and interviews with the amazing women who change their community through food and love

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Malaysia’s Newly Elected Prime Minister Has a Troubling History of Hating Jews

‘I am glad to be labeled anti-Semitic,’ Mahathir Mohamad wrote in 2012

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Why Haven’t You Watched ‘An Emmy for Megan’ Yet?

Today on Jewcy: Comedian Megan Amram is angling for an award with a new web series

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Roth on Screen

Here are the five most memorable attempts to adapt the novelist’s work for the cinema (and TV)

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Philip Roth and the Art of Belonging

For an Orthodox kid yearning to be accepted by the big world outside, the late novelist lit the way

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On Hearing of the Death of Philip Roth

A lifelong friendship between two of the world’s greatest writers comes to an end

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Palestinian Lives Matter

In Damascus as well as in Gaza

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How Philip Roth Made a Jewish American Writer of Me

Growing up in Israel, I had very clear ideas on what Jewish culture was supposed to mean. And then I read ‘Portnoy’s Complaint.’

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A Guide to Cheap Kosher Wines

Today on Jewcy: What to bring to any (awkward) occasion

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A New Picture Book Helps Families Celebrate Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Today would’ve been the civil rights icon’s birthday, so why not take a moment to teach the young ones about his life and pursuit of justice?

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The Forward Owes Deborah Lipstadt and Jordan Peterson an Apology

Frivolously accusing someone of enabling Jew hatred is bad. Tarnishing a renowned Holocaust scholar’s reputation to score a cheap political point is worse.

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Commemorating the Great Synagogue of Oswiecim, Poland

Fundraising campaign seeks to build memorial park and photo installation in the town two miles from Auschwitz-Birkenau

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What to Watch This Weekend: ‘School Ties’

An essential reminder of what it’s like to feel out of place

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An All-Night Shavuot Celebration at the IHOP

Combining the holiday’s tradition of study with the American tradition of the 24-hour diner

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Sweet Blintzes? The Horror!

We’re Litvaks from the Midwest. Can we get some respect for our savory ways?

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God Bless Shavuot, the Holiday of 40-Year-Olds

Low on thrills and deep in meaning, just like adulthood

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A Walking Tour of Secret Jerusalem

From the mundane to the sublime, Sarah Tuttle-Singer, author of a new book about the city, knows its mysteries, earthly and divine

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‘The Dairy’—An Original Poem for Shavuot

Today on Jewcy: Memories of a kibbutz

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As California Suspends Assisted Suicide, a Jewish Perspective on the Sanctity of Life

The Riverside County judge was right to overturn the law

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This Week in Gal Gadot: A Heartbreaking Moment Midair

‘We cannot change the past, but we do have the choice of how we live moving forward’

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