She politely praised an anti-Israel author while battling Israel boycotters

ISIS affiliate claims responsibility; Netanyahu vows to fight Islamist terror ‘guided by Iran’

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Straight Outta Petach Tikva

Two new album releases make today a big day for Israeli hip hop

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Goodness Gracious Is Beer in Tel Aviv Expensive

A recent study ranks hotel bars in the beachy Israeli city as the third most expensive in the world

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Remembering Jeff Schmalz, a Trailblazing Reporter Who Covered AIDS

To preserve Schmalz’s work, author Samuel G. Freedman has begun a Kickstarter campaign to fund an audio documentary and book project

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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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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