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Pioneer Women

There are many stereotypes of Jewish women, and mail-order bride isn’t one of them. But in the 19th century, some left Eastern Europe for the American frontier, where they married men they’d never met.

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Hungry for Assimilation

The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet

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History Game

A new Facebook game, created with help from an American Jewish history professor, introduces players to the complex history of immigration in America

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Unwelcome

The 500 infant children of migrant workers currently facing deportation expose the unsettled nature of Israel’s immigration policy for foreign caregivers

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Slaving Away

On Passover, we recall that Moses was a stranger in a strange land. An illustrated column imagines how the story might sound in a contemporary Israeli classroom.

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What a Country

Twenty years after the fall of the USSR, the 1990s wave of Russian-Jewish immigrants is a reliably Republican voting bloc. But as their children assimilate, Russian Jews’ politics get harder to pin down.

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Deployed

Filipino migrant workers feel a strong religious connection to Israel, where thousands of them work, as the birthplace of Jesus. But a recent wave of deportations is threatening that bond.

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Eastern Front

Israeli- and Russian-born immigrants are changing the face of American Jewry

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Strangers in a Strange Land

A haftorah of decency and despair

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Long Haul

Some U.S. immigrants to Israel chase both the Zionist dream and an American paycheck

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Today on Tablet

Illegal Israeli immigrants, World Cup, and more

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Rubashkin Cleared of Child Labor Charges

Kosher meat-packer acquitted

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Latin Immigrants Are The Twelfth Tribe

And we have an official NBA team!

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Rubashkin Found Guilty of 86 Fraud Charges

Sentencing, plus a second trial, on immigration charges, still to come

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Agriprocessors Trial: Rubashkin Was Incompetent, Fraudster

An unpretty portrait of kosher meat-processor owner

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Dov Charney Sheds Tears for Laid-Off Immigrants

Replacing his usual bodily fluid of choice

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Hyphen Nation

A brief history of a short punctuation mark

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Big Bang

With Lionel Trilling and Robert Giroux cheerleading, Sam Astrachan had a stellar future. Then the glimmer faded.

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Words of Our Fathers

What a 1942 essay contest revealed about immigrants’ lives, in the Old World and the New

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A Jewel of a Shul

An elegant history of a Lower East Side landmark

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Late Bloomer

A nonagenarian gives the memoir thing a go, revisiting his hard-knock Lancashire boyhood

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Out of the Picture

An attraction to artists and exiles

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