Jacob Siegel is Tablet's Scroll editor.
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Campus Week

It’s that time of year again: All week Tablet takes stock of the state of American academia and university life

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From the Kovno Ghetto to the Green Berets

Sidney Shachnow, who survived the Holocaust and became a highly decorated officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces, died last month at 83

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Sonia Orbuch, Who Fought the Nazis as a Teenager, Has Died at 93

In the event of capture, Sonia carried two hand grenades: ‘One for the enemy, and one for myself’

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Iran Looms Over Merkel’s Israel Visit

Germany’s ‘unique relationship’ with Israel is colliding with its new closeness to Iran

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Israeli Team Heads to Moscow

An Israeli delegation will share evidence about the accidental shootdown of a Russian jet by Syrian air defense forces

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Russia Backs Off Blaming Israel for Downed Jet

Syrian forces shooting down a Russian jet may not be Israel’s fault after all

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Multiple Women Accuse Netanyahu Spokesman of Sexual Misconduct

American-born Netanyahu spokesman David Keyes has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct

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The Low Cost of Fearmongering

Fear tactics in the New York governor’s race cheapen the danger of anti-Semitism

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Former Prime Ministers Denounce Labour Anti-Semitism

Two former British prime ministers issue stark warning about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party

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Bibi’s ‘Bismarck’ Speech

In a speech last week Bibi celebrated strength and power, but to what end?

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Rest in Power, ‘Village Voice’

‘The Village Voice’ is dead

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The Two Wars and Two Lives of Gideon Lichtman

An ace fighter pilot and friend to presidents who served with U.S. forces in WWII, fought with Israel in ’48, and retired as a high school teacher in Miami

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Haredi Rapper Discriminated Against Receives a Warm Bracha

Hasidic rapper Nissim Black had been living in Israel for six years when he says his children were rejected from schools because of their skin color

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You Were Famous, Your Heart Was a Legend

Defying pressure to cancel a concert, Lana Del Rey says she will sing for the people of Israel because she is a singer and they are people

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White House Speechwriter Ousted After Talk to White Nationalists

A White House speechwriter was fired after news broke that he gave a talk in 2016 to a group that included prominent white nationalists.

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Bishops Apologize for False Claims of Israeli Atrocities

After a Tablet article published last week, two Episcopal bishops have apologized for spreading false claims about Israeli soldiers.

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Did J Street Get Played?

After getting J Street’s endorsement, Rashida Tlaib changed her mind about the two-state solution.

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More Money for Endless Wars

Everyone paying attention knows that the American Defense establishment is deeply dysfunctional and brimming with unnecessary and wasteful spending. So why does its budget keep growing?

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Lullabies and Blood Libels

There was only one problem with the Episcopal bishop’s shocking firsthand testimony about human-rights abuses she witnessed in Israel—she never actually witnessed them.

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The Alt-Right One Year After Charlottesville

In the aftermath of the alt-right’s rally in Charlottesville one year ago, the movement has descended into sordid spectacle, but white-identity politics hasn’t gone away.

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How the Saudis Are Winning Their Spat With Canada

After criticizing Saudi Arabia’s human-rights abuses Canada now finds itself isolated, including by the U.S., while the Saudis receive international support. Is this a sign that we’ve entered a new stage in global politics?

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Six Years of Farts, Magic, and Misogyny

Celebrating Adam Kirsch’s tour of the Talmud

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The Dirtbag Convergence

Anti-humanists and populists on the extremes of the American political spectrum find common cause attacking the norms of the liberal establishment of progressive plutocrats

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Think ‘Space Force’ Sounds Cool? Israel’s Cranky, Celebrated Military Historian Begs to Differ

Trump’s announcement suggests he’s learned little from Reagan’s mistakes

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The Alt-Right’s Jewish Godfather

How Paul Gottfried—willing or reluctant—became the mentor of Richard Spencer and a philosophical lodestone for white nationalists

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