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In Ukraine, Discovering A Special Menorah

This week in Jewcy, our partner site

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Everything Is Regurgitated: Jewish Memory in the old Jerusalem of Ukraine

Living off of Jewish memory in old Chernowitz, once the Jerusalem of Ukraine

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Avigdor Arikha’s Art of Pain

The skilled Israeli painter, a Holocaust survivor who died two years ago, has a major gallery show in New York. Plus: an interview with his daughter.

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The Family Crisis

Lost Books

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Cheap Eats

An entrepreneur opened a Jewish-themed restaurant in Lviv, Ukraine. Chopped liver is on the menu, but not its price—diners get to haggle over it.

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Revealed

A new English-language translation of the short stories of Soviet writer Der Nister, or The Hidden One, brings his enigmatic Yiddish work to light

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Odessa Story: Reading Isaac Babel in Ukraine

The Ukrainian Black Sea port has lost most of its Jews, but not the vestiges of the muddled, criminal city Isaac Babel imagined

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Sundown: Grapel Still Detained

Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more

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Sundown: French Envoy Dismissed Over Stance

Plus oh Shelley Berkley, the BBC, and more

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Daybreak: Obama’s Mideast Strategy

Plus Palestinian engineer taken, the tsunami, and more in the news

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Salita Slaughters Wayka

Yeah, we said ‘Who?’ too

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Holbrooke, a Top U.S. Diplomat, Dies at 69

A one-of-a-kind character, yet consummately of his times

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Devastated

Timothy Snyder’s Bloodlands contextualizes the story of Eastern European Jewry’s sad fate without relativizing it

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Close Encounter

Rodger Kamenetz’s new book connects Rabbi Nachman, Franz Kafka, a turkey, and a cockroach

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Anti-Anti-Semitism

World Without Nazism is a Kremlin-flavored Anti-Defamation League for the post-Soviet realm—but is it good for Jews?

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Daybreak: U.S. Considers Syria Crack-Down

Plus opponents go to court, Mavi Marmara goes home, and more in the news

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Father of Iconic Blue Coffee Cup Dies

Leslie Buck, who designed the Anthora, was 87

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How To Spend 19 Hours in Kiev’s Airport

You get pretty upset, is how

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Breaking: Ukrainian Leader is Not Jewish

Or, anti-Semitism has (mostly) left Ukraine

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Sundown: A Tricky Question

Namecalling in Ukraine, a cokehead rabbi, and more

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Daybreak: Israeli Operations, Official and Not

Plus another flu casualty, Clinton keeps clarifying, and more in the news

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Daybreak: Boycott Ukraine!

Plus Disraeli rocks, taking Iran seriously, and more in the news

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God and Uman

Joining the Breslovers—and my cousin—for Rosh Hashanah in Ukraine

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Sundown: Sometimes ‘Sorry’ Just Ain’t Enough

An obvious question, poetic justice, and following Fonda

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Sundown: Seven More Jewish Children

Obama-love, hot (and not) vacation spots, and rich Ukrainians

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Digging for Decalogues

Murray Zimiles explores the links between Torah arks and carousel horses

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The Man with the $50,000 Beard

How a cantor became an American music legend