Adam Chandler was previously a staff writer at Tablet. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Slate, Esquire, New York, and elsewhere. He tweets @allmychandler.
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Prayers for Rain Usher in Jerusalem Snowfall

Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”

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Report: Stanley Fischer Will Be Next Fed Vice Chair

The American-Israeli economist’s name has been floated for other gigs

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Entire World Sneers at Turkish Prime Minister’s Absence at Mandela Memorial

Recep Erdoğan is condemned for missing tribute to South African leader

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Katz’s Deli Hawking Sweet $5,000 Nike Shoes

That’s at least 100 corned beef sandwiches!

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Israel, Palestinians, Jordan Sign Water Deal

Sure it’s not a land deal, but maybe we’re getting somewhere?

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Jewish Nominees for ‘Song of the Year’ Grammy

You can finally blame today’s awful music on your children

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Netanyahu to Skip Nelson Mandela Funeral

Citing cost, Israeli premier ignites a firestorm among detractors

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Omri Casspi Brought His Mom to the White House Hanukkah Party

The Rockets small forward is also having a breakout NBA season

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Arguing for Israel’s Security First in Peace Talks

Before concessions on borders, Israel demands its safety be guaranteed

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Syrian Rebels Allege Assad Used Poison Gas

A round-up of things we wish weren’t rounding up

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Jews Dominate NYC Mayoral Write-In Votes

If there are moral victories to be had, a vote for Lou Reed is one of them

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Major Hezbollah Leader Assassinated in Beirut

Plus with Kerry arriving to the region, peace talks are on the ropes

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Billy Joel to Begin Monthly Residency at MSG

Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?

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It’s OK to Admit It: Montreal Can Make a Bagel

Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets

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The Origin Story of Smoked Meat on Rye

The Scroll takes a trip to Chez Schwartz’s in Montreal

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Kanye Wades Into Discourse on Jewish Power

President Obama doesn’t have the same connections as Jews and oil men

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A Brief Survey of Bibi Singing

Across the years, the Israeli prime minister channels Luther Vandross

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U.S. to Give Jewish Artifacts Back to Iraq

The State Department will hand back the trove from its exiled community

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Appropriating The Beastie Boys to Empower Girls

A lawsuit brings about quite an ethical conundrum

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Israeli Opposition to Iran Deal Not Based on Ego

It’s based on existence

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What You Need to Know About Iran Nuclear Deal

Plus Israel registers its disappointment

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Joseph, Vayeshev, and Undocumented Americans

Revisiting the story of Joseph and its resonance with the American immigration debate

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Uncomfortable vs. Unacceptable: U.S., France Swap Places

Responses to Ayatollah Khamenei calling Israel ‘a rabid dog’ have been mixed

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Kevin Spacey Foiled by Woody Allen’s Disdain for Technology

The actor sent the director a brown-nosing subscription to Netflix

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Iran Sanctions Aren’t Hurting the Ayatollah

Reuters reports Ayatollah Ali Khamenei runs a $95 billion empire

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‘Lobsters & Latkes’ Invade the Lower East Side

Essex restaurant is having the least Jewish Hanukkah party ever

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Mayor Steven Fulop Aims to Reinvent Jersey City

Buzz surrounds the new mayor–a Goldman Sachs alum and Iraq War vet

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New Report Links 94-Year-Old Ukrainian Nazi in Minnesota to Massacre

More horrific allegations against Michael Karkoc emerge

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Report: Israel and Saudi Arabia Co-Planning Iran Attack

You might call this the ultimate brushback pitch