Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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Omri Casspi, Fellow NBA Players Are ‘Rockstars’ in Israel

Despite rumblings of political intentions, the Sacramento Kings forward says his trip is about fun, family, and hummus

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Jerusalem’s Chief Rabbi Visits Victim of Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

‘The person that committed this sinful act is a criminal in every way, and his intention to kill Jews is something which is terrifying’

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Palestinian Infant Killed in West Bank Arson Attack; Israeli Settlers Suspected

Netanyahu condemns ‘act of terrorism’ that also badly burned both parents and their 4-year-old boy

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Six Stabbed at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade

Suspect is a Haredi man who was recently released from prison for committing a similar crime 10 years ago

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Online Dating for Jews of Color: A Love Story

Internet, Internet, make me a match, find me a find, catch me a catch

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Playing Jan Karski

David Strathairn stars in a new production about the Holocaust whistleblower

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Solving the Riddle of Love

Every Tu B’Av, the Jewish Valentine’s Day, I was a deflated, lonely man. Then I learned how to love myself—and others.

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On Theodore Bikel’s Bukovinian Roots

A factual error—and subsequent correction—in the folk singer’s New York Times obituary raises questions about the far-too-often lumped together identities of Jewish immigrants

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Sandler vs. Samberg: Unorthodox Episode 1

Tablet’s new podcast features guests A.J. Jacobs and Elna Baker talking family reunions, Jews and Mormons, and more

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The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

A new film about Sophie Tucker is in theaters, and reason enough revisit the vaudevillian’s suggestive, sex-positive, hip-slinging songs

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In Cheeky Video, Celebs Urge Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

‘We will be melted:’ Jack Black, Morgan Freeman, Natasha Lyonne, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Tablet contributor Thomas R. Pickering speak out

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The Gospel of Jill Soloway

In a recent interview, the creator of Transparent addresses the ‘state of emergency’ for female voices in Hollywood

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Samir Kuntar, Child-Killer, Dead in IAF Strike in Syria

Justice finally finds the unrepentant terrorist

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Arab MK Calls Out Israeli Government After Violent Clash at Temple Mount

Palestinian youths and Israeli police fought at Al-Aqsa Mosque during Tisha B’Av, but just what sparked it remains contested

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Werner Herzog For Israeli Prime Minister

A CNN transcription error inspires new hope—and a speech

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Confirmed: Jonathan Pollard To Be Released in November

Thirty years into a life sentence for spying for Israel, the former U.S. intelligence analyst has been granted parole

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Wonder Babies

In Netanya, two baby girls were born twenty minutes apart to two pairs identical twin parents who themselves were born twenty minutes apart. Yep.

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Goethe University in Frankfurt Establishes Professorship Devoted to Holocaust Studies

The post is the first of its kind in Germany and begins in 2017

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Learning From Each Other

The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together

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John Kerry: If Iran Deal Crumbles, Blame Israel

The White House continues its Jew-baiting campaign with the reported release of Jonathan Pollard

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Jon Stewart’s Jewnacular

Chuck Schumer: ‘It’s a miracle: You took one day’s worth of schtick and kept it going for 16 years. Mazel tov!’

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In Lviv, a Dubious Anti-Semitic Demonstration

Ukrainian Jewish leader: ‘In this region there does not exist even the slightest manifestation of xenophobia or ethnic intolerance’

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Chris Brown Backflips Into Israel

Front-row seats are like a hundred bucks, or you can not go—yep, that’s the one

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European Maccabi Games To Take Place at Olympiastadion in Berlin

On Monday, over two thousand athletes will compete at the site where Nazis tried to ban Jews at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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Kesher Israel Hires Interim Rabbi as Congregation Moves Forward From Freundel Scandal

Rabbi Avidan Milevsky will begin his duties on July 27

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Jerusalem To Fund Non-Orthodox Institutions for the First Time

The city’s move marks the latest crack in Israel’s Orthodox monopoly

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Researchers: Ancient Scroll Discovered in Israel Contains Verses From Leviticus

New technologies have enabled scientists to decipher burnt parchment unearthed in the 1970s

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Don’t Forget To Laugh

Facing protests, Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’ reminds us that the art of a good joke is all about context

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A Story for Tisha B’Av

Author Lev Raphael looks back on the story that put him on the literary map 25 years ago

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