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‘Lamp Gathering’

Today on Jewcy: An original poem for Chanukah

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Hamilton It Isn’t: The New Robert Moses Rock Opera Falls Flat

Urban planning may be exciting, but the latest musical tribute to New York’s master builder is a turgid dud

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Nikki Haley Backs Off of Controversial Statement About Qatar and Hamas

“The US does not—and will not—recognize a difference between the political and military arms of Hamas,” the UN ambassador writes

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Popular Leftist Website: Only Date BDS Supporters

Ah, to be young and in love!

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The Best Chanukah Sports Movie

Today on Jewcy: Looking back on ‘Full Court Miracle.’

News & Politics

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Why Glenn Greenwald Deserves a Pulitzer Prize

For his poignant and intrepid rebuke of the American media’s obsession with a false narrative

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Farewell to a Scoundrel

Meme Wars: What Lorin Stein’s resignation from The Paris Review over sexual misconduct reveals about the true index of male power

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Is Today’s ‘Social Justice’ Jewish?

And are we prepared for postmodern activism and the new realities of the Jewish people?

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Trump’s Embassy Statement

To really stand with Israel, the president will need to reverse the course of his predecessor and stop Iran’s march to regional hegemony. Mere proclamations mean nothing.

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What Is the American Far Right?

And how many of them are there, anyway?

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Forcefully Opposing Anti-Semitism Must Be a Core Principle of the Movement to Combat White Supremacy

Because it bears repeating: Anti-Semitism forms the theoretical core of white nationalism

Arts & Culture

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Rokhl’s Khanike Gift List for the Yiddishist in Your Life

Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher

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The Best Novel of 2017 That You Never Heard Of

Bookworm: Jacob M. Appel’s life-affirming elderly suicide novel ‘Millard Salter’s Last Day’ is a highwire act balancing tragedy and comedy

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Peter Saul Sabotages Everything, Including Himself

The painter learns to ‘live Dada’

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An André Aciman Movie?

Jewishness as a metaphor for homosexual desire, in a successful new adaptation to film of the 2007 novel ‘Call Me By Your Name’

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Painter William Pachner, ‘Esquire’ Illustrator and Famous Portraitist of Franklin Roosevelt, Dies at 102

Before his death, a visit to his studio in Woodstock, New York, where the Czech emigrant and underappreciated artist of the Holocaust found peace

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Like a Roman Stone

Episode 113: Footsteps Executive Director Lani Santo and ‘Why Bob Dylan Matters’ author Richard F. Thomas

Life & Religion

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The Order of Things

The reasoning behind the Talmud’s categories and sub-categories isn’t always apparent. In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the Talmud wonders about its own organization.

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Fry Up Something New for Hanukkah

Go beyond latkes to a whole world of fritters for the holiday

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Hanger Management

Ep. 115: Mark Bittman’s new cookbook and ‘By the Book’ podcast host Kristen Meinzer on embracing self-help books

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017

Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!

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A Twist on the Traditional Latke

These aren’t your grandmother’s potato pancakes

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The Taste of My Grandfather’s Youth

How I learned to make ‘foul medemes,’ a fava bean-based dish he ate growing up in Cairo