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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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A Manual for Living With Defeat

‘Sin•a•gogue,’ a new book about sin and failure in Judaism, is precisely the guide we need in these troubled times

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The Rabbi Who Helped Me Sneak Into Venezuela

Weeks after security forces kicked me out of Venezuela, I was at the Colombian border praying with a rabbi I’d never met before and preparing for the dangerous journey back into the country

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The Untold Story of Japan’s Oskar Schindler

Willy Foerster saved Jews fleeing the Nazis by employing them in his Tokyo factory but was framed as a collaborator after the war and has remained largely unknown

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Why Canada’s Jews Are Better

With a new study showing the strength of Canada’s Jewish communities compared with the U.S., maybe it’s time American Jews took some lessons from their neighbors to the north

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Ending the Myth of the Poor Terrorist

The jihadists who carried out the Easter massacre in Sri Lanka were educated members of their country’s elite, a background that’s closer to the terrorist norm than the exception

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Next Year in Caracas

Plans to join a Seder in Caracas are interrupted when Tablet’s correspondent is kicked out of Venezuela by state security forces on the eve of Passover

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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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Picketing Cape Town’s Jewish Groups in the Name of Palestinians

In South Africa, protests supposedly aimed at Israel target the country’s Jewish institutions

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Why We Need to Do More to Fight Islamophobia

After the Christchurch massacre, time to double down on partnerships and inclusion

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The Secret Political History of Queen Esther

From Queen Elizabeth to Abraham Lincoln, the story of Purim has shaped our most contentious debates

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As Its Conflict With Pakistan Heats Up, India Looks to Israel for Arms, Tactics

The recent Indian strike in Kashmir is a page right out of the Israeli playbook—and arsenal

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The Man Who Remade Death

Guy Alexandre was the first surgeon to remove organs from a patient with a beating heart. His colleagues thought him a murderer; Alexandre disagreed and revolutionized our understanding of death.

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Puerto Ricans and Jews, Adrift Together on Their Islands

Why Hurricane Maria is only part of the problem in the U.S. territory

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The Mexican Election and the Hinge of History

What does Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s rise to the presidency mean for global liberal democracies?

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The Evils of Cultural Appropriation

How victimhood became a moral currency dependent on defining and policing the boundaries of human identity

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Telling Truths

Ep. 137: Yossi Klein Halevi’s ‘Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,’ New York Times political reporter Astead Herndon

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The Assault on Kirkuk: A Firsthand Account

A frontline Kurdish peshmerga officer describes what it was like to be abandoned by the West in Iraq in October of 2017

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The Nicaraguan Rebellion and its Jews and Indians

The 19th of April Student Movement, with its political antecedents in converso history, looks to bring down the last incarnation of Daniel Ortega’s Sandinistas

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Honor Killing Is Not Just a Muslim Problem

It’s the most extreme form of institutionalized violence against women on the planet

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The Post-Election Ruminations of Vladimir Putin

It’s good to be the czar

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Qatar and American Jews

News about an inflammatory documentary breaks just as a charm offensive is underway. What does Doha really want?

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Turkey’s Genocide of the Assyrians Was an Islamist Crime

A century after the start of a bloody persecution, will a genocide come to be recognized for what it was?

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Have ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outlived Their Meaning?

And are we now on the eve of the emergence of a new, Fifth International?

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One Hundred Years of Insanity

America’s greatest Marxist theoretician, Sidney Hook, identified Communism’s catastrophic cultism and the devastating splits it would cause in worldwide labor movements, and yet the Bolshevik mystique endured. Why?

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India’s New Crush on Israel

How did Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s July visit with Benjamin Netanyahu fit into the last quarter-century of Indo-Israeli relations?

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The Day a Jewish General Invented a Muslim Country

How J.F.R. Jacob saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the land that became Bangladesh

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North Korea Tested an ICBM. Iran Is Next.

‘Autocracies are less likely than democracies to sign international agreements and when they do, they are more likely to cheat. But we never seem to learn our lesson.’

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Twitter’s Theater of Radical Cruelty

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo’s death is the latest occasion for social media-propagated callousness and ignorant moral arrogance

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