A CNN transcription error inspires new hope—and a speech

Thirty years into a life sentence for spying for Israel, the former U.S. intelligence analyst has been granted parole

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Wonder Babies

In Netanya, two baby girls were born twenty minutes apart to two pairs identical twin parents who themselves were born twenty minutes apart. Yep.

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Goethe University in Frankfurt Establishes Professorship Devoted to Holocaust Studies

The post is the first of its kind in Germany and begins in 2017

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Learning From Each Other

The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together

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For the Love of Pickles

In the heat of summer, nothing is as refreshing as a cold pickle. Just ask my kids.

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Do Torah Scholars Have the Right Not To Be Drafted by the Government?

In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility

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How Summer Camps Should—and Shouldn’t—Observe Tisha B’Av

Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.

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What Information Collected by Israeli Intelligence Reveals About the Iran Talks

Over the years of negotiation, concession after concession from the West

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Israel’s Best Diplomat Offers Hope to the Entire Middle East

George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset

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A Guide for the Perplexed: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.

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What Made Alex Katz So Brand New & Terrific?

The painter’s early 1950s work is the subject of an exceptional, worth-the-detour new show in Maine

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Doctorow and Poe

A tale of two Edgars, and the predestination of names

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The Smallest Woman in the World

A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the forthcoming ‘Complete Stories’