Do you really need a license to put on tefillin?

An Instagram photo of wine and Similac sparks controversy

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Hamas Tries, Fails to Smuggle Tactical Shooting Gloves into Gaza

As the strip’s population suffers, the terrorist organization remains focused on violence

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New Book Tells Forgotten Story of Hitler’s Failed Hollywood Takeover

And of how a Jewish spy stopped the brownshirts from marching down Wilshire

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Yad Vashem to Honor First Arab as Righteous Gentile

Dr. Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian urologist living in Berlin, risked his life to hide four of his Jewish friends. The honor was initially offered in 2013, but Dr. Helmy’s relatives refused to accept it from an institution based in Israel.

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America’s Best Jewish Baker Isn’t Jewish

How minister’s daughter Melissa Weller became the queen of bagels and babka

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You’ve Made Aliyah. Now What?

Israeli agencies offer programs to help newcomers settle in, but some worry that the country needs to offer more support to prevent them from leaving

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The Converso Comeback

Hispanic crypto-Jews use social media and DNA testing to reconnect with their heritage

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Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism?

Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime, whose ‘good intentions’ cannot mask the horrors imposed in its name

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Who Betrayed the Kurdish People?

Two years after the Kurds fought against the Islamic State, America turned its back as they sought independence

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The Pfefferman Pfroblem

The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?

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Double Exposure: Jean-Pierre Melville

The ambiguities and darkness of Nazi-occupied France propelled him to flee his country, take a new name, fight in the Resistance, and then invent film noir. But the past continued to haunt him.