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‘I am enjoying Vienna enormously,’ the composer wrote to his parents in 1966, ‘as much as a Jew can’

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No, Rabbi, Orthodox Women Are Not Safer

A response to Rabbi Avi Shafran’s claims that Jewish law protects Orthodox women from sexual abuse

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Yitzhak Rabin’s Annual Memorial Service Turns Ugly

The slain prime minister’s granddaughter lashes out at Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government

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Poetry to Exalt the Everyday

The case for a new Hebrew month of poetry and heeding the wakeful heart

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Flour Power

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis—debating the origins of the omer—explore the sanctity of different forms of wheat. Plus: Can seeds found in elephant dung be made clean by replanting?

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‘My Name Proved to Be a Great Handicap’

Why American Jews changed their family names during the interwar years

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The Most Famous Israeli You’ve Never Heard Of

As an educator and feminist activist, Alice Shalvi has been a major force for decades. At 92, she shares her life story in her new memoir, ‘Never a Native.’

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Lewis Levin Wasn’t Nice

The first Jewish member of Congress was a virulent nativist and anti-immigration troll who ended his life in an insane asylum. He was also acclaimed as the most brilliant orator of his age.

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The Emperor’s Woke Clothes

Campus Week: How did an elite, repressive minority policing speech and culture through political correctness come to browbeat the American democratic majority?

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The Vanishing Ivy League Jew

Campus Week: Jewish populations are falling at schools like Harvard and Yale. Should we care?

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Not Jewish: Hunting

Why chasing game through the forest remains the most brutal, boring, indubitably non-Jewish pastime on the planet

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Don’t Go to College. Do This Instead.

Campus Week: Five alternatives to wasting your time and money on a worthless degree

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Anti-Semitism and the Birth of Jewish Studies

Campus Week: A memoir of discomfort—and progress—as a graduate student at the University of Michigan in the 1960s