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Jewish Fast Day Magnified by Conflict in Israel

The 17th of Tammuz, which falls on Tuesday, has additional meaning this year

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Ancient Town Found Below Galilee Resort Site

Ruins from Second Temple period uncovered during construction of new hotel

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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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The Talmud Pays Little Attention to What Jews Believe, Yet Asks Them To Have Faith

Judaism’s manual of sacred technology prizes holiness over beauty, action over thought, and ritual over belief

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Herod’s Edifice Complex

The great Judean builder and his outsized ego are the subject of a monumental Israel Museum exhibit

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Sinning Against Each Other

On my list of worries this Tisha B’Av: Iran, Egypt—and the ugly ways we Jews talk to one another

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Pilgrim’s Progress

Creating Jewishness in a post-religious age: Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday paint Israel’s history in broad and fine strokes

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Three Weeks FAQ

Everything you ever wanted to know about the countdown to Tisha B’Av

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Sundown: Evolution of Evil

Von Brunn’s descent, school rules, and parking protests

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Second Life

How Judaism remade itself in the wake of the Second Temple’s destruction