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The New Journalism

When the media turns everything into Russiagate, anyone can be guilty

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What Happens When Everyone’s Trying to Get Nukes?

Israel’s ‘Begin Doctrine,’ a commitment to prevent rival regional powers from acquiring nuclear weapons, risks becoming unenforceable—but it’s not clear what comes next

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Want to Keep Jews Safe? Criminalize Marijuana

A French court ruled that Sarah Halimi’s murderer—who shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ while holding her captive—can’t be held responsible because he smoked pot before killing her

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The New MMA Hotbed: Israel

A father passes the fighting torch to his prodigal son, and a new generation of combat athletes makes a name for the Promised Land

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Campus Anti-Zionism Seen Through the Eyes of a Syrian Refugee

I was about to find out that Canadian students at a top school like York University could hold protests just as serious and menacing as those I had seen in the Middle East

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The Blindspot in Bernie Sanders’ Anti-Semitism Manifesto

Bernie has been America’s greatest truth-teller on economic inequality, so why can’t he be truthful about anti-Semitism?

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Can the U.S. Flip Iran’s Internet Back On?

Iran’s government effectively shut down the country’s internet to repress a popular protest movement. But how long can that last?

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How Boomers Ruined American Judaism

And whether the damage can be undone

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Israel’s Rights in the West Bank Under International Law

Understanding law and justice in the world’s most disputed territories

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Malley in Wonderland

How Obama’s ‘progressive’ foreign policy vision—to backpedal away from the Middle East, fast, while kicking our former allies in the region to the curb—became consensus in D.C.

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Metamorphosis in Prague

On the 30-year anniversary of the Velvet Revolution ending Communism in Czechoslovakia, notes on how to transform a one-party state into a democracy in a matter of weeks

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Imagined Communities: From ’60s Street Fights to Progressive Listservs

In our divided society, with few unifying assumptions among different groups, politics has abandoned concrete proposals for the vague spiritual ideals of an administrative ruling class

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Can Bernie Sanders Fix America’s Broken Anti-Semitism Conversation?

The presidential trailblazer just took a historic first step toward national dialogue about anti-Semitism. But its success will depend on whether he’s willing to confront some hard choices.

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The Chuppah Advantage

In an era of declining marriage, American Jews show surprising resilience. Why?

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On the Anniversary of Kristallnacht and the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Remembering East Germany’s Jews

‘We really were naive, I suppose. More than I like to admit.’

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The Perils of Forgetting

On the anniversary of Kristallnacht, a historian shows how the ignorance and abuse of Holocaust history fuels the global resurgence of anti-Semitism

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The Lost Tribes of Spanish Jews

Torn between leaving or staying in chaos, Venezuelan Jews turn toward Spain

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When ‘Finance’ Becomes a Code Word for Jewish

The idea that there’s something wrong—and Jewish—about finance has a long, ugly history that’s been making a comeback and distracting from necessary reforms of the financial industry

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The Revolt Against Iran

Iran’s plans for regional hegemony depend on being seen as the protector of loyal Shiite Muslims—but those are exactly the people leading mass protests against Iranian domination in Iraq and Lebanon

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In Pittsburgh, Hard Questions Unsettle a Somber Commemoration

The community’s leaders wanted the ceremony commemorating the Tree of Life massacre to be free of politics and conflict. One rabbi, and many congregants, felt differently.

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A Year After Pittsburgh, Time for Action

Here’s what Americans, Jewish and non-Jewish alike, can do now that the period of mourning is over

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If Michael Doran Were on Wall Street, He’d Be a Billionaire

But being right in Washington has a price

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Yes, It Is Good to Hate al-Baghdadi

If we want to truly love one another, first we have to learn how to hate evil men like the recently killed ISIS mastermind

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It’s Time to Lock Your Synagogue’s Doors

American Jews aren’t threatened by their synagogues turning into fortresses, they’re threatened by armed anti-Semites walking in through open doors

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Free College Tuition for American Jews

If Israel wants to capture the hearts and minds of young American Jews (and their parents), here’s how

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Fighting the Wrong War on ISIS

Two years on, the time has come for a moral assessment of our military strategy in the Middle East

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Jews Could Swing the 2020 Election

And why that’s not a good thing

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The Nazis Are Coming

How the day neo-Nazis marched in America—and Anne Frank—made my Israel

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The Heroes in Halle

Where Germany’s government has failed to protect German Jews from rising anti-Semitism, they have taken steps to defend themselves—efforts that have saved lives

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The Real Problem With Cancel Culture

It’s not about celebrities. It’s about us losing trust in each other.

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