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Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
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The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
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My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
In Assaf Gavron’s new novel, an apathetic Israeli and an introspective Palestinian are on a collision course
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Graphic novelist James Sturm turns his attention to a struggling Eastern European rug maker
A father’s reflections on teaching his son the Four Questions
Judith Shulevitz’s new book considers the Sabbath throughout the ages and in her own life
When Chabad arrived in an upscale Tel Aviv neighborhood, its liberal residents didn’t respond with open arms
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Arab-Jewish relations in a tense Paris neighborhood
Newly discovered photographs shed light on daily existence in the Pale of Settlement
A hungry reporter samples the hearty cuisine of Jewish Budapest
A philosopher and a professional schmoozer discuss the art of conversation
How Europe’s 19th and early 20th century Jews changed everything
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How reconciliation with Hamas reveals the PA boss’s true intentions
Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study
The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors reflects on taking up citizenship
Beppe Grillo under fire for anti-government poem based on ‘If This Is a Man’
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Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
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Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
Correspondence templates taught Jews both literacy and how to be modern. A new anthology shows their entertainment value.