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Sundown: Mossad Posed as CIA

Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more

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Under a Spell

The road to marriage churns up an unusual conundrum: What happens when you fall for the matchmaker—not the match?

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State of Her Own

In March, we’re going to have a daughter in Israel, our chosen home. But recent events have us doubting if this is the best place to raise her.

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Birthright

Lost Books

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Sundown: Gingrich Expounds on the Palestinians

Plus Christie is the top bridesmaid, 100 Jewish films visually, and more

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From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Gingrich makes same promise as … Bush

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Status Update

Americans born in Jerusalem are prohibited from listing Israel as their birthplace. A case at the Supreme Court today seeks to change that.

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‘A Normal Family’

Yoel Shalit expresses relief and joy about his brother’s pending release, while Israelis mostly celebrate at the family’s Jerusalem encampment

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Sundown: What About Gaza?

Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more

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Criminal Record

Israeli singer Shmulik Kraus wrote a classic of psychedelic rock while sitting in a jail cell in the 1970s. His album deserves another listen.

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Mr. Israel

Rafael Halperin—who died last month—was an ordained rabbi, an ambitious businessman, and a middling politician. He was also a professional wrestler.

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Jerusalem Stone

Robert Stone’s 1998 novel Damascus Gate sets spies, cultists, and terrorists loose in the Holy Land

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But Seriously, Where Is Jerusalem?

Official White House photographs leave ‘Israel’ out of ‘Jerusalem’ captions

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Where Is Jerusalem?

A question everybody and nobody wants to answer

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Sundown: Murdoch and Israel

Plus, Beck moves march, Mossad among the sheep, and more

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Jerusalem Post

The American Academy in Jerusalem will welcome its inaugural class of fellows this fall. The four artists—plus founder Elise Bernhardt, of the Foundation for Jewish Culture—talk about the program.

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Culture City

Jerusalem—an ancient capital burdened by violence, economic hardship, and shifting demographics—may very well depend on a modern cultural renaissance for its survival

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Pressing Matters

The Jerusalem Print Workshop, providing free workspace for artists, revives an artistic tradition in an ancient city struggling with changing demographics and religious tensions.

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Sundown: Barak Predicts Assad’s Demise

Plus, Israeli envoy enlists American Jews, Lieberman the shanda, and more

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Sundown: What, Syria Bad for Human Rights?

Plus the Supreme Court takes on Jerusalem, a Jew in Hogwarts, and more

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Shock Waves

The renewed violence in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict may be tied to the wave of unrest in the Arab world—as a distraction meant to lure the U.S. back to a failed peace process

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Strikes

This week in Israel: A bomb in Jerusalem returns terrorism to the capital, rockets in the Negev could prompt Cast Lead 2, a former president goes to jail, social workers demonstrate for higher wages, and more

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Head’s-Up Bystander Saved Lives

Obama offers strong condemnation, statement of support for Israel

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Israeli Soldiers View Tragedy From Afar

A visit with female IDFers here; a sister over there

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Bomb Rocks Jerusalem Bus Stop

Unattributed attack wounds dozens, kills one

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Suggestion Box

A New York-based public-art group called Illegal Art took to the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to collect suggestions—any suggestions—from passers-by

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Be Happy

We’re commanded to be happy on Purim, and it turns out the acts required for proper observance—from donning costumes to celebrating with others—provide useful tricks for brightening moods year round

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Unabsorbed

Late last year Israel accepted what’s set to be the final wave of Ethiopian immigrants. But the country is still struggling to integrate the 120,000 who’ve arrived over the past three decades.

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Evil Inclination

In Jerusalem, Jerusalem, James Carroll uses the city as a metaphor for the human tendency to combine religion with violence

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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.