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Elisheva Bikhovsky, One of the Greatest Poets in the Modern Hebrew Language, Wasn’t Jewish

A casualty of a naïve belief in Israel’s potential to adopt a secular Hebrew culture beyond Judaism’s defining religious difference, the Russian-born writer was also revived as a feminist icon in the 1970s

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The Settler Nakba and the Rise of Post-Modern Post-Zionist Religious Ideology on the West Bank

To better understand the settler movement today, look to new thinkers like Rav Shagar, not the foundational minds of Ravs Kook, Amital, and Lichtenstein

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There is No Position on Israel That Absolves or Excuses Your Anti-Semitism

There’s something perverse about dismissing anti-Semitism concerns of Jews in the U.S. by explaining how much you like Jews when they’re 6,000 miles away

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Richard Spencer Says He Just Wants ‘White Zionism.’ Here’s Why That’s Malicious Nonsense.

The far-right leader loves to misrepresent the values of Jews and other minorities in efforts to troll them. No one should fall for it.

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Disgrace and the Democratic Socialists of America

With a vote for BDS, one part of the left heads for oblivion

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The Iranian Intellectual Who Inspired the Islamic Revolution and Admired Israel

Iran Week: Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s astonishing and paradoxical account of his 1963 travels in the Holyland, newly translated and reissued as ‘The Israeli Republic’

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It’s Time for Zionists to Stop Celebrating the Balfour Declaration

The century-old document is a testament to colonialist double-dealing that left many Jews dead. Israel was reclaimed as the Jewish homeland in spite of it, not because of it.

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An Outsider in Jerusalem

Like a vampire, I fit nowhere in Israel but inside the real and made-up stories of lovers and others. Fifty years after the end of the Six-Day War, a look back at the monsters and myths of youth.

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Daniel Deronda, Conservative Jewish Hero

In an essential new online course, Ruth Wisse gives George Eliot’s hero a timely and insightful reading

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The Newly Relevant Case for Liberal Zionism

In the wake of attacks from both the alt-right and the left, what we can learn about the values of nationalism

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A Test for the Anti-Trump Movement

Do Jews have to make common cause with people who want to kill them?

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The Amona Conundrum

The dismantling and evacuation of the Amona outpost in the West Bank has once again put Israel’s moral and legal mettle to the test

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Why Did the New York Times Publish Fake News About Trump, Zionism, and Alan Dershowitz?

A Times opinion piece fabricated and erased the positions of American supporters of Israel, including Alan Dershowitz, in order to link Zionism to the alt-right

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Watch General John Allen’s Moving Account of How He Became a Zionist—and Why He Still Has Hope for Peace

The four-star general spoke earlier this month at an Israel Policy Forum gala in New York

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Anti-Zionism and the Fear of Jewish Ghosts

On Leon Pinsker’s 195th birthday, what he got right—and wrong—about his idea that a Jewish state would cure the world of anti-Semitism

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The Secret Language of George Soros

Esther Schor’s lively and tragic new history of Esperanto, Ludwik Leyzer Zamenhof’s universal, pacifist, bridge-building language of humanity, traces why the globalist dream died

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Black Lives Matter’s Jewish Problem Is Also a Black Problem

The civil rights group’s newly published platform holds that societal reforms in America are somehow related to the Arab-Israeli conflict

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My Biggest College Consideration? Israel.

How my Judaism helps to identify the schools I want to attend

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The End of Palestinian Nationalism

When a movement devolves into a death cult, it’s time to rethink our assumptions

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Leopold Weiss, the Jew Who Helped Invent the Modern Islamic State

‘Europe’s gift to Islam’ was born in Austria-Hungary 116 years ago this week. His ideas on the intersection of politics and religion are more relevant than ever.

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Want Zionism To Survive? Keep It Simple.

Rather than reveling in nuance and complexity, we should tell ourselves a simple story of national and religious pride

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Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands Go to Ramallah to Meet Mahmoud Abbas

Dispatch from a meeting of Sephardi leaders with the Palestinian President

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You’ll Never Guess Who’s Advising the New Herzl Biopic

OK, fine, it’s Sidney Blumenthal

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Joining the Exodus

The refusenik Natan Sharansky and his daughter find inspiration for their exodus in this week’s parasha

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In an Age of Terror, How Thinking Right Can Save the Left

What’s needed is more tribalism, not less

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From Porn Star to Zionist Kosher Cook

Jenna Jameson continues her Jewish mission on social media

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Was Polish Anti-Semitism Actually Zionism?

Nazis sought to eliminate the Jews from their future racial empire. Poles wanted to create a state for them in Palestine. Historian Timothy Snyder makes the case that in the 1930s the two aims may have converged. But was Poland an ally of the Jews or a pioneer in the art of anti-Semitic politics?

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West Bank Rabbi Menachem Froman’s Zionist Post-Zionism, and What It Can Teach American Jews

The late Kookist leader’s belief in spirituality over politics also has a message for Israel’s religious right

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In the Best Bar in the Middle East and Africa, Zionism Is Alive in a Highball

A night at the Imperial Craft, Tel Aviv’s coolest bar

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Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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