The West is weak. Say it with me now: concessions, concessions, concessions.

When Matthew Jurgens was a toddler, his mother’s dying wish for was for him to become a bar mitzvah. Now 31, he’s fulfilled it with the help of a special rabbi.

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Struggling to Finance My Children’s Jewish Education

As a single mother of four, I’m tiring of elitist parents who desire shorter school days and complain about the rising costs of sleepaway camp

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Breakup Alert: Amsterdam Dumps Tel Aviv As Sister City

Facing pro-Palestinian criticism, the mayor of the Dutch capital reportedly nixed town twinning before metropolises could even walk down the aisle

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The Queen Visits Bergen-Belsen

The British monarch made her first visit to a former concentration camp

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How To Make Fessenjan, a Sweet and Savory Persian Stew

Video: Pomegranates, turmeric, and ground walnuts evoke the flavors of the old Silk Road

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The Talmud as Fossil Record of Ancient, Everday Jewish Life and Idioms

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, why vows are hardly sacred, and why circumcision is the most glorious of rituals

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Defining ‘Open Orthodoxy’

What a shift in focus—from obsessing over boundaries to creating welcoming spaces—could mean for our future

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Snap-Back: A Journey Through Iranian Sanctions Evasion in Georgia

The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.

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Democracy and Its Tens and Twenties

Do not remove Andrew Jackson’s face from the $20 bill. It reminds us that democracy has always been a struggle against aristocracy and special privilege.

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‘Greater Israel With Gay Marriage in It’?

State of the gay nation: The flourishing of a vibrant gay community in the heart of the Middle East is a marvel, but many of the complexities of LGBT life remain unresolved

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Dry

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’

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‘Don’t Your People Got None of Your Own Music?’

Confessions of a Jewish teenage folkie

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Jewfro Visits Huck and Jim at the Whitney

A naked African-American, life-like young boys, personal property, public art, commerce, and cultural bravery collide at the nexus of the new West Side scene