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Friday Night Fever

Sundays, I am a Unitarian. But now I realize that I am always a Jew.

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The Price of a Firstborn

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the biblical redemption of a woman’s eldest opens logical byways into cesarean sections, stillbirths, and when Jewish life begins

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To Beet or Not to Beet?

Remembering my dad through one of his favorite foods: borscht

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What Went Wrong at the American Hebrew Academy?

As a celebrated Jewish boarding school unexpectedly shut down last week, one former faculty member looks back at its inspired life and unsettling demise

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The Roots of Elite European Anti-Zionism

Begins with an ‘N’ and ends with an ‘I’

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Q&A: Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Co-Chair Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., on Progressive Foreign Policy

A consistent foreign policy can be one that clearly speaks out against the Assads of the world but then says, we can’t go to war in all these places and we can’t intervene in all these places

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A Painter of the Holocaust for Our Times

Three self-portraits by Felix Nussbaum, at New York’s Neue Galerie

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: Anarchism and the Multicultural Joys of New York

Third in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, conjuring the vibrant souls from the days when anarchism was an authentic current of the American labor movement, and the left wasn’t blindly anti-Israel

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: Crackup and Transformation of the Jewish Left

Second in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, civil war in the garment center