In start-up nation, the standards just keep getting higher

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This Rosh Hashanah, Welcoming My Fiance Into Judaism

Ian’s decision to convert reminded me of how meaningful Judaism truly is to me

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For Singapore’s Jews, a Very ‘Game of Thrones’ Rosh Hashanah

At shul, some are wondering: Haven’t we heard that melody before?

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Here’s the One Kitchen Gadget That’ll Save Your Rosh Hashanah Dinner

Forget that long slog in the oven: Your brisket needs an Instant Pot

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Rosh Hashanah in Zion

After I left the Orthodox world—and my marriage—I found a new place to observe the Jewish New Year: on a different kind of path

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The Anti-Semite Can Cite Talmud for His Purpose

Taken out of context, ancient Rabbinic laws—such as those on capital punishment discussed in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study—can attract the attention of those who hate us

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A New Cake for a New Year

Long a dull staple of Rosh Hashanah tables, honey cake is having a renaissance, with a wide range of new variations

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John Kerry Was Right About Terrorism in 2004, and Donald Trump And His Generals Are Wrong

‘Afghanistan is the swamp and Trump now owns it’

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Democratic and Republican Elites Are Using Trump to Whitewash 16 Years of Foreign-Policy Disasters

Successive two-term administrations made a mess of the Middle East. Who will clean up?

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‘Strange’ and ‘Strangers’

Two new studies of Islam portray recent outbursts of coordinated violence and oppression not as a reaction to Western liberalism but instead as fundamental to the religion itself

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The Settler Nakba and the Rise of Post-Modern Post-Zionist Religious Ideology on the West Bank

To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein

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The Stunning, Delicious Depravity of Lawrence Durrell’s ‘Justine’

‘Bookworm,’ Tablet’s voracious new column: Alexandria swoons

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Urban Sephardic Culture in the Ottoman Empire

An overlooked golden age of Jewish culture flowered in the cities of Istanbul, Edirne, Salonica, Izmir, Aleppo, Damascus, Baghdad, Cairo, and Alexandria—where almost no Jews live today