Armin Rosen is a New York-based writer. He has written for The Atlantic, City Journal, and World Affairs Journal, and was recently a senior reporter for Business Insider.
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Kings of Pain

Fans of D.C. sports teams are perennially disappointed. The lessons of Judaism may be able to help them find meaning amid their yearly existential crises.

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Counting the Omer? Let ‘The Simpsons’ Be Your Guide.

For 18 years a fan has used the longest-running animated TV show in history to count the Omer, documenting its Jewish gags in the process

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When May Day Was a Major Event in Israel

In some Israeli communities, the international workers holiday was just as important as the Jewish holidays

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When Radiohead Played Tel Aviv in ’93

Artists supporting BDS are urging Radiohead to cancel its summer show in Tel Aviv, but that’s unlikely to happen: the British rockers have a long-standing connection to Israel

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Rabin, in a New Light

A new biography by Yitzhak Rabin’s former ambassador to Washington and lead negotiator with Syria recalls the rise of the Israeli leader and a time of possibility

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The Virginia Tech Professor and Holocaust Survivor Who Saved His Students’ Lives

Liviu Librescu’s heroics remain an inspiration 10 years after the massacre at Blacksburg

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Israel’s Embassy and Consulate Employees Go On Strike Around the World

On Wednesday, hundreds of staff at 50 official outposts protested low wages and didn’t show up to work

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For the Love of The Grateful Dead—in Hebrew

Meet the Israeli rapper behind The Promised Land, a Hebrew-language Grateful Dead cover band that recently performed in New York, a breeding ground for Deadheads

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AIPAC, Day 3: An Awkward Schmooze

Schumer rocked the house. But where were Trump’s people—Tillerson, Mattis, or Kushner?

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AIPAC, Day 2: Nikki Haley Unleashes

Plus kosher sushi, kosher jokes

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AIPAC, Day 1: One Very Big Room

Vice President Pence and Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame highlight the first day of the bipartisanship schmoozefest in D.C.

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Meet Benoit Cohen, the Decorated French Director Who Went Undercover as a New York City Cab Driver

‘You don’t direct people anymore, they direct you,’ said the Jewish filmmaker, who mined the experience for inspiration for his next movie

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Chicago Hyatt To Host Rasmea Odeh, a Convicted Terrorist, at Jewish Voice For Peace’s Conference

J.B. Pritzker, part-owner of the hotel behemoth, is a potential Democratic candidate for Illinois governor whose base might not share the event speakers’ ideology

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New Details Emerge on Washington’s Role in 2013-14 Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks

A veteran Israeli negotiator who was a key participant during negotiations says that the U.S., led by Secretary of State John Kerry, was heavy-handed and misguided

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Jewish Ethics and Morality Like You’ve Never Seen Them

Jessica Deutsch’s illustrated Pirkei Avot—a graphic novel of the Mishnaic compilation—provides a gorgeous introduction to one of Judaism’s key texts

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Hope Springs Fraternal

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans with his friend, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins

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Trump Fumbles Yet Another Opportunity to Address Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism

Wanting an ‘easy question,’ President Trump told a Jewish reporter to ‘sit down’ after he mentioned concerns over the ‘uptick’ in anti-Jewish incidents in the U.S.

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‘Joe’s Violin,’ From Germany to the Bronx

The Oscar-nominated short documentary tells the story of how a Holocaust survivor’s violin made it into the hands of a 12-year-old immigrant in the Bronx

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Jewish Trees, Ranked

For Tu B’Shevat, the 13 greatest trees in Jewish history, from the palm groves of Ein Gedi to a humongous, ancient sycamore in Netanya—and the burning bush

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A Dissident Under a Poisonous Autocracy

Vladimir Kara-Murza is in intensive care, and his wife is saying he was poisoned—again. Last year, the Russian activist sat down for an interview in Oslo to speak about Putin’s ‘monolithic regime.’

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Dylan Plays the Hits, But Not His Own

In March, Bob Dylan will release a triple album of covers of American songs

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Rivlin Calls Mexico’s Peña Nieto, Apologizes for Bibi’s Border Wall Tweet

It’s Twitter diplomacy at its finest, between Israel and Mexico

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Israel Approves Plan to Take in 100 Syrian Orphans

A first for Israel during the Syrian civil war, which rages on

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ZOA President Meets With Top Trump Aide

Of his meeting with Anthony Scaramucci, Zionist Organization of America president Mort Klein speculates that his organization’s defense of Steve Bannon may have helped to foster the dialogue

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How Obama Went From Calling to Save Darfur to De-Sanctioning Sudan in His Final Days in Office

What was once a cause celebre for Jewish and human rights activists has become an afterthought in a new, more volatile Middle East

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Pro-Israel Hoaxer Hits DC

Did an anti-Zionist filmmaker from Oxford masquerade as his political opposite to get internships at lobbying outfits?

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Nazis Claim a Sci-Fi Director Made a Film About a Global Jewish Conspiracy. He Didn’t—But Watch Anyway.

Anti-Semites have wrongly tried to appropriate John Carpenter’s work. In actuality, one of his most iconic films is also his most Jewish.

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Rafsanjani’s Thorny Legacy

The former Iranian president, who died last Sunday, was once indicted in connection to the 1994 AMIA bombing—the deadliest massacre of Jews anywhere since World War II

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Argentine Court Reopens Case Accusing Ex-President Fernandez of Covering Up Iran’s Role in 1994 AMIA Bombing

The original prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, died in 2015 under mysterious circumstances

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No One Is Afraid of AIPAC

The flagship pro-Israel lobbying organization failed to stop Obama’s Iran Deal. It may lose even more influence under Trump.

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