Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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What HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ Can Teach the Jewish Community About Domestic Abuse

The show’s groundbreaking portrayal of abuse among the upscale punctures a damaging myth

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From The Unofficial Hogwarts Haggadah: What Harry Potter and Passover Teach Us About Wealth and Class

For both Rowling and the rabbis, our relationship to wealth—not our accumulation of it—is what determines our moral merit

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Yes, the Jew Who Called in Bomb Threats Was Anti-Semitic

Being Jewish doesn’t immunize a person from being anti-Semitic. It just fuses their bigotry with betrayal.

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Richard Gere’s Hebron Surprise

Actor makes poor historical analogy, reality responds

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Israeli-American Teen Arrested for Bomb Threats to American Jewish Institutions

The alleged perpetrator’s motive and mental state remain unclear

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Israeli Agriculture Ministry Unveils Plan to Use Country’s $5 Billion of Food Waste to Feed the Needy

The program will redistribute unharvested produce to families in need and could reduce Israel’s food waste by half

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New ‘Star Trek’ Show Names Cheder-Educated Jason Isaacs as the Series’ Latest Jewish Captain

Star Trek continues its reign as the Jewiest sci-fi series of all time … and a Harry Potter villain becomes a Starfleet hero

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The Excommunicator’s Song

A story about contemporary thought-police

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Meet Benoit Cohen, the Decorated French Director Who Went Undercover as a New York City Cab Driver

‘You don’t direct people anymore, they direct you,’ said the Jewish filmmaker, who mined the experience for inspiration for his next movie

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Can We Still Be People of the Book in the Age of Trump and Twitter?

As the petty politics of outrage slowly hollows out our discourse, deeper and profoundly Jewish questions about how we should live have increasingly fallen by the wayside

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Anne Frank House Unveils Robot to Converse With Visitors

The Amsterdam museum built the artificial intelligence program with Facebook

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Mexican MasterChef Contestant Refuses to Eat Her Unkosher Concoctions, For Now

Teen Batia Bresca is the latest in an illustrious line of Jewish participants in the world of competitive cooking

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Israeli Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Just Gave Birth to Her Second Child. How Does She Do It All?

The only thing it seems she can’t do is get the studio to finally release her movie

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Robert Silvers, Founding Editor of New York Review of Books, Passes Away at 87

Silvers co-founded the legendary periodical in 1963

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Jewish Senate Candidate Jason Kander Hilariously Schools Neo-Nazi Richard Spencer on Musical Theater

Spencer unironically cited a satirical Nazi song written by Kander’s uncle, the legendary John Kander

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Jewish Food Fest in Berlin Showcases the Cuisine of the City’s Burgeoning Jewish Community

‘Jewish food isn’t something new to Berlin. It thrived here before, and should be here now.’

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Arizona Police Arrest Suspects for Twisting Local Menorah Into a Swastika

Both the communal and law enforcement responses to the crime offered an encouraging example for countering acts of anti-Semitism

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It’s Time for Intersectionality to Include the Jews

Intersectional theory is uniquely suited to take on anti-Semitism. But intersectional activists often refuse to do so, perpetuating the prejudice instead.

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Going Public

On Girls, Hannah shares her big news with her friends—and finds that everyone has an opinion

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What We Can Learn About Internet Harassment From the Alt-Right’s Campaign Against Amy Schumer

As long as online outlets allow unfettered internet mobs to take over their platforms, their content will suffer

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Herbert Lust

The University of Chicago literature professor turned Wall Street titan talks about art collecting, intellect, and why he only became proud of being Jewish when he was 35

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No, Billy Joel is Not the Soulless ‘Donald Trump of Pop Music’

The musician’s biographer sets the record straight on the singer’s Jewishness and complex relationship to his family’s Holocaust history

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Phyllis Chesler Says She Was ‘Disinvited’ from UJA Women’s Rights Event

The prolific feminist author, who was set to speak at an upcoming New York event, published an op-ed wondering if organizers took issue with her opinions

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Ellen Klages’s Lesbian Time-Travel Novella Is One Hoot of a Genre Mash-Up

In Passing Strange, a Jewish-American artist, a Japanese-American lawyer, a British teen math whiz, and other LGBT women come together in 1940s San Francisco

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Tale of Trump Adviser’s Alleged Nazi Ties Unravels

Sebastian Gorka denies a report of his affiliations with Vitézi Rend

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David Grossman and Amos Oz Long-Listed for Man Booker International Prize

The Israeli authors were nominated for their novels A Horse Walks Into a Bar and Judas, respectively

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What I Learned From the Dominican Republic’s ‘Ghost Citizens’

I came to the Caribbean as an advocate for Dominicans of Haitian descent, the country’s stateless citizens. But I was shocked when activists showed concern for me.

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Princeton’s Tourney Hopes Rest on a Jewish Kid From Jersey

Spencer Weisz, the Ivy League Player of the Year, cut his teeth in Israel. Now he’s got his eyes on an NCAA trophy.

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Adam Krief, Jewish Father of Three Whose Cancer Battle Inspired a Social Media Movement, Dies at 32

‘To the man, the tzadik, who touched the hearts and the lives of all of us. Who united us. Who gave us a reason to come together. To fight. To pray. To love.’

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