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If a Man Gives a Woman a Lamb in Exchange for Sex

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ follows its own logic from animal sacrifice to definitions of prostitution

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Half a Century After His Suicide, We Remember a Jewish Mystical Master

Fifty years after Joseph Weiss’ death, it’s time we grapple with his dark, gorgeous vision

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The Bangles

These gold bracelets have long been popular among Syrian Jewish girls. But their meaning has changed over the generations.

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Ignore It at Your Peril

Just because Trump said it doesn’t mean it’s not true: The Democratic Party is becoming unsalvageable

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The Arc of History Bends From Ukraine to Israel and Back Again

In Kyiv, the first meeting between the two world leaders of Jewish descent was short on accomplishments but big on symbolism

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What Donald Trump Will Never Understand About Jews

Our loyalty to this country is precisely why we fight bigotry

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Reports of Miracles From Safed

How the great kabbalist Isaac Luria changed the perception of the world without changing the world itself

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Men and Women of the Nation

How the Inquisition’s conversos defined Jewish religious and ethnic identity in ways that are still prevalent today

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In Praise of Hate

Simone de Beauvoir, commenting on the troubling case of executed French collaborationist Robert Brasillach, argued that the emotion has its civil and judicial uses. Now, 75 years after the liberation of Paris, is she right?