‘All we are asking for is to have a representative and democratic government which treats all ethnic and religious groups equally’

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Israel and the Iroquois Earn Their Shot at Lacrosse History

As the world championship draws closer to an end

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Claude Lanzmann and the Brutality of Facts

The director’s masterpiece trapped him in the role of the official keeper of our memory. Now that he’s gone, it’s up to us to carry that tremendous burden.

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Epes Is Rotten in Helsinki

The one Yiddish phrase you need to make sense of the president’s latest adventures in international politics

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Roman Holiday

How Jews observe Tisha B’Av in Rome, where the Arch of Titus commemorates the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem

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Lamentation for a Swimming Pool

This Tisha B’Av, I’ll be mourning for a different site of spiritual importance in Jerusalem

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A Polish Children’s Classic Comes Back Into Print—With Enduring Style

After the illustrators escaped the Nazis, Lewitt-Him brought their Eastern European sensibility to London, where they designed everything from propaganda posters to stamps

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The Real Problem With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Forget her Israel gaffes and focus on her disinterest in observable reality, a troubling feature of her entitled generation

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Jacques Attali, Nomads, and French Anti-Semitism

How the Jewish neoliberal éminence grise of Emmanuel Macron’s government became both Marine Le Pen’s perfect enemy and her accidental inspiration

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Comrades, Run!

How a grueling 56-mile ultramarathon in South Africa became a stage for racial reconciliation—and national belonging for immigrant Jews

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Hemingway’s Schlemiel

The great author, who would have turned 119 this weekend, used and abused his Jewish friend Harold Loeb. Why did Loeb take it?

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Einstein, Toni, and Me

How I came to know one of the scientist’s love interests from the early days of the Weimar Republic

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Richard Siegel and ‘The Jewish Catalog’

The lead author of the field guide to late 1960s and ’70s countercultural Judaism died last week