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The Democratic Genius of Pshyskhe’s Hasidic Masters

The democratic essence of modern Judaism was forged by the Hasidic rabbis of early 19th-century Pshyskhe

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Fenway Park’s Mystery Music Man

Bieber, free jazz, prog rock—Fenway organist Josh Kantor provides the score for the grand drama of Red Sox fandom

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Bomb Left at Soros House

An explosive device was left at the upstate N.Y. home of billionaire George Soros, a frequent target of far-right and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories

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Unorthodox Rocks Cleveland

Get your tickets for Unorthodox Live, coming to Cleveland Nov. 5th

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Leonard Bernstein’s Tense, Torn Love Affair With Vienna

‘I am enjoying Vienna enormously,’ the composer wrote to his parents in 1966, ‘as much as a Jew can’

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No, Rabbi, Orthodox Women Are Not Safer

A response to Rabbi Avi Shafran’s claims that Jewish law protects Orthodox women from sexual abuse

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Yitzhak Rabin’s Annual Memorial Service Turns Ugly

The slain prime minister’s granddaughter lashes out at Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israeli government

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Poetry to Exalt the Everyday

The case for a new Hebrew month of poetry and heeding the wakeful heart

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The Binding of Isaac

On the new episode of Tablet’s ‘Parsha in Progress’ podcast, Abby and Rabbi Dov discuss the Binding of Isaac

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How Do You Acknowledge a Woman You Can’t See?

A response to Elham Manea on ‘Judith Butler’s Veil’

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Turkey Targets a Journalist

While attention is focused on the Saudi government’s gruesome attack on dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Turkey targets one of its own journalists

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Ask Unorthodox: Vegan Torah?

Pondering an alternative to animal-derived parchment for a Torah scroll

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New Songwriting Contest Hopes to Make Teens Rock Jewish Music

Will the next Debbie Friedman please stand up?

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Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Children

Don’t blame millennial ‘snowflakes’ for the problems on campus, students are the victims not the cause of college craziness

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Orbán’s Long March Through Hungary

A new dispatch from Budapest on the anti-immigrant, authoritarian takeover of civil society that’s winning voters and inspiring right-wing populists around the world

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The Mismeasure of Male Feminists

If the bar for misconduct is lowered when it comes to male feminists, are we rooting for them to fail?

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Chelsea Clinton Is Not Her Mother (or Her Father), Part 27854

Finally, a first daughter brave enough to take on Farrakhan

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Republican Rep. Steve King Endorses Anti-Semitic Toronto Mayoral Candidate

Faith Goldy was fired from her Canadian conservative outlet after appearing on a podcast affiliated with the neo-Nazi Daily Stormer. She’d previously attended the Charlottesville rally. Today, a Republican politician glowingly endorsed her campaign for mayor.

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A Safer Space for Women in Orthodox Judaism’s Rules for Sex

‘Do we really imagine that true respect for women can survive, let alone thrive, in a world where standard “entertainment” is saturated with their objectification and all too often actual abuse?’

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Booted From the Right

In Max Boot’s new memoir, the writer, once a figurehead of conservative politics, explains why he left the right over Trump

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Much War Again Today, No Sleep Last Night

A World War II love story in letters

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Feminists Against Women

The sordid history of famous feminists shaming victims of sexual abuse

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The Crisis of Constantinople

After millennia, the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches are splitting apart, fracturing the unity of Constantinople and possibly escalating the war between the two nations

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A ‘Baal Teshuvah’ Takes the Stage

A new play explores how Judaism divides a Jewish family

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Live From New York, It’s Unorthodox

Coming Oct. 24th to the Marlene Meyerson JCC in Manhattan

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The Real Resistance

Anti-totalitarian Muslim reformers like Farzana Hassan are leading the charge

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Honoring ‘Mr. Kurd’

One year after some 100,000 Kurds were driven out of Kirkuk, should they have placed their hopes in Trump?

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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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Birth … Right?

Should a critic of Israeli policies take this free trip to Israel?

 

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