Counting the Days of the Omer, Up or Down

Cancer patients find a new perspective on the present and the future in the Jewish ritual of counting the Omer

Ground Up

Diagnosed with cancer, my father decided to have his tongue removed. It’s an extreme treatment, but he’s always known how to make things work out.

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday, but in Israel cancer patients have appropriated the tradition to celebrate beating the disease

Sad Sack

I’ve always had a frosty relationship with my testicles. Last month I turned 41, and now I’m convinced that they’re more trouble than they’re worth.

Remembered

In Departures, half-forgotten poet-critic Paul Zweig—who died in 1984 at the age of 49—recalls the decade he spent in Paris on the run from and in search of his Jewish self

Sundown: U.S. Accuses Lebanon of Provocation

Plus Hitch’s cancer diary, and more

Sundown: Hitchens To Have Chemo

Plus Cantor ups profile, ‘TAL’ takes last breath, and more

Sundown: U.S., Russian Presidents Talk Iran

Plus Gallaudet’s Jewish head, survivors’ cancer, and more

Today’s News: Livni Says ‘No No’ to Bibi

Plus Israeli nuclear whistleblower violates terms, and more

Daybreak: Oren States Bibi’s Case

Plus Edward Sanders R.I.P., N.J. gay marriage, and more in the news

Daybreak: Tit for Tat on Nukes

Says Iran, plus a new charge against Israel and more in the news

My Rose Tattoo

To honor her body, the writer visits a Tel Aviv tattoo parlor

Funny Jewish People

New film is Jewish, in a non-Borscht Belt way

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