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Celebrating 500 Years of Jewish History in a Venetian Palace

The recently opened exhibition ‘Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516-2016,’ is part of dozens of events to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the city’s Jewish Ghetto

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Trump Needs Adelson’s Fortune More Than Ever

As intra-party support for Trump dwindles, the cash-strapped presidential hopeful looks to one of Israel’s greatest proponents for financial support

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Jewish Studies Lecture Cancelled in EU Capital Due to Safety Concerns

An academic lecture by Jewish historian Philippe Pierret at the Free University of Brussels was called off for security reasons

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Helen Mirren Slams BDS During Visit to Jerusalem

Mirren, in Israel to present Yitzhak Perlman with a lifetime achievement award, made clear her feelings about the BDS movement

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How a Principal’s Speech About Orlando Is Comforting LGBT Students in Orthodox Schools

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, principal of Bronx-based SAR Academy, acknowledged the grief of the LGBT community in a speech that went viral on Facebook

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Saying Goodbye to Vox Tablet

After nearly 500 episodes dedicated to capturing Jewish life around the world, we say farewell

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An Up-to-the-minute Pride Reading List for Kids

New books with LGBT characters to enjoy during Pride month, and beyond

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How To Be a Better Ally

In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community

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So Long, Farewell

After 11 years and 500 episodes, Vox Tablet signs off for good

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Washington Got You Down? Time To Find the Leader Within.

In this week’s Torah portion, sage words of advice for the Trump-stricken GOP and sit-in Democrats alike

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Hate Also Kills

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, a rabbi remembers her former intern, a transgender woman who took her own life in March

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Israeli Swingman Shawn Dawson Eyes the NBA

The Maccabi Rishon LeZion star has been invited to join the Washington Wizards Summer League team. Can he defy odds and make the pros?

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Abbas Tells EU Parliament that Israeli Rabbis Called to Poison Palestinian Water

The libel is only the latest anti-Semitic myth given voice by the Palestinian president, whose doctoral dissertation infamously denies the Holocaust

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Talking to Serial Sperm Donor Ari Nagel

Think you know all about the math professor who fathered two dozen kids? You don’t know Nagel.

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The Ridiculous Would-be Dismissal of the Chief Rabbi of the Israeli-Ethiopian Community

Rabbi Yosef Hadane was controversially denied an extension of his tenure by Israel’s Religious Services Ministry. Now, facing pressure, the organization is seeking to extend his contract.

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Boutique Italian Museum Explores History of Lecce’s Medieval Jews

Based in the cellar of an ancient synagogue that’s now a bed and breakfast, the recently opened Palazzo Taurino museum even has an old mikveh

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Don’t Hate the Player

This week on Unorthodox, sports writer Matthew Futterman and Latin enthusiast Ann Patty

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Against Abnormalization: BDS Targets a Major Lebanese-Born Writer

An interview with Israeli television lands French citizen, novelist, and essayist Amin Maalouf in a bizarre and ignorant thought-crime hell

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The Cleveland Cavaliers, Maimonides, and Redemption

After years of suffering, the Cavs—and the city of Cleveland—can celebrate. What did it take to earn their salvation?

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ADL: Anti-Semitic Assaults in U.S. Rose in 2015, but Incidents Overall Remain at Historic Lows

Since 2006, anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. have decreased by nearly 40 percent. Yet they are on the rise again

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Jesse Eisenberg Talks About His Jewish-American Identity

The star of Woody Allen’s upcoming ‘Café Society’ spoke with Vox about assimilation and his family’s dry goods store in southeast Poland at the turn of the century

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Israel’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Wins Gold at European Championships

Next up? The Olympics in Rio.