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Rabbis Urge Pelosi To Allow Vote on Bill That Would Sanction Assad Regime

So why does the bill remain in political purgatory?

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Every People Under Heaven

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From the Darkest Pages to the Living Light

Seventy-five years after the massacre at Babi Yar, a moment of reckoning, a lesson in awareness and forgiveness, and a path towards redemption

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Shimon Peres Laid to Rest in Jerusalem

Foreign leaders—and the entire state of Israel—mourned the loss of one of the great leaders of the 20th century

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Sha Na Na Tova

Happy New Year from a doo-wop frontman who opened for Jimi at Woodstock, played the school dance in ‘Grease,’ and became a biblical scholar

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One Last Interview

Three weeks ago, Shimon Peres sat for what he intended to be a Rosh Hashanah-timed discussion about the state of the world. It was also his final one.

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White House Announces U.S. Delegation to Shimon Peres’s Funeral

But why isn’t New York Senator Chuck Schumer on the list?

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American Flags To Fly at Half-Staff for Shimon Peres

This presidential order—a rare honor—has historically been given to few other foreign dignitaries

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James Franco Is All In, With Looks to Kill

In ‘King Cobra,’ James Franco plays a producer of gay pornography who wants to buy performer Brent Corrigan out of his contract and will go to great lengths to see it through

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Rachel Weisz

The Academy Award-winning actress and star of ‘Denial’ talks about her love for Simchat Torah, where to get the best heels, and her parents, who are both Holocaust survivors

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‘You Don’t Get to Play Much With Kids Who Look Like You, Right?’

My daughter wants to play with other black Jewish children, but her options are limited in our neighborhood

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Holocaust Denial on Trial

The infamous Lipstadt-Irving libel battle gets a trim new David Hare film adaptation starring Rachel Weisz—just in time for the rise of Trump

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The Jews You’ve Never Heard Of

In the Bay Area, Karaite Jews struggle to build a future in America

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The Bottle Episode

Welcoming the Jewish New Year with stories about new beginnings from our hosts

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I Alone

For terrorists and activists alike, an identity addiction spells trouble

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Trump Mouthpiece Breitbart News Publishes Anti-Semitic Attack on Prominent Columnist

Anne Applebaum’s Jewishness was inexplicably introduced in an article on Breitbart.com, whose former chairman is now CEO of Trump’s campaign

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What’s That Smell? Constitutionally Protected Free Speech

For Banned Books Week, a perfume company is selling scents tied to landmark events in censorship, both of which involved prominent Jewish figures

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Kiev Begins Weeklong Memorial To Mark 75 Years Since Babi Yar Massacre

Numerous Ukrainian Jewish figures gave impassioned speeches in Ukraine’s parliament, including Israeli President Reuven Rivlin

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Moroccan Tri-Colored Carrot Salad

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The Mother Tongue

In an excerpt from ‘The People and the Books,’ a portrait of Glückel of Hameln, the 17th-century Jewish woman whose access to Judaism’s foundational stories was through the Tsenerene, a Yiddish retelling of the Torah

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Keeping the Honey in the Land of Milk and Honey

Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Israel’s annual honey festival shines a light on the variety of sweet products being produced—as well as the challenges facing the country’s beekeepers

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How to Have a Sweet New Year—Moroccan Style

Over apples and honey? This Rosh Hashanah, cook with carrots to symbolize your hopes for the coming year.