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Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting in Israel

The Jewish state’s unique fertility policies

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Birth Right

A Jewish democratic state by definition must have a Jewish majority. Political scientist Rebecca Steinfeld studies how Israel has from its earliest days sought to establish and maintain that majority.

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Fruitful

Israel has kept Rabin’s assassin Yigal Amir in solitary confinement for more than 15 years while allowing him to father a child. In the context of exceptionally pro-natalist fertility policies, this seeming paradox makes sense.