But why isn’t New York Senator Chuck Schumer on the list?

This presidential order—a rare honor—has historically been given to few other foreign dignitaries

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James Franco Is All In, With Looks to Kill

In ‘King Cobra,’ James Franco plays a producer of gay pornography who wants to buy performer Brent Corrigan out of his contract and will go to great lengths to see it through

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Rachel Weisz

The Academy Award-winning actress and star of ‘Denial’ talks about her love for Simchat Torah, where to get the best heels, and her parents, who are both Holocaust survivors

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‘You Don’t Get to Play Much With Kids Who Look Like You, Right?’

My daughter wants to play with other black Jewish children, but her options are limited in our neighborhood

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The Jews You’ve Never Heard Of

In the Bay Area, Karaite Jews struggle to build a future in America

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The Bottle Episode

Welcoming the Jewish New Year with stories about new beginnings from our hosts

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I Alone

For terrorists and activists alike, an identity addiction spells trouble

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One Last Interview

Three weeks ago, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.

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The Great Male Hope

The presidential debate pitted an outdated, ‘tough-guy’ version of masculinity against the modern era, which is upon us anyway

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Six Cups

A wedding present, a family history, and Ukraine’s dark 20th century, 75 years after Babi Yar

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Holocaust Denial on Trial

The infamous Lipstadt-Irving libel battle gets a trim new David Hare film adaptation starring Rachel Weisz—just in time for the rise of Trump

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The Mother Tongue

In an excerpt from ‘The People and the Books,’ a portrait of Glückel of Hameln, the 17th-century Jewish woman whose access to Judaism’s foundational stories was through the Tsenerene, a Yiddish retelling of the Torah

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Heidegger Was Really a Real Nazi

Is the philosopher’s complexity enough to excuse his overt anti-Semitism? A dive into the so-called ‘black notebooks’ from the 1930s is revealing.