A CNN transcription error inspires new hope—and a speech

Thirty years into a life sentence for spying for Israel, the former U.S. intelligence analyst has been granted parole

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Wonder Babies

In Netanya, two baby girls were born twenty minutes apart to two pairs identical twin parents who themselves were born twenty minutes apart. Yep.

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Goethe University in Frankfurt Establishes Professorship Devoted to Holocaust Studies

The post is the first of its kind in Germany and begins in 2017

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Learning From Each Other

The mosaic of Jewish identity is a beautiful thing, but we must recognize and respect our differences before we can come together

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Do Torah Scholars Have the Right Not To Be Drafted by the Government?

In rabbinic Judaism, learning replaces noble birth as a source of power and status—including the power to avoid state responsibility

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How Summer Camps Should—and Shouldn’t—Observe Tisha B’Av

Stop setting things on fire and traumatizing campers. There are better and more meaningful ways to mark the holiday.

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The Talmud as a Jewish ‘Canterbury Tales’ of Earthy, Ribald Moral Inquiry

Along with other questions of mind and body, this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ is also a field guide to Talmudic-era cuisine

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Israel’s Best Diplomat Offers Hope to the Entire Middle East

George Deek is an Arab in a Jewish state and Christian in a predominantly Muslim Arab world—and he recognizes that his multilayered identity is an asset

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A Guide for the Perplexed: The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Will the deal hold the Islamic Republic in check? The former under secretary of state explains and defends the most complex and important treaty this century.

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Hillary Clinton Makes the Most Important Decision of Her Presidency

She can save the Iran deal or she can sink it. Her choice may determine the fate of two administrations—Obama’s, and her own.

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Doctorow and Poe

A tale of two Edgars, and the predestination of names

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The Smallest Woman in the World

A tale of love and vanity by the great 20th-century Brazilian writer, from the forthcoming ‘Complete Stories’

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Dancing on Tisha B’Av

Brenda’s brother is in love with another man. What will his minyan think?