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The White House and its allies shouldn’t need to smear American Jews–and a sitting senator–as dual loyalists to make their case

Obama met with Jewish leaders this week in a private meeting in D.C., followed by a curious speech the next day

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Tel Aviv University’s Egyptian Valedictorian: ‘We Must Always Question Our Assumptions’

Haisam Hassanein grew up surrounded by anti-Israeli stereotypes but found a very different reality when he experienced the country for himself

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The Riegner Cable, and the Knowing Failure of the West To Act During the Shoah

When and how did authentic information about the Holocaust first become known?

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And Tonight’s Headliner Is….Alan Dershowitz

The Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village gets ready to host a debate on Israel, Iran, and nuclear accords.

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Controversy Over Worksheet at Orthodox School in London

A worksheet’s reference to ‘evil goyim,’ stirs controversy in London, but context does matter.

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Soccer on Shabbat? Maybe Not, Rules Israeli Court

Games canceled as Israel considers whether teams can play on Shabbat.

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Did Donald Trump Help Save the Iran Deal?

Probably not. But let the analysis begin.

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Israeli Police May Indict Likud Knesset Member Oren Hazan for Assault

Embattled lawmaker had previously been accused of pimping and abusing drugs

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Davening for Dollars: Jeb! at The Hampton Synagogue

The GOP candidate lines up to bash Obama and his Iran deal at the tony and influential congregation at the beach

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The Two Jewish State Solution

Israel’s former internal security service chief decries the threat of religious Zionism left unchecked in Judea and Samaria

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Noah Kales Puts the Jew in Jiu-Jitsu

The Toronto-based champ is 4’10”, weighing in at 82 lbs., and 13 years old

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Meet the Iran Lobby

In the fight over sanctions and the nuclear deal, how did the supposedly all-powerful pro-Israel lobby lose to the slick operatives of the National Iranian American Council?

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Sonia Nazario’s Chutzpah Gives a Voice to Latin America’s Voiceless Migrants

Like many Jews, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author comes from a family that was persecuted and that migrated. She continues to help people fleeing violence and hopelessness.

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Anonymous and the Islamic State

Bafflement: a reasonable response to a barbarian upsurge

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The Three Musketeers on the Amsterdam-to-Paris Train

A dashing trio and the eternities of literature

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Israel’s Happiness Revolution

What my preschooler’s taste in Mizrahi pop says about where the country is at

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Basel Yazouri: Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

How an 18-year-old Palestinian prodigy came to train his lens on last summer’s Israel-Hamas hostilities, which ended one year ago today

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The Scholar and the Survivor

In a compelling new memoir, ‘Reading Claudius,’ Caroline Heller goes in search of her formidable uncle Erich, whose WWII legacy still haunts his descendants

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Sheep

A new animated movie charmingly wrestles with one of Jewish theology’s thorniest questions

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André Aciman, Sarah Wildman, and Others Build a Summer Reading List

Looking for a good book to sink into at the beach in these waning dog days? Friends share what they’ve loved lately.

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To See Those Pews Full Again, Synagogues Should Learn From Best Buy

The electronics retailer’s miraculous turnaround offers an important lesson to shuls combating dwindling attendance

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Hard To Say I’m Sorry

On a special High Holiday episode of Unorthodox, three stories of how apologizing before Yom Kippur can go right … or wrong

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Teaching Kids About Labor Day

The best children’s books about the labor movement—and the part Jews have played in it

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Sex on the Beach

How a trip to a smoothie stand with the kids turned into a frank—albeit brief—discussion about ‘sexy dancing’

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Tracing the Way of the Nazirites

An ancient vow—no wine, no hair-cutting, no contact with the dead—and its demands and sins are the subject of the new tractate in our ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study

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Beyond the Pulpit

What does a rabbi do in late August when he no longer needs to prep for High Holidays?