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Watching the Strange Spectacle of Palestinian Made-for-Media Outrage

As soon as the cameramen left, so did the rioters

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Mandy Patinkin Finally Gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

Today on Jewcy: “This is better than a Bar Mitzvah,” said Patinkin.

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Sitting Shiva at the Home Depot

Ours was never the traditional Jewish family. When my father passed away, a strange new question arose: How does one mourn?

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Chocolate Hummus? Have You No Shame?

If we want our cross-cultural excursions to mean anything, in the kitchen and beyond, we must acknowledge the existence of boundaries before we cross them. And calling a pudding ‘hummus’ is a boundary that shouldn’t be crossed.

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Chicago Editor Dismissed for Racist Cartoon Mocking J.B. Pritzker

Skewering the gubernatorial candidate for racially insensitive comments, Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Konkol published an offensive cartoon drawing on negative stereotypes of African Americans

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The Obama Administration’s $1.7 Billion Iranian Deception

It’s time to release the documents regarding the previous president’s payment of the Islamic Republic’s claim

News & Politics

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The Next Israel-Hezbollah War Won’t Be an Accident

Non-military options that might prevent an ‘Israel-Resistance Axis War’ are waning

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The Iran Deal Is Now Officially a Disaster. So Where Were You?

Agents of Influence: The real consequence of Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative is mayhem

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Rex Tillerson Babbles in Beirut While Middle East War Looms

Trump’s envoy tries to make a distinction between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s government where there is none

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Heroes and Schoolteachers

Notes from the American Inferno: why educational institutions are the locus of our current cultural collapse and our best hope to be saved from it

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Hasbara Culture and the Curse of Bibi-ism

How Prime Minister Netanyahu turns all political opinions about his leadership into a referendum on nothing less than the Manichean struggle between good and evil

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Qatar and American Jews

News about an inflammatory documentary breaks just as a charm offensive is underway. What does Doha really want?

Arts & Culture

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Poet David Avidan’s ‘Futureman’ Is Here, Now

The late, spaced-out Israeli artist would have been 84 this week

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‘The Tree of Life’ Is a Brilliant Work of Art About the Holocaust

Yiddish writer Chava Rosenfarb brought cruel death in the Lodz ghetto to life

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A Portrait of the Marriage of Fred and Marcia Weisman, by David Hockney

‘Seeing psychologically’ the philanthropic American collector couple who put Los Angeles on the art map

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The Kids Are Alright

Ep. 124: Klezmer-rock band Golem, writer Molly Lambert on her grandmother’s exclusion from the 1936 Olympics, and a visit to a Hebrew language-focused elementary school in Harlem

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Turning Away From Poland’s ‘Dark Past’

Should the law be invoked to confront the Holocaust?

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life,’ by Ferenc Molnar

Bookworm: The scoundrel hero of the Hungarian writer’s play ‘Liliom’ steals a star from heaven

Life & Religion

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Netflix and Phil

Ep. 125: Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal’s new food series and DoubleX Gabfest co-host June Thomas on the future of podcasting

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Call It Sleepless

When my daughter wouldn’t sleep through the night, I wondered: Was this a medical issue, or a psychological problem she’d inherited from my family?

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What Made America Great in the First Place

A new lecture series by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik offers unexpected insights into the Jewish ideas that influenced America’s founders

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Attending Synagogue Without Leaving Home

Growing numbers of congregations are live-streaming services to those who can’t join in person but want to stay connected

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Feeling the Love in Macedonia

Returning to my grandfather’s hometown, I witnessed the affection the locals feel for their country’s Jewish past

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Touch Me

Two Bay Area Jewish women offer an intimate—but not too intimate—seminar on human sexuality