A wide-ranging interview covers his Hasidic father’s secret room full of books about other religions, why Judaism needs community, faith, happiness, and other vital matters

Kiev’s city council passed the measure after a long campaign to honor Boris Nemtsov, a staunch supporter of Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution

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A Town Divided

A new documentary explores the bitter divisions in a New York town between the large Hasidic community and secular local activists who want to stop their Hasidic neighbors from expanding

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Iran Was Even Closer to Getting a Bomb Than We Thought

Only a couple of months away in 2015, according to a new report

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Finding a New Path

Israel wakes up to the needs of ex-Haredim

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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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The Foreign Policy of the American Left

Second in a series on the American left: Michael Walzer and Bernie Sanders

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The Truth About George Soros

Understanding the Jewish billionaire—who is neither the villain of right-wing caricature, nor the angel of left-wing hagiography

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André Azoulay Is the Most Powerful Jew in the Muslim World

What else keeps the Jewish-Moroccan relationship alive?

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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