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The fundamentalism of anti-fundamentalism books
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Every time I think I’m out, He pulls me in again
When you’re called God, the pressure for genius is titanic
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Admits to stealing more than $7 million from the charity organization
New exhibit showcases artistic depictions of various forms of Jewish study
The granddaughter of Holocaust survivors reflects on taking up citizenship
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Authorities discovered the trove, headed for Belgium, during a cargo search
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