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Hebrew’s Nobel Prize

On the 50th anniversary of S.Y. Agnon’s acceptance speech

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Chuck Schumer and the Sycophantic Style of American Politics

The Senate’s ranking Democrat sees himself as a guardian of the Jews. So why does he insist on palling around with their detractors on the left and the right alike?

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Israelis and Egyptians Make Music Together

A review of ‘The Band’s Visit,’ an off-Broadway musical about the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra’s mistaken trip to the Negev

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Pharrell Sports a Chanel Kippah (or Something Like That)

The world of fashion has the power to unite. Make it so.

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Trump’s Warning To Boeing Doesn’t Stop With Air Force One

Boeing stands to rake in cash from the Iran Deal. But the Trump Administration poses serious concerns for investors.

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Is Tina Fey Making an All-female Hitler Biopic?

No, but she recently joked that Breitbart News would be mad if she were

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Debunking Ben Shapiro’s Delusional Interpretations of ‘Torah Judaism’

The right-wing pundit spoke at Yeshiva University this week and said, ‘Transgender people are unfortunately suffering from a significant mental illness’

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A Cut Above

This week on Unorthodox, NPR Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington and the butcher committed to ethical kosher meat

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Will Trump and Netanyahu Make the America-Israel Relationship Great Again?

PEOTUS is stacking his cabinet with friends of the Jewish State, but the geopolitical realities of Iran, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS may complicate his Middle East policy, whatever it turns out to be

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Remembering Rabbi Aaron Kotler and the Yeshiva of Kletzk

Kotler, who established an important yeshiva in Lakewood, New Jersey in 1943, strived to educate and look after students. ‘Let Torah flourish in America, he challenged.’

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Aly Raisman’s Inspiring Comments About Keeping a Positive Body Image

Said the Olympic gold medalist: ‘Don’t ever let anyone tell you how you should or shouldn’t look’

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‘America Has Always Been at Its Greatest When We Have Welcomed Refugees’

A response to a Tablet article that cites an ADL study asserting that a majority of people in the Middle East harbor anti-Semitic views

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Golden Bibi Effigy Pops Up in Rabin Square, Only To Be Torn Down

An Israeli guerrilla artist wowed Tel Avivians by erecting a golden statue of Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, leading Israel’s left and right into public disagreement

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American-Israeli Academic Collaboration Soars Despite Israel Boycott Efforts on Campus

A new study offers a reminder that radical anti-Israel advocates on campus are not nearly as influential as they are loud

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Between Two Worlds, Belonging to Neither

New editions of the enduring scholarly work of Philipp Jaffé, the Polish Jew who was a groundbreaking German medievalist

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Idolizing Moses

An excerpt from Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg’s new biography of the looming figure of Jewish culture

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The ‘SufganiKing’ Is Burger King’s Meaty, Sugary, Deep-Fried Monstrosity

Burger King Israel gets festive with its hamburger-donut sandwich, for adventurous folks who enjoy a bit of sweetness with their pain and suffering. And we’re kinda diggin’ it.

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Ontario Stands Up to BDS, ‘One of the Main Vehicles for Spreading Anti-Semitism’

Ontario’s legislature passed a motion rejecting the BDS campaign against Israel, becoming the first Canadian province to do so

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This Christmas, Stuff Yourself Silly With General Tso’s Chicken

The 98-year-old creator of the famed poultry dish has died. So eat it like you’ve never eaten it before.

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Keith Ellison’s Life as NIAC Cheerleader

The would-be head of the DNC has a long, cozy history with the Tehran lobby

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Latino Jews Respond to Trump

Feelings of unease, and tiny pockets of satisfaction, around the results of the 2016 presidential election

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Jews Might Not ‘Dominate’ Porn but They Sure Are Good at It

Jenna Jameson, who dreams of Bibi, gets trolled by a white supremacist

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Ghosts of the Borscht Belt

In her new book, photographer Marisa Scheinfeld documents the ruins of resorts in the Catskills, ‘America’s Jewish Vacationland’

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Amar’e Stoudemire, Bulldozer

The Hapoel Jerusalem big man delivered a ridiculous cheap shot to a defender in the Israeli Premier League over the weekend