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Hamas Supporters Rally at Al-Quds University

Months after Brandeis University cut ties with the school over a similar protest

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Court: Jerusalem Cinema Must Close on Shabbat

Supreme court says secular movie megacomplex must rest on the seventh day

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Are Jews a Dog People or a Cat People?

Yet another difficult internal and ancient debate that modern Jews are unlikely to resolve

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Sex, Leave, and Videotape

Tablet Original Fiction: An IDF soldier takes a strange dare, and brings the battlefield home

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Israeli Navy Intercepts Rockets Heading to Gaza

Syrian-made rockets reportedly flown to Iran then shipped to Gaza

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Massive Protest Against Haredi IDF Conscription

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rally against proposed new law

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Israel Testing Doggie DNA to Stop Owners in Their Tracks

Dog droppings not picked up in Jerusalem will be tested, and owners fined

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If Kerry Wants To Make Peace in the Middle East, He Should Just Put God In Charge

Jerusalem is a holy city for three major religions, so why should any earthly power claim sovereignty there?

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How Large Must a Sukkah Be To Be Called a Sukkah—And Yet Still Be Far From Heaven?

In dissenting opinions, Talmudic rabbis propose and debate every detail of Sukkot’s booth and, in so doing, measure God

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Jerusalem Is Among the World’s Most Divided Cities, But One Thing Unites It: Trash

Touring the Holy City with the garbage collectors is a reminder that it’s also a place where people go about their day-to-day lives

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Jewish Self-Government in Europe Was Not Just a Dream—It Was a Failure

The Council of Four Lands was the central body of Jewish autonomy in Poland for nearly two centuries. What went wrong?

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Photos: Snow Day in Jerusalem

Traffic jams, snowman, and a snow-covered Western Wall

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Prayers for Rain Usher in Jerusalem Snowfall

Watch the snowfall in the Old City on “The Kotel Cam”

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Americans Have Cuba, but for One Pakistani Woman, Israel Is the Forbidden Destination

Thanks to the Internet, Jerusalem seems closer than ever—but thanks to her government’s policy, remains out of reach

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The Importance of Cubits and Shewbread and Everything That Makes Your Eyes Glaze Over

In their faith, Talmudic rabbis kept contradictory thoughts, believing in both the reality of miracles and their unreliability

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In Divided Jerusalem, a School Bridges Boundaries Between Young Israeli Arabs and Jews

Originally the brainchild of an American Jew and an Arab Israeli, now a model for a small but growing educational trend

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My Morning at the Western Wall

A dispatch from the Women of the Wall’s 25th anniversary prayer service

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Rabbi Wolpe’s Picks: Unraveling a Mishnah Mystery

Introducing Rabbi David Wolpe’s new series on Jewish scholarship

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Why I Waited To Have Children: A Meditation on the Myth of Selfless Jewish Mothers

My husband and I wanted kids. We just didn’t want them now. But the longer we delayed, the more we risked missing our chance.

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600,000 Attend Ovadia Yosef’s Funeral

The influential rabbi draws the country’s largest funeral crowd in history

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The Tumultuous Life and Nuanced Work of Israel’s Greatest Children’s Book Writer

After tragedy, Dvora Omer found flaws, beauty in the nation’s founding figures, turning them into literary heroes

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Anicent Jewish Treasure Found at Temple Mount

Including 1,400-year-old jewelry and coins inscribed with shofar and menorah

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‘Jerusalem’ Not Kosher Baby Name, Brussels Says

City Hall clerk refused to register name of Israeli couple’s newborn

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Name That Jerusalem Cocktail

Daniel Estrin tries the city’s best cocktails—but they could use better names

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Drinking in Jerusalem: A Love Story. No, a Tragedy. No, an Adventure.

Three distinctive bars in the Holy City showcase local ingredients and characters. Just don’t call the bartenders ‘mixologists.’

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Born In Jerusalem? Your U.S. Passport Can’t Say Israel

U.S. Court invalidates law making ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ a valid place of birth

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How Nir Barkat’s Lack of Poetry Brought Jerusalem Back From the Dead

Can the mayor hold on in the next elections and continue his drive to pull the ancient city into the 21st century?

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The Rock Star’s Guide to Eating, Praying, and Loving in the High Security State of Israel

Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back

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Religious Labor

Israeli society debates the value of Haredi jobs, but Patrick Leigh Fermor saw the ultra-Orthodox hard at work

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‘Women of the Wall’ Ruling in Limbo (Updated)

The Attorney General calls on “local custom” to prevail

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