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Saving Isaac Newton: How a Jewish Collector Brought the Physicist’s Papers to America

An excerpt from ‘The Newton Papers’ reveals the scientist’s long-hidden, anti-rationalist, heretical obsession with alchemy

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Dead Sea Scrolls Found in Israeli Storeroom

The nine unopened scrolls were discovered in 1952 but never investigated

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That’s Dr. Streisand To You

Babs receives an honorary doctorate from Hebrew University in Israel

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Hebrew U. Embraces English

A vote to officially allow English at the Jerusalem institution is part of a longer history of Zionist concessions

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Daybreak: Hamas Releases Film on Gilad Shalit

Plus an explosion rocks central Beirut

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Ten Years After the Hebrew University Bombing

Family of the victims and witnesses look back

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Vidal Sassoon, Streetfighter

The famed hairdresser, who died Wednesday, fought against British fascists and then for Israel’s independence

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Portnoy’s Complaint, in Analysis

Hebrew University professor Bernard Avishai’s playful new critical look at Philip Roth’s 1969 classic digs deep into the novel’s neurotic passion

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Prize Fighters

Joseph Cedar’s Footnote pits a Talmudic scholar against his academic son in a tale equal parts midrash, riddle, and Israeli political tragedy

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Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

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Sundown: A Hot Summer in Sinai

Plus, Iranian leaders feud, Drake joins Kravitz, and more

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Mario in 3D

Hebrew U. algorithm gives old video games new lives

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E=Lawsuit Squared

You don’t have to be Einstein to smell a rat

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Natalie and Me

In 2004, Natalie Portman—likely to win a Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan this weekend—spent a year at Hebrew University. So did I, and it’s her fault I started smoking.

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Shirtless Einstein Prompts Lawsuit

Hebrew U goes after GM

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Wrong Numbers

Peter Beinart’s argument about Israel and liberal American Jews is built on misread data

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Was Einstein a Zionist?

The Relativity papers, on exhibit in Jerusalem

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‘Homeless’ Hebrew U. Donor, Not So Much

Not a Holocaust survivor, either

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Israel on Facebook

Yup, there’s an app for that

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A Dreamer of the Golden Dream

Melanie Rehak traces Peter Cole’s controversial poetry and politics to a Holiday Inn in Providence

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The Outsider

In Baghdad, Nissim Rejwan distanced himself from other Iraqi Jews. In Israel, he became a fierce advocate for their disappearing culture.

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