The backlash against a finance minister’s recent remarks exposes a weakness in Germany’s embrace of their unique legacy
From smashing Google Glasses to rejecting peace talks, failing to understand natural rights is leading to some very dark places
Members of the Mimouna Club have made it their mission to learn about Jews and Jewish life as a way of learning about themselves
As the NBA playoffs begin, a new book revives the big stars, drugs, sex, and rivalries of Magic Johnson’s 1980s basketball dynasty
The cab-driving poet and his wife marched alone together in the Israel Day Parade
At the intersection of artifice and experience comes a beguiling fantasia on Jewish themes, ‘I Pity the Poor Immigrant’
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My father used to share his harrowing childhood memories every year at the Seder. Now I make sure his memories will survive.
Plus Bibi signs off on Sharansky’s new plan for the Western Wall
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The Jewish Agency chief promises that no arrests will be made
The comedian’s sister’s protest of gender inequality at the Western Wall makes a case for holiness, not against
The track record for Western Wall checks is not so good
Plus Macedonia holds its first-ever Limmud conference
Stories from beyond the northeast
In the wake of Anat Hoffman’s arrest, a global response
Plus the Democratic platform: no word on Jerusalem
A Jewish-themed anti-abortion monument grows in Kansas
Plus troubling find at Iranian facility, and more in the news
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From chanting at the Western Wall to saying Kaddish, several organizations offer to pray on your behalf, for a fee they claim to donate to charity. Is a farmed-out prayer as effective as a personal one?
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Plus Howard Jacobson’s must-read on Hanukkah, and more in the news
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Liel Leibovitz, who has a new book out on the rock ’n’ roll poet, looks at how Cohen’s songs evolved from bleak to transcendent
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