An inquiry into the Yiddishisms related to ‘God Bless America,’ the patriotic classic written by a Russian-Jewish immigrant

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigned Wednesday after a deal was reached with Hamas, prompting speculation that early elections will be called

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A Closet of One’s Own

A mother’s carefully curated closet becomes the subject of a family memoir by Maira and Alex Kalman

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Is Israel Headed for Another Gaza War?

Just days ago, millions of dollars meant to buy calm finally made it into cash-starved Gaza—so why does Israel now appear to be on the brink of another war with Hamas?

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Messages in Stone

A new study of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe finds the epitaphs whispering at us

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From ‘Dad Food’ to Nostalgic Comfort Food

Garlicky and heavy on the cholesterol, salami and eggs—quick and simple to cook at home—became a weeknight staple for generations of American Jews

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Learning Lessons From Elie Wiesel

Once Wiesel’s student and teaching assistant, Ariel Burger focuses on what he learned in ‘Witness’

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Israel’s New Diplomatic Horizon

A surprise visit by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Oman last month reveals the Jewish state’s shifting foreign policy

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The Left and the Jews: A Tale of Three Countries

First in a series on the American left: Will left-wing anti-Zionists and anti-Semites in America succeed in hollowing out the traditional liberal left in the United States, as they have in Britain and France?

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The Kristallnacht Election

Eighty years after that dark night in Europe, America’s midterms were a contest to see how much of the country could be mobilized on a basis of hysteria and mass loathing

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The Re-Incarnation of a Frog

Rokhl’s Golden City: Montreal’s shape-shifting klezmer genius Socalled transmigrates into a new album—and gay porn

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J.K. Rowling’s ‘Lethal White’

Bookworm: Britain’s most prominent defender of the Jews is also a pretty good male mystery writer