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Marine Le Pen’s Insane Kippah Ban Defense

Far-right French leader has got some repenting to do

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World Jewish Population Grows, Slowly

One in every 514 people in the world is Jewish.

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Daniel Silva’s Crystal Ball

The novelist’s work regularly foreshadows actual events. In his latest book, the action finally shifts to Israel.

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Europe Unified, by Soccer

The Euro 2012 tournament displays a continent integrated and diverse—despite the other euro’s woes

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European Modernism, in Hebrew

With a rediscovered 1930s novel, Viennese Romance, Austrian writer David Vogel becomes a key figure in the creation of Modern Hebrew literature

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Arguing the World

In his last book, the late intellectual Tony Judt is sharp as ever—offering biting comments about American Jews, Israel, and his ex-wives

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Half Human

The German Jewish writer Joseph Roth, whose letters are newly translated, chronicled the death of 19th century Europe and the rise of its darker heir

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End of the Line

A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging

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The Prague Cemetery

In a new novel, 19th-century Europe is a land of ominous mystery, and a Parisian junk shop is the passage to a lost world. An excerpt.

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Protocols

A conversation with Umberto Eco, whose new novel imagines one of the most anti-Semitic characters in fiction

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Uncertain Jew

An Egyptian exile considers Jewish identity—and his own—in a cosmopolitan world. Excerpted from the new essay collection Alibis.

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Final Battle

Muslim apocalyptic movements like al-Qaida, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other jihadi groups are winning an information war that the West barely recognizes exists

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In Diplomatic Theater, Is Europe the Audience?

How the past several days of nutsiness may help Israel at the U.N.

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Oslo Discord

Once staunch supporters of Israel, Norwegians have shifted to a pro-Palestinian stance. What changed?

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‘The Struggle of the World’

A Spanish leftist speaks out for Israel—and she’s not even Jewish

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Free Thinkers

How Europe’s 19th and early 20th century Jews changed everything

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Sundown: Rabbis Protest James Cameron, Richard Dawkins

Plus another scary move by Iran, Federation fundraising, and more

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Daybreak: Obama ‘Woos’ Israelis

Plus Iran responds, the high cost of kosher, and more in the news

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Retribution, Reconsidered

A new play considers the psychology of Holocaust survivors fixed on vengeance

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Daybreak: Homeless Survivor, Philanthropist

Nixon and the bomb, women step up, and more in the news

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Free Ride

A memoir burnishes the reputation of the Operation Valkyrie conspirators

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Mother Tongue

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Third Life

For Jakov Lind, reinvention was the heart of fiction

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