Jonathan Zalman, a staff editor, runs The Scroll, Tablet's news blog.
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Why Was Otto Warmbier’s Jewish Faith Kept a Secret During His Detainment in North Korea?

According to a Times of Israel report, Warmbier’s family and those working for his release chose not to disclose his Judaism so as not to ’embarrass’ North Korea

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Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered in Hidden Room in Home Near Buenos Aires

The trove of 75 items is the largest discovery of Nazi-era artifacts in the country’s history

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David Grossman Wins Man Booker International Prize

The Israeli author and ‘conscience of his nation’ won for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar

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Manhattan Street Named After Elie Wiesel

A section of West 84th Street is now known as Elie Wiesel Way, in honor of ‘the most eloquent voice for peace in our world’

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Bicyclist Killed in NYC Was Former IDF Staff Sergeant and Youth Tennis Star in Israel

Dan Hanegby, a 36-year-old father of two, felt passionately about Israel

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Angela Merkel to Buenos Aires’ Oldest Congregation: ‘We Must Fight Anti-Semitism’

During a three-day trip to Latin America, the German chancellor thanked the Argentine Jewish community for welcoming German Jews fleeing the Nazis

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Must-See: 150 People Sing ‘O Canada’ in Yiddish

What a way to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary!

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In Nobel Prize Lecture, Bob Dylan Tells of His Musical and Literary Influences

Leadbelly’s music (‘changed my life’) and Moby Dick (‘makes demands on you’) have been with Dylan since the beginning of his career

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Reinhold Hanning, a Convicted Former SS Guard at Auschwitz, Dies at 95

Hanning was found guilty of accessory to murder of 170,000 people. He never made it to prison.

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Babs Mourns: Streisand’s Dog Sammie Dies

The Coton de Tulear was a ‘beloved’ 14-year companion to the legendary entertainer

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Sandy Koufax’s Rookie Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey Is Up for Auction and It Ain’t Cheap

The jersey is believed to be one of only two known to exist

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Dairy, Torah, and All-nighters: Shavuot Is Here

What to eat, read, and do during the holiday

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Happy Birthday, Herman Wouk!

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author turns 102 this weekend. Read up on his incredible career.

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It’s Gal Gadot’s (and Israel’s) Time to Shine

From Rosh HaAyin to Times Square, Wonder Woman has arrived

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Mike Huckabee Plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in Jerusalem

The former governor of Arkansas brought his bass to Israel, apparently

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Trump and Bibi Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

A chef made a chess-themed dessert for the American and Israeli leaders. Metaphors abound.

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The Media’s Tired Adam Sandler Narrative

The comedian is being lauded for his acting in the upcoming film The Meyerowitz Stories. Deserving as he may be, the notion that his performance comes as some surprise is a high-brow cheap shot at the comedic legend.

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What’ll Drake’s 26th Tattoo Be? Celine Dion’s Face, Apparently.

At the Billboard Music Awards, Drizzy bowed to Queen Celine, cementing the Canadian royal ranks once and for all

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Jeffrey Tambor Recalls His Cantor’s Cottage Cheese Spittle and Being High at His Bar Mitzvah

The ‘Transparent’ and ‘Arrested Development’ star gives a fantastic interview on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

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Making Sense of the U.S.-Russia-Israel News

Intelligence leaks in Washington; Israel as a source of top-level U.S. intel; and Trump’s visit to the Western Wall, which the president’s aide reportedly said is ‘part of the West Bank’

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Historic New York City Temple Burns Down

Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, a 167-year-old Lower East Side landmark, has been destroyed

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What’s the Secret to Living Into Your 90s?

We’ll find in out HBO’s upcoming documentary, ‘If You’re Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast’

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How to Cook ‘Seinfeld’ Foods: Soup for You!

A self-taught YouTube chef makes babka, the Soup Nazi’s wild mushroom soup, and those lemon poppy seed muffin tops—with recipes to boot

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