Batya Ungar-Sargon is a freelance writer who lives in New York. Her Twitter feed is @bungarsargon.
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The Blame Game

New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.

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The Man Who Loves Women

Having brought author Clarice Lispector back into the public eye, biographer Ben Moser turns to Susan Sontag

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Voices From Gaza: ‘We Are Suffering’

Director of Gaza City women’s center says the area needs humanitarian aid

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A Voice for Gaza, From East Jerusalem

As wounded Gazans flock to hospitals, women take on the bulk of their care

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Israel Confirms Hamas Funded Kidnapping

Accomplice in abduction and murder of three teens says order came from Gaza

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A Voice For Gaza, From the West Bank

Non-violence advocate faces resistance from Palestinians and fire from IDF

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Voices From Gaza: Ahmed Asmar

‘Every two minutes, we hear a bombardment’

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24 Arrested in Protest Against Israel’s Gaza Campaign

Norman Finkelstein, Benjamin Kunkel, Corey Robin among those arrested

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Did Israel Say Hamas Didn’t Kidnap Its Teens? No.

New York, NYRB and Andrew Sullivan promulgate problematic claim

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A View From Gaza: ‘It’s the Worst Horror Movie You Would Ever Watch’

Nalan Al Sarraj describes the devastation on the ground

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What David Petraeus Can Teach Us About Gaza

Applying U.S. lessons of counterinsurgency to the current crisis in Gaza

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Celebrity Rabbi, Heal Thyself

Shmuley Boteach—rabbi, sexpert, Michael Jackson pal—has led many lives. But none of them can obliterate his past.

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Nine Arrested in NYC at Jewish Protest of Gaza Operation

Civil disobedience act targeted the Friends of the IDF office in Times Square

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SodaStream Sacks 60 West Bank Workers

After employees said they didn’t get enough food after Ramadan fast ended

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Andy Samberg, Kiss My Mezuzah!

Rachel Bloom is going to be funny, no matter what you think of her and her lewd, Jewy, borderline-offensive brand of comedy

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The Jerusalem School That Turned Superstitious Jews Into Proper Brits

A new exhibit and book recall the Evelina de Rothschild School, which taught Jewish girls punctuality, self-reliance—and English

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The Mystery of the Origins of Yiddish Will Never Be Solved

How an academic field—marked by petty fighting, misguided ideological debates, and personal proximity to tragedy—doomed itself

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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising: The Musical?

A 28-year-old Broadway actress takes on an unexpected new project

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Three Israeli Teenagers Missing in West Bank

Hitchhikers, one of whom reportedly has U.S. citizenship, feared kidnapped

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The Elders of Zion: A ‘Secret Society’?

Huffington Post listicle confuses fact with fiction

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Inside SodaStream’s West Bank Factory

Documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial company

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Anthony Bourdain Honored for Scenes in Gaza

The chef filmed an episode of his popular CNN show Parts Unknown in Israel

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Four Rabbis Indicted In Divorce Kidnappings

Charged with conspiracy to kidnap Jewish husbands refusing their wives a get

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Jewish Woman Granted Divorce From Comatose Husband

Israeli Rabbinical Court issues groundbreaking ruling

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Israeli Arrested For Instigating Beating of Arabs

Used social media to call for assaults, one of which was caught on camera

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Turning a Prayer Book Into a Synagogue’s Communal Scrapbook

In an effort to revitalize services, a New Jersey congregation includes its members’ memories in a new siddur

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In 2000, a Newspaper Headline Opened a Wound in Israeli Society. It Still Hasn’t Healed.

The fight over alleged war crimes from 1948 is a window into the kaleidoscopic nature of history and memory in Israeli culture

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Adelle Waldman’s Impressive Second Act

The Nathaniel P. novelist is back with a prequel to her acclaimed 2013 debut

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A Millennial’s Guide to Monica Lewinsky

A look back at the 1998 scandal that rocked the White House and the country

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Sitting in The Mother of All Chairs

Smothering or mothering? That’s the question artist Mirta Kupferminc asks

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