Today on Jewcy: A new book explores how superheroes struggled with the Shoah

There’s no doubt that Chinese Indonesians and Jews need to be treated better by both their fellow citizens and the state, but things aren’t as grim as you may believe

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The Problem with ‘Wild, Wild Country’

The show’s lack of interest in Rajneeshism as actual religion makes it incoherent

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On Yom Ha’atzmaut, Give the War of Independence’s Iconic Recipe a Shot

In besieged Jerusalem, starving Jews foraged for edible plants, sparking a culinary tradition that continues long after the victory

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The Seven Quintessentially Israeli Movies

From reservists lazing on a desert hilltop to doomed love in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic, the films that helped shape Israeli cinema

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Sabra Cadabra

Ep. 132: Celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday with chef Eyal Shani, singer Yael Deckelbaum, and writer and comedian Periel Aschenbrand

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The Children’s Book That Introduced Young Americans to the New Jewish State

On Yom Ha’atzmaut, looking back at Habibi’s Adventures in the Land of Israel, from 1951

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When a King Sins

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the surprising origins of power’s responsibility to the governed. Plus: How the Kingdom of Judea became the Religion of Judaism.

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Israeli Arabs Are Choosing Jewish Schools

Yom Ha’atzmaut: The benefits—and perils—of assimilation in the Jewish state

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Honor Killing Is Not Just a Muslim Problem

It’s the most extreme form of institutionalized violence against women on the planet

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The Gaza Delusion

The conflict isn’t between two nations, but between two irreconcilable worldviews

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Gangsters for Zion

Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence

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Indonesians Hate the Chinese, Because They Are Jewish

How Dutch colonial officials used anti-Semitism to fuel anti-Chinese hate

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My Jewish Encounter With Hinduism

How I came to an intellectual and spiritual connection with Swami Chidananda Saraswati