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The State of Israel Confronts Anti-Semitism. But What Is It?

The Jewish Diaspora versus the national-policy interests of the Jewish state: a dispatch from a confounding forum on the rise and spread of an old hatred

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What to Watch This Weekend: ‘School Ties’

An essential reminder of what it’s like to feel out of place

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An All-Night Shavuot Celebration at the IHOP

Combining the holiday’s tradition of study with the American tradition of the 24-hour diner

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Sweet Blintzes? The Horror!

We’re Litvaks from the Midwest. Can we get some respect for our savory ways?

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God Bless Shavuot, the Holiday of 40-Year-Olds

Low on thrills and deep in meaning, just like adulthood

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A Walking Tour of Secret Jerusalem

From the mundane to the sublime, Sarah Tuttle-Singer, author of a new book about the city, knows its mysteries, earthly and divine

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In These Annoying Times, Here’s the One Yiddish Word You Should Know

Is anything mutcheh-ing you these days?

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Whither Thou Goest

Ruth the Moabite said she’d follow her mother-in-law, Naomi, anywhere, making her an enduring symbol of loyalty, faith, and determination. Just in time for Shavuot, when the Book of Ruth is read, we present three modern-day Ruth stories.

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The Catholic Priest Who Became an Orthodox Jew

Before modern conversion was widespread, Abraham Carmel, a former Anglican turned Catholic, dove into Judaism with a desire to teach its tenets, a disdain for liberalism, and a willingness to criticize the leadership that resisted his entry into the faith

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‘The Dairy’—An Original Poem for Shavuot

Today on Jewcy: Memories of a kibbutz

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As California Suspends Assisted Suicide, a Jewish Perspective on the Sanctity of Life

The Riverside County judge was right to overturn the law

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This Week in Gal Gadot: A Heartbreaking Moment Midair

‘We cannot change the past, but we do have the choice of how we live moving forward’

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Czech Republic Denies Asylum to Russian Convicted of Mentioning the USSR’s Collaboration With the Nazis

Another instance of historical revisionism in Putin’s Russia

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Ask Unorthodox: Should I Change My Name?

Should it be Green or Grunfeld? And is Mottl better than Mark?

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The Conversion Episode

Ep. 136: In honor of Shavuot, stories from people around the globe who have chosen to be Jewish

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13 Inconvenient Truths About What Has Been Happening in Gaza

The reality is much messier than the partisan echo chambers would have you believe

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Win a Date With Grant Hubsher!

Today on Jewcy: The former bachelor contestant is holding a contest to raise awareness for genetic screening

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A Modest Proposal for Haim Saban

When the Haim Saban-owned media criticizes Israel, it’s time for a Haim Saban-funded PR campaign to save the day

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Meeting a Holocaust Survivor Inspired Illinois Students to Establish Genocide Museum in Their High School

‘I was motivated to apply the stories I heard to my own life and do the same with my community’

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Midburn, Israel’s Burning Man, Marks Biggest Year Ever

Nearly 12,000 people will partake in the rave, the world’s second largest outside of the United States

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Hamas’s Co-Founder Mahmoud al-Zahar Explains the Gaza Riots

Hint: They’re not peaceful

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The Industrial Removal Office

Letters to and from the early-20th-century immigration service that sent thousands of Jews to America’s heartland