The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
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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.
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The Internet says the Lost Temple of Israel is hidden in the South Pacific. A reporter went to investigate.
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Tablet Fiction: a haunting tale of sexual abuse among the Orthodox
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A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father
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The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors reflects on taking up citizenship
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Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
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Rabbi Shalom Cohen has likened Modern Orthodox Jews to Amalek
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Leaflets telling Jews to register with authorities not actually from ‘authorities’
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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
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