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Fighting Facebook’s Armchair Rabbis

My daughter is black and Jewish. Will she have to defend her identity online?

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Discussing What It Means to Be Jewish

Tablet staffers sound off about Judaism and identity on WNPR

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A Study in Intermarriage

Asian-Jewish unions are producing some of the proudest Jews around

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Do Bar Mitzvahs Happen on Every Birthright Trip?

Our tour educator explains why he performs bar mitzvahs during the 10-day experience.

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End of the Line

A lost German passport—and tenuous ties to citizenship—cause a bureaucratic nightmare and a revelation about place and belonging

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Layman’s Terms

A non-Jew who loves Philip Roth, making challah, and visiting High Holiday services wants to be a Jew, minus the religion

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‘Us’ and ‘Them’

At a preschool Hanukkah celebration—held in a nice liberal church—an atheistic Jew wonders where he fits in, and what to tell his daughter

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Parlor Games

In his novel The Vices, Lawrence Douglas spins a Nabokovian web of intrigue and self-deception that hints at the way Jewish identity is constructed and performed

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Strange Bedfellows

Talking about lizards at a writers’ conference in Bali

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Mistaken Identity

My mother pretended we weren’t Jewish when we moved to the South—but couldn’t resist kvelling over my book about it

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Redrawing Boundaries

A new history reassesses the contours of what makes up Jewish history

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What Makes a Jew?

A British paper asks, and four brainiacs stumble to answer

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Mixed Metaphors

Transamerica’s heroine finds herself negotiating a number of identities

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Paris Match

Pissarro’s great-grandson on the artist and his long creative dialogue with Cezanne

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Foreign Affairs

Aaron Hamburger’s Americans abroad are not so innocent

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Going It Alone

One-person shows dominate the Fringe festival

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Winter Camp

Five days, 2,000 participants, and countless pints of Guinness in the English countryside: An American reports from Limmud.