The wonderful Yiddish word meaning, well, nothing

Making Beirut nervous, American lawmakers are finally demanding accountability concerning the disarmament of Hezbollah

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Paying the Price for Abandoning Jewish Peoplehood

The lesson in the Chabon Affair: Reform Judaism is all about sociology, not ideology

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It’s the Jerusalem Curse, Lionel Messi

Sport is ultimately about character, and the Argentine superstar is showing his deficiencies on and off the pitch

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In Hit Horror Film, a Sadly Unheeded Lesson in Jewish Morality

Critics and fans all love ‘Hereditary’ for all the wrong reasons

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Archaeology Without Ruins

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ ancient Talmudic rabbis look for the First and Second Temples without stones or relics to guide them

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Jewish Marriage 101

‘Kallah classes’ have long taught women the basics of Jewish marital etiquette, from the mikveh to the kitchen to the birds and the bees

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Welcome the Stranger

In Pittsburgh, Jewish immigration agencies are helping to resettle refugees from around the world

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G7 and the End of Days

Gorbachev dismantled his country’s empire. He was either visionary or crazy. Is Donald Trump now doing the same to America’s global hegemony? If so, why?

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The World Cup Made Me a Believer

In watching the great Maradona play, a lesson in theology

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That Bernie Sanders CIA Guy Running for Congress From Woodstock

Jeff Beals, a former Iraq-war diplomat, wants to represent New York’s bellwether 19th congressional district in the Catskills, which, like America, is split between coastal liberals and rural conservatives. First he has to get through a crowded Democratic primary later this month.

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Americans ♥ ‘Fauda,’ Israelis ♥ ‘Imposters’

A Bravo series starring Israeli actress Inbar Lavi is a con game masking something real

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Philip Roth’s Spooks

Why the story of Coleman Silk’s epic struggle to escape his roots is still the most-loved Philip Roth book in France

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Social Justice and the Future of Judaism

In ‘To Heal the World?,’ his critique of the modern Jewish left, Jonathan Neumann is not just wrong. He’s also way out of his league.