A murky Ponzi scheme duped Chinese citizens into believing they could gain wisdom—and money!—through the utmost purveyors of both: Jews

We learned quite a lot about the presidential hopeful on Thursday, including the identity of the mystery kibbutz he visited in the ’60s

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Garbage Pail Kids Are Still a Hoot

The Topps Company has released a series featuring five of the presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

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Talking Israeli Politics? There’s a Dialect for That

In Israel, a common language does not mean a common dialogue. And Israelis love to argue. Here’s a linguistic guide to help you traverse those moments.

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Israeli-Arab MKs Meet With Families of Palestinian ‘Martyrs’

Last year, two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a public bus in Jerusalem. One of the terrorists was killed, and his father wants his body returned. So he’s turned to three MKs for help.

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Super Bowl Sunday: The Forgotten Jewish Holiday

It’s like Rosh Hashanah for football fans. Or is it like Passover? Whatever it is, it’s something familiar for Jews.

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Talmud: We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ features captives, kidnappers, and extortionists; ransom, escape, and stonings—and black magic

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A House Divided

When the election hits home, what’s a parent to do?

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The ‘Washington Post’ Pulls Out of Iran, While the ‘New York Times’ Cashes In

Just as reporter Jason Rezaian was freed from two years in captivity, the paper of record was selling luxury tours to Tehran. Why?

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America Makes a U-Turn in the Middle East

Obama’s long game is a complete restructuring of the balance of power in the region—but with what results?

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When Norman Podhoretz Spent the Night With Allen Ginsberg

An excerpt from the new ‘Exit Right’ describes a tumultuous evening when the beatnik confronted the neocon

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‘Angie Tribeca’ Is the Best Show You’re Not Yet Watching

A tribute to the great Zucker-Abrahams comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, it is easily among the most Jewish things on TV

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Hannah (Montana) and Her Sisters

This week on Unorthodox: Word maven Lizzie Skurnick wants to know your favorite expression, and writer Bill Schulz says he inspired the worst character in ‘Trainwreck’

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The Saddlemaker, the Schindler, and the Miller of Wlodowa

Golems, messiahs, tradesmen, Nazis, and townspeople converge in the story collection ‘In the Land of Armadillos’