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Jerusalem of Clay

For a century, locally made Armenian pottery has brought together the holy city’s major religions in a uniquely artistic way

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Internationally Renowned Cycling Race Is Coming to Jerusalem

The Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s three most important races, will kick off in Israel’s capital next year, but the security costs are sky-high

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Introducing: The Metal Detectors of Islam

Simple security measures forbidden in Jerusalem are cool in Teheran, Damascus, and Cairo.

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The Palestinian Mountain of Hate

How the Noble Sanctuary, sacred to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount, was transformed into a megaphone for bigotry, murder, and genocide

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How to Start a Holy War

Hint: it involves blaming the Jews

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An Outsider in Jerusalem

Like a vampire, I fit nowhere in Israel but inside the real and made-up stories of lovers and others. Fifty years after the end of the Six-Day War, a look back at the monsters and myths of youth.

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Paying My Respects to a Beloved Ancestor at Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives Cemetery

My grandfather was never able to say kaddish at his father’s grave. Decades later, I’m grateful to be able to fulfill his wish.

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Hard-Right Pro-Israel Partisans Should Stop Deluding Themselves About Trump

He’s pushed for Israeli-Palestinian peace, waived Iran sanctions, pressured Israel on settlements, and refused to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. What will it take for Trump’s hardline pro-Israel backers to criticize him?

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Mike Huckabee Plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in Jerusalem

The former governor of Arkansas brought his bass to Israel, apparently

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Bibi Should Tell Trump to Go Take a Selfie

When the American president visits the Western Wall next week as part of his Abrahamic monotheism heritage tour, he’ll be using the Jewish state as a prop—in a fantasy of Middle East peace, starring himself.

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The Israel Festival Looks to Regain Its Edge

Now in its 56th year, the Jerusalem-based celebration is aiming to showcase a wider, more diverse range of artistic talent this June

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Lost and Found. And Lost Again.

My mother’s terrifying fear of losing me started with her fear of being lost herself

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Next Stop on the Tour: The Living Room

Women show tour groups different sides of Israel, starting in their own homes

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Floridian Congressman Touts U.S. Embassy Move to Jerusalem, Tours Potential Sites

Calling President Trump ‘a man of his word,’ Ron DeSantis also sat down with Prime Minister Netanyahu, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely, and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat

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What My Cabbie Taught Me

In Jerusalem, I developed an unlikely friendship with a taxi driver. I owe him much more than what’s on the meter.

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The Aboriginal Rights of the Jewish People

Do the Jewish people have legal ‘rights of entry, sojourn, and settlement’ to the land of Israel?

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Will Trump and Netanyahu Make the America-Israel Relationship Great Again?

PEOTUS is stacking his cabinet with friends of the Jewish State, but the geopolitical realities of Iran, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS may complicate his Middle East policy, whatever it turns out to be

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The Lost and the Saved

A photographic journey in search of an Israeli family she never knew she had

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A Room With a Jerusalem View

To promote next year’s biennale, local artists have taken to the balconies of a Jerusalem apartment complex to capture the city’s landscape

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Jerusalem’s Top Hotels Think Big as Sukkot Approaches

Forget the little hut in the backyard. These grand sukkahs combine luxury and design with halachic detail.

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Upset About UNESCO’s Bigotry? Let Jews Pray on the Temple Mount

Freedom of worship, not appeasement, is the only just foundation for future peace

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Oh, Jerusalem

The Met’s new exhibit reimagines the holy city as a pleasant pile of objects, conveniently free of people and their delusions

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In Jerusalem, a Prayer Space for All—for One Week

The ‘Amen’ project, part of Jerusalem’s Mekudeshet Festival, will host Muslim, Jewish, and Christian prayers services this weekend, along with a bevy of other cross-cultural events

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Amar’e Stoudemire Taking His Talents to Israel

The retired NBA star has signed a two-year deal with Hapoel Jerusalem, a team he co-owns

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Panic in Cleveland, Gay Pride in Jerusalem

Returning to the scene of last year’s hate-motivated stabbing, as the Holy City again celebrates all forms of sexuality and gender

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Israeli Restaurants Are Working Around the Rabbinate’s Kosher Certification Stranglehold

A growing number of Israeli restaurants are obtaining alternative kosher certifications, many of which are administered by an organization called Hashgacha Pratit, or ‘private supervision’

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Why I’m Excited to See ‘Tikkun’

‘Tikkun’ tells the story of a yeshiva student in Jerusalem who questions his faith after surviving a near-death experience

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Women of the Wall Leader Is Detained for Taking Torah Scroll Into Women’s Section of the Kotel

The battle for an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall continues, as Lesley Sachs was arrested in Jerusalem Tuesday

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