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Wayne Barrett, Donald Trump, and the Death of the American Press

How did we get from ‘Village Voice’ reporters digging up everything there is to know about a flashy New York real estate salesman to not knowing anything about the President of the United States and his ties to Russia?

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Homage to the Mexicans in the Time of Trump

The wall will go up, separating ourselves from our own past

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An Open Letter to the Writer of the Open Letter to Robert Kraft

On the Super Bowl-winning owner of the New England Patriots, dining companion of the president, and ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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No, Trump Did Not Withdraw U.S. Support For the Two-State Solution

An overeager media, searching for signs of a dramatic Trump shift on Israel that hasn’t come, reported one that hasn’t even materialized

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Trump Fumbles Yet Another Opportunity to Address Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism

Wanting an ‘easy question,’ President Trump told a Jewish reporter to ‘sit down’ after he mentioned concerns over the ‘uptick’ in anti-Jewish incidents in the U.S.

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American Noir for the Age of Trump

Darkness! Angst! Paranoia! In the terrified films of the 1940s and ’50s, written and directed by Jewish refugees, hidden dangers lurk where hell is no longer a fantasy, where what’s false is true, and what’s wrong is even wronger.

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Experts Have Been Proposing Alternatives to the Two-State Solution for Years. Will Trump Consider Them?

From condominialism to a confederation, hybrid alternatives to the one-state and two-state paradigms have been picking up steam

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The ‘Fake News’ Problem

Why the left is also responsible for the proliferation of inaccurate information—and why the big beneficiary is Donald Trump

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How We Can Thrive Under Trump: A Muslim’s Letter to His Jewish Neighbors

Trump wants to drive Jews and Muslims apart. But instead, he’s bringing them together.

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A Letter From Philadelphia

Dispatch from the airport protest against the new administration’s immigration ban, where online activism morphed into the poster-wielding crowd

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The Real Question at the Heart of Trump’s Immigration Order

It’s not about refugees, or security, or travel bans. It’s about what America is—and what it ought to be.

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What the Talmud Says About Trump’s Border Wall, Paid For by Mexico

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ when it comes to privacy, good fences may indeed make good neighbors

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An Open Letter to Robert Kraft

From a lifelong New England Patriots fan who wonders about your friendship with President Donald Trump

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Holocaust Exploitation

Why the sudden rush to Shoah analogies from people who just handed over the keys to the Middle East to the Iranians? And why did Trump leave the Jews out of remembrance of the genocide?

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Jewish Organizations Are Advocating for Justice and Human Rights. Here’s How You Can Help Them.

A number of Jewish groups are voicing their opposition to Trump’s immigration ban, and working to help those potentially affected by it

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Trust This Immigrant: Trump’s Ban Is a Moral Crisis

The identity of America—unity—is under attack by Trump’s administration, whose key goal is to divide. So stand up, shout out, and love thy neighbor.

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Jewish Groups Across the Spectrum Unite in Condemnation of Trump’s Refugee Ban

From the Orthodox Union to the Reform Movement, and ‘Commentary’ to J Street, American Jews speak out in defense of refugees and Muslims

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Madeleine Albright, of Jewish Ancestry, Stands With Muslim Immigrants

‘I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim’

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ZOA President Meets With Top Trump Aide

Of his meeting with Anthony Scaramucci, Zionist Organization of America president Mort Klein speculates that his organization’s defense of Steve Bannon may have helped to foster the dialogue

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Shia LaBeouf: How Is it OK To Be a Nazi Out Here?

The actor and performance artist has set up a 24/7 live stream outside a museum in Queens, inviting visitors to yell at Donald Trump: ‘He will not divide us.’ He was recently arrested there after shoving a pro-Hitler visitor.

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An Inaugural Dispensation

Why Jared and Ivanka’s anonymously granted Shabbat exemption is problematic

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The Arab-ization of American Politics

Why do so many Americans mistake what typically signals a failure of democracy for democracy itself?

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The Rise and Fall of Trump Magazine (No, Not That One)

A 1957 successor to MAD Magazine, the other Trump Magazine never quite took off, despite contributions from Mel Brooks, among others

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Shall We Wake the Prime Minister, Habibi?

American politicians love to talk about ‘3 a.m. phone calls,’ but Israeli leaders actually receive them

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100 U.S. Religion Scholars Write Scriptural Letters to Trump’s Administration for Its First 100 Days

The faith-based response to the election features everyone from Muslims to Mormons and was the brainchild of a Reform rabbi

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With ‘Sherlock’ and ‘The Young Pope,’ TV Has Its Trump Moment

When our heroes are all simpering children, is it any wonder our president is, too?

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Inaugural Distress

This week on Unorthodox, political reporter Rosie Gray and veteran inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman

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And How Are We Tonight, President Trump?

Bad faith, political speech, and the intrusive ‘we’

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