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Tokayer and his wife were sent to Japan by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967: ‘We went for two years and forgot to come home.’

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Star Chef Offers Israeli-Hungarian Fusion in New York

At a special, six-course dinner at the Hungarian Consulate, Yossi Elad married the flavors of Jerusalem with the foods of his youth

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nir Hod

The Israeli artist on his creative process, the importance of conflict in art, and why he’ll never eat gefilte fish and lox

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Love Ensemble

At Carnegie Hall, a touching symphony reminded me of my late father, Gustav Mahler, and the Jewish principle, ‘ahavat ha’ger’—love of the stranger

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My Sephardic Inheritance: a Spoonful of Salt, a Spoonful of Sugar

What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history

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Bed Certain

Herb Foster no longer works as an educator. So he teaches the Martha’s Vineyard elderly how to have better sex lives.

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Talmud to Betsy DeVos: Yes, We Need Public Schools

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ rabbinical thinking on the relationship of public goods and private obligations explains the advantages of universal education accessible to all

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An Open Letter to the Writer of the Open Letter to Robert Kraft

On the Super Bowl-winning owner of the New England Patriots, dining companion of the president, and ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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Fabien Clain and the Origins of Islamist Terror in France

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: A French citizen who disappeared into the wreckage of Assad’s state now sends operatives home to fight a brutal war with the West

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Syria and the Failure of the Multicultural American Left

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War

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The Five Books of Donald: A Jewish Reading List to Beat Your Trump Anxiety

Tired of ominous news updates and social media outrage? Here are classic Jewish texts to help revive the spirit and soothe the soul

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4 3 2 1: A Novel by Paul Auster

From Tablet’s print magazine: the late 1960s and all their Jewish rebelliousness, in an ‘energetic’ new fiction full of alternate realities

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American Noir for the Age of Trump

Darkness! Angst! Paranoia! In the terrified films of the 1940s and ’50s, written and directed by Jewish refugees, hidden dangers lurk where hell is no longer a fantasy, where what’s false is true, and what’s wrong is even wronger.