Batya Ungar-Sargon is a freelance writer who lives in New York. Her Twitter feed is @bungarsargon.
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New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich on the surprising reaction to his new book, and why his rabbi told him not to worry
‘I may not hear very well, but I really know how to listen,’ says Rabbi Darby Leigh, as deaf Jews make strides in the community
Rising songwriter Gaby Alter brings ‘Nobody Loves You,’ about love, ontology, and reality TV, to an off-Broadway debut
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He’s the expert who specializes in finding ‘disappeared’ husbands—men who leave their wives without Jewish divorces, or hope
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Ringing in the Jewish New Year with an artisanal tahini and honey spread
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Controversy over the senator’s remarks has distracted from the real issue
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Inspired by Leviticus, eScapegoat lets users offload sins onto a virtual goat
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The 11-year-olds were wearing uniforms of local Jewish secondary school
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An excerpt from Lucinda Franks’ Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me
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Predicting which Israelis will win the esteemed award is a national pastime
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The singer also attributes past bad press to anti-Semitic and anti-female bias
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Responding to critics of my essay about Israel media coverage
By Yair Rosenberg — These Jewish leaders’ influence has been felt around the country, in every denomination, even if you don’t know them by nameBy Lee Smith — One Middle Eastern nation does indeed pay to influence U.S. foreign policy. Hint: It’s not Israel.By Liel Leibovitz — The first victim of the 9/11 attacks was a veteran of an elite IDF unit, as well as an innovative Internet entrepreneur
The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.
Batya Ungar-Sargon discusses her exposé on the tax rolls and funding cuts that fueled an ethnic rift in East Ramapo, N.Y.
Some people lean on neighbors for a cup of sugar. The Fruchters, of Memphis, Tennessee, needed theirs to help them keep the Sabbath.
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