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Jay Solomon’s Firing Is a Cautionary Tale

The former foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal was fired after the AP discovered the columnist was allegedly involved in commercial dealings with an Iranian-born arms dealer

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Meet Melech Zilbershlag, the Israeli Millennial Who’s Becoming a YouTube Sensation

Got assumptions about the Orthodox community in Israel? ‘King’ Zilbershlag is here to debunk them.

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Gruel and Foie Gras: Voyages on the High Seas Into New York Harbor, 1900-1914

A new exhibit at the South Street Seaport Museum depicts ‘migrants and millionaires aboard the great liners’ at the turn of the century

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Love—and Learn About—Your Jewish LGBT Neighbor

A Tablet reading list for Pride

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Pitas, Pride, and Prejudice

Israeli cuisine is the all the rage in New York these days. But it’s missing one key ingredient: nationalism.

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Transgender and Jewish

When I decided to physically transition from female to male, I didn’t consciously consider how my relationship to Judaism might change as a result

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Why Was Otto Warmbier’s Jewish Faith Kept a Secret During His Detainment in North Korea?

According to a Times of Israel report, Warmbier’s family and those working for his release chose not to disclose his Judaism so as not to ’embarrass’ North Korea

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The ‘Gift’ of Mikveh

ImmerseNYC continues its mission to make ritual baths accessible, support-driven, and therapeutic

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The 44-year-old Israeli MMA Fighter With a Magen David Tattoo on His Elbow

In the twilight of his career, Haim Gozali hopes to bring the ruckus to Madison Square Garden Saturday night for Bellator 180

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict Through the Eyes of ‘Muhi’

Muhi—Generally Temporary tells the story of a Palestinian boy who travels to an Israeli hospital for a life-saving treatment, with his grandfather by his side

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Was Florine Stettheimer a Good Painter?

The Jewish Museum’s current show gives viewers a second chance to ‘see her light,’ and to see the socialite and troubled daughter behind the art

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Children of Kindness

Episode 95: Jamie Kirchick on the end of Europe and Muslim comedian Negin Farsad on making jokes in the Trump era

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How Facebook Ate the News

Why Harvard commencement speaker Mark Zuckerberg is America’s Public Enemy No. 1

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Billionaire Haim Saban Backs Congressional Bill That Could Cut Funding to Palestinian Authority

The Democratic donor is supporting the Taylor Force Act, a Republican-led effort to prevent American taxpayer money from incentivizing Palestinian terrorism

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Tenement Museum Names Kevin Jennings, an LGBT Advocate and Former Obama Education Official, as Its New President

As the museum expands, so does its vision

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In Otto Warmbier’s Death, Echoes of Steven Sotloff and Jason Rezaian

Two young Americans were murdered by crazies. Why were their families forced to stay silent?

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Israeli Rap for Grown-Ups

Nechi Nech, Hebrew’s greatest hip-hop star, releases new masterful album

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Israeli-born T.J. Leaf Is Ready to Play Ball in the NBA—and Make History

The  6’10” forward from UCLA is projected to go in the first round of Thursday’s NBA Draft in Brooklyn

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Remembering Homework

Rokhl’s Golden City: Bringing Yiddish children to life, while 1970s New York drops dead

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My Crushes on Rabbis

My youthful admiration for religious teachers, and my desire to please and even emulate them, ultimately helped me connect with myself as a Jewish adult

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Jews Gather at Sumud Freedom Camp to Support Palestinian Outpost in the West Bank

Confusion, shame, hope, eviction, love, ping-pong, and good posters in the Hebron hills

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What the Alt-Right Understands About Winning Elections That Some Progressives Do Not

Why is the anti-Semitic alt-right OK with Trump’s Jewish family? The answer explains part of the movement’s success.