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Fire in the Genes

In ancient times, a genetic mutation helped ensure Jewish survival. Today, it might be making you sick.

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Nesting Habits

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ tackles the eternal problem of theodicy: If God is both good and omnipotent, why is there evil in the world?

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The Jews of San Miguel de Allende

As a community of North American expats has expanded in Mexico, dozens of local converts have joined their ranks

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A Passover in Self-Imposed Exile

A doctor spends Passover in East Africa, surrounded by disease and suffering, and reflects on the tenuous balance between order and disorder, exodus and return

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Kippahs in the Crossfire

A new bill in Quebec prohibiting some public displays of religious symbols would bar observant Jews from serving in courts and classrooms

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Enough Is Enough

Universities and colleges are failing to protect Jewish students. It must stop.

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George Steiner, the Prophet of Progressive Anti-Semitism

Are the philosophical roots of contemporary left-wing denunciations of Israel to be found in a radical, twisted 1970s argument about the place of Jews in Western culture?

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Cities of Ice

A dispatch from frozen Harbin, where Jews once flourished—and melted away

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A Visit With Raphael Mechoulam, the Israeli Godfather of Cannabinoid Research

At 88, the scientist who first isolated THC is still addicted to research, studying the beneficial effects of cannabis on trauma, colitis, autism, and more