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Arrests but No Hate-Crime Charges After Jewish Teen Beaten by Mob in New York City

Chants of ‘Kill the Jew,’ according to witnesses

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A Vandal Knocked Down This Menorah Near Harvard. A Pulitzer Prize Winner Put It Back Up.

‘Part of the power of this country is that we need each other at moments like this to do the thing that is right.’

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Hannah Arendt’s Answer to Paul Berman on the Contemporary American Left

The latest entry in a Tablet feature analyzing the state of the American left, inspired by Paul Berman’s series of essays on the subject. Here, a ‘Dissent’ editor asks, ‘patriotism, what’s it good for?’

 

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Pine Trees, Latkes, and the NBA

‘Hanukkah, Oy, Hanukkah!’

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Judge Gives No Prison Time to Man Who Shouted About Killing Jews While Attacking Elderly Jewish Man

A New York judge concludes drug and alcohol problems are the real culprit in the case of a man ‘repeatedly bashing an 84-year-old man on the head with a fire extinguisher while shouting, “I’m going to kill you, you mother f—ng Jew!”’

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Eight Nights of Hallmark Hanukkah Movies

The Hallmark Channel just announced that they’ll be producing Hanukkah films. We have ideas.

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The Lamps That Burned for Thousands of Years

A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum explores Hanukkah lamps through the ages, from gold and silver to acorn shell and pomegranate peel

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A Cool Kid Communist Comeback

Tablet is publishing works analyzing the state of the American left as part of an ongoing feature inspired by Paul Berman’s series of essays on the subject. The latest examines what’s behind the current revival of Communist-inspired politics, and where it’s leading.

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Inside Jack Ruby’s Jewish Paranoia

There was more than just patriotic vengeance motivating the man who killed Kennedy’s assassin

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Making Hanukkah ‘Japonesas,’ the Jewish Doughnuts of Medieval Spain

This holiday, a delicacy from the ‘Jews of the Rock’ and a delicious taste of Gibraltar

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We Are the Heirs to the Maccabees

A Pittsburgh rabbi calls on Jews to follow in the footsteps of the Maccabees this Hanukkah with a rededication to Jewish practice

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Understanding the Ethics of Bitcoin Through the Ideas of 19th-Century Thinker Georg Simmel

Aleph-Bits is a new, semiregular Tablet feature exploring the ethical questions of digital life. Its debut examines the human costs of the rise of cryptocurrencies.

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Mexican Chef Pati Jinich Does Shabbat

The Mexican-Jewish chef blends her roots to make chicken soup for the soul and guacamole topped with ‘gribenes’

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Parsha in Progress Episode 5: Joseph and His Brothers

Do good intentions matter?

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A Persian Jewish Refugee Who Fled Iran by Airlift Just Became a State Senator in New York

From Tabriz to Albany, Anna Kaplan has arrived as a rising name in politics

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Just Because Anti-Semites Talk About ‘Cultural Marxism’ Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Real

In the second of a series inspired by Paul Berman’s opus on ‘The State of the Left,’ a conservative writer argues that while the term ‘cultural Marxism’ has been appropriated by some bigots and conspiracists, the existence of the ideology is a matter of historical record

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Ukraine Declares Martial Law and Putin Claims that Kiev Could Get Away With ‘Eating Babies’

 

Days after a Russian naval vessel rammed a Ukrainian ship and detained the sailors onboard

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Randolph Braham, Pioneering Scholar of the Holocaust in Hungary, Dies at 95

Orphaned by Auschwitz, he devoted his life to documenting the Nazis’ crimes

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Two Paths for the Left: The Dueling Visions of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn

The first in a series responding to Paul Berman’s opus on ‘The State of the Left’ addresses the critical differences between Bernie Sanders’ older, left-wing labor tradition and Jeremy Corbyn’s New Left Third Worldism

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The State of the Left: Responses to Paul Berman

Announcing a series of responses to Paul Berman’s opus on ‘The American Left’ from writers across the political spectrum

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CNN Finds a Quarter of Europeans Are Anti-Semitic. But the Reality for Europe’s Jews Is Even Worse.

Widespread anti-Semitism in Europe has suppressed Jewish life, with many Jews afraid to identify themselves or their institutions as Jewish

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The Hypocrisy of Airbnb’s West Bank Ban

The company is selectively applying its rules when it comes to Israel and, in the process, undermining its own values

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Ten Years After Mumbai

Today marks 10 years since the brutal murder of Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gabi and Rivky Holtzberg, their four Jewish guests, and 158 other victims of the Mumbai terror attack

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Here’s a Video of Recently Deceased Magician Ricky Jay Performing a Poem Written for Him by Shel Silverstein

Jay, who died over the weekend, gives a dramatic reading of Silverstein’s ode to him, ‘The Game in the Windowless Room’

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Parsha in Progress Episode 4: The Rape of Dinah

Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the difficult story of the Torah’s first #MeToo moment, an event famously retold in the novel ‘The Red Tent’

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Finally a Place Serving All Babka All the Time

An Israeli chef’s new Palo Alto coffee shop is serving nothing but the Cadillac of pastries—sweet and savory babka

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Israel Appoints Its First Arab Christian Ambassador

George Deek, who has been called ‘Israel’s best diplomat,’ will soon become ambassador to Azerbaijan

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