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Jewish Thought in the DOMA Ruling

Looking at Jewish texts and the text of the ruling

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The Bitter-Herb Bloody Mary

Video: The Gefilteria’s co-founder shows you how to spice up your horseradish—and make a Passover cocktail

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My Hunt for Solomon’s Temple

The Internet says the ruins of the First Temple are in the South Pacific. Matthew Fishbane went to find them.

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What To Do in 5773

Dr. Ruth, Shmuley Boteach, Mayim Bialik, Shalom Auslander, and 23 more on ensuring a meaningful year

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A Life of Dairy and Davening

Bill Berman is an anomaly among South Florida’s dairymen, few of whom start their day putting on tefillin

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Stamp Your Feet; Make Some Noise

Tablet invites you to a Broadway-inspired Purim Spiel

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 5, Nos. 5 to 1: Annie Hall is for lovers, Sunset Boulevard is brutally candid, and E.T. is the greatest Jewish film of all

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 4, Nos. 25 to 6: Meet the Parents makes intermarriage OK, Ghostbusters explores Jewish theology, and The Graduate goes just around the bend

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 3, Nos. 50 to 26: Exodus is Zionist agitprop, The Social Network revisits the creation myth, Funny Girl is a nesting doll of Jewish womanhood

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Day 2, Nos. 75 to 51: Barton Fink is the greatest Jewish noir, Heathers is a classic morality play, and Jeff Goldblum is, well, Jeff Goldblum

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100 Greatest Jewish Films

Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time

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Hands-On Synagogue

None of Poland’s spectacular wooden synagogues survived the war. Now a team of experts and novices is bringing one of them back to life.

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Lost Books

An archive of the best books lost in the stacks

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Fresh Exposure

A new account of the 1994 attack on a Buenos Aires Jewish community center tells the story using a distinctly Latin American genre: the novel in photos, or fotonovela

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Pilgrimage

An engagement at an African music festival took bandleader Jeremiah Lockwood as far from his musical roots as he’d ever ventured—and put him in tune with them anew

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Rabbi, Run

Gershom Sizomu, the first African-born black rabbi in Uganda, ran for his country’s parliament, trying to win support from outside the tiny, century-old Ugandan Jewish community he leads. A photo diary.

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Revolutionary Choices

Are the mass protests toppling regimes across the Middle East closer in spirit to 1979 Iran or 1989 Eastern Europe? Paul Berman, Elliott Abrams, Bruce Riedel, Andrew Tabler, and Brian Katulis consider the region’s future.

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Letters Lost and Found

Type designer Scott-Martin Kosofsky explains the creation of Le Bé, his new digitization of a beautiful 16th-century Hebrew typeface. It debuts in The Selected Poems of Yehuda Halevi, a Nextbook Press e-book published this week.

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Merry December 25!

From Chinese food and movies to A Christmas Carol performance and a Yiddish-accented visit from St. Nick: Our collected coverage of Jews on Christmas

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Web Wars!

The Internet is reshaping our ideas of diplomacy, governance, and war—especially in the Middle East

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High Holidays 5771

Collected Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur coverage

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Question of Faith

Photos: In Medellín, Colombia, Jewish converts trace their heritage to the Spanish Inquisition

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Tell It on the Mountain

A guide to all our coverage for the Shavuot holiday

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We Have a Poetry Contest Winner!

Read Susan Comninos’ poem

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At Such a Time, My Eyes Can’t Hold

Your daily poetry fix

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Be Still, You Booming Surf

Your daily poetry fix

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Lord, You Are My Sole Desire

Your daily poetry fix

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Driven by Longing

Your daily poetry fix

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Today on Tablet

Subtle messages from fiction, and from God

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Has a New Flood Drowned the Land

Your daily poetry fix