A new law allowing former felons to vote in Florida could tip the electoral balance, but only if it’s upheld in practice

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

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Gaza Ceasefire Leads to Shakeup in Israel’s Government

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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Torah, From a Transgender Perspective

Joy Ladin’s new book, ‘Soul of the Stranger,’ explores her intimate connection with God

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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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Kurdistan and Israel

Kurdistani Jews are caught between the Jewish state and the ethnonationalist ambitions of its Middle Eastern neighbors

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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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Thanks in Advance

Episode 158: Iranian political refugee Shay Khatiri on raising $1.2 million for Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, and A.J. Jacobs on his new book about gratitude

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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