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Seaside Dining

Sea foraging for plants that grow along the shore has become a growing—and delicious—trend in Israel

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Hot Wheels

Roller derby has a rich Jewish (and feminist) history

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Living Single

Modern Orthodox communities geared toward unmarried adults present new challenges, but also offer lessons for the larger Orthodox world

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Donald Trump’s Iran Policy Rides Two Horses at Once

If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is

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Israel’s Undemocratic Marriage Laws

Overreach by Israel’s Rabbinate has turned marriage into a symbol of dissatisfaction with religious authority and a key issue in the upcoming election

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How Trump Bullied Israel Into Punishing His Political Opponents, to the Jewish State’s Great Detriment

Last month, Netanyahu said Israel would allow Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib into the country. But after private pressure and public threats from Trump, he suddenly reversed course. The decision is disastrous for Israel, but great for the American president. And that’s the point.

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Men and Women of the Nation

How the Inquisition’s conversos defined Jewish religious and ethnic identity in ways that are still prevalent today

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In Praise of Hate

Simone de Beauvoir, commenting on the troubling case of executed French collaborationist Robert Brasillach, argued that the emotion has its civil and judicial uses. Now, 75 years after the liberation of Paris, is she right?

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America’s Albert Cohen Moment

Is the Greek-born French Jewish author and diplomat a hapless romantic or a man with a message for our times?