Hiking the Inca Trail, I learned that the ancient Jewish art of complaining can save the day, if you do it right

This Friday in California, two Imams callED on Allah to smite the Jews. This hate must end.

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Mandy Patinkin Returns to Broadway!

Will play the lead in ‘Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812.’

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NYT Writer Wonders What Jews Really Know About Torture, Oppression

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

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Trump Just Banned Transgender Soldiers, Claiming They Make Us Less Safe. Israel Begs to Differ.

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

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Satisfying Refugees’ Thirst for Education

The Schoolhouse offers classes to asylum seekers in Israel

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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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North Korea Tested an ICBM. Iran Is Next.

‘Autocracies are less likely than democracies to sign international agreements and when they do, they are more likely to cheat. But we never seem to learn our lesson.’

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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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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