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What Shabbat Is Like at Harvard

A reminder of what Hillel is, beyond the hot-button headlines

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The Time of His Time: Letters From Norman Mailer

The turbulent private—and public—affairs of a titanic figure in American Jewish intellectual life

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Harvard Dining Services Suspends Business With SodaStream

The April decision was reported this week by the Harvard Crimson

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College Basketball’s Yanni Hufnagel Heads West

Leaves Vanderbilt for an assistant coaching gig at the University of California

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For College Students Who Keep Kosher, More Campuses Offer More Options

Kosher food is becoming an option at a growing number of schools, from Hillels to dining halls to restaurants

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Harvard and Yale Slam American Studies Association Over Israel Boycott

Lead growing chorus condemning the boycott

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Hillel Should Welcome Wider Debate on Israel—to Keep Moderate Young Jews Involved

Responding to pressure from the progressive ‘Open Hillel’ movement will engage those who want to hear a multiplicity of views

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Alan Dershowitz Retiring From Harvard Law

Lightning-rod professor says goodbye after nearly 50 years at the school

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Q&A: Benjamin Ginsberg, the Author of ‘How the Jews Defeated Hitler’

His thoughts on Jewish strength, Jewish weakness, and the secret history of the Judeo-Episcopate in America

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Daybreak: Changes in Washington

Plus Boston bombing suspect getting donations, setbacks in Syria, and more

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Judaism’s Epic Food Fight

Each Purim, star academics like Milton Friedman and Alan Dershowitz debate: latkes or hamantaschen?

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Sundown: Iran ‘Upgrades’ Its Centifuges

Plus Hagel apologies for his previous remarks on the Jewish lobby

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Harvard Basketball’s Whiz Kid

Yanni Hufnagel, the Crimson’s assistant coach, is one of the most promising recruiters in the sport

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Dead Sea Scrolls Go to Court

A brilliant young Harvard Ph.D. faces jail for impersonating a Bible scholar—and rival of his father

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A Poet for Our New Gilded Age

The latest collection from the great Jewish poet Frederick Seidel expresses intimate revulsion at human feats

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Gospel Music’s Jewish Genius

The Fan Who Knew Too Much collects Anthony Heilbut’s essays on politics, culture, and gospel music

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Arizona’s Savvy Israel Ally

Wunderkind Democrat Andrei Cherny, ‘Clinton’s heir,’ is focusing on the Jewish state in his race for Congress

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Auntie Semitism at the Met

Gertrude Stein’s ties to Nazis, revisited at the museum, shouldn’t eclipse her nurturing of young artists

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Re-Opening the American Mind

Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind remains as important as ever, and as misunderstood, 25 years after the 1980s culture wars

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Winning the War

As Israel Apartheid Week returns to college campuses across the country, how should supporters of Israel fight the battle for hearts and minds?

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Returning to Myron

Lost Books

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Committed

Western public intellectuals have a bad habit of supporting unsavory regimes like Muammar Qaddafi’s not for money or intellectual rigor but because of vanity

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Peretz Agonistes

The ‘TNR’ editor heads for the Holy Land

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Veiled Threat

In Turkey, Washington’s great example of Muslim democracy, the ruling party alleges conspiracy to attack the opposition and crush dissent

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Taking Stock

In a new memoir, philosopher Stanley Cavell reflects on what it means to be alone

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The World’s Most Powerful Jew

‘The Social Network’ and the outsider

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Daybreak: The Talks Must Go On

Plus the Pope reductios ad Nazism, and more

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Whoppers

A former student remembers a seminar with Chaim Grade—and how it changed his life

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‘The New American Jew’

The identity gets a makeover

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Something Old, Something New

Literary scholar Elisa New focuses on the world of her forebears

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