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Alex Bregman Vs. Joc Pederson Home Run Derby Showdown

Is the winner the greatest Jewish slugger of all time?

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Parsha in Progress Episode 21: Water From a Rock

Parshat Chukat: Did Moses deserve to make it into Israel?

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America, Born of the Hebrew Bible

A new book makes the case that the American worldview has always been rooted in the Five Books of Moses

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Rabbi Richard N. Levy, 1937-2019

A beloved educator who reacquainted Reform Judaism with abandoned practices and traditions

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Parsha in Progress Episode 20: Where There Be Giants

Parshat Shlach: Is relying on divine miracles brave, or risky?

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Time to Rethink the American Jewish Community’s Treatment of Black Jews

Black Jews are individuals with a broad range of experiences, not tokens of “black-Jewish relations”

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Harvard is Dumber Than Twitter

The day the Ivy League went full-on social media

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Phish and Loathing in Bonnaroo

Jam bands, Post Malone, and other attempts at redemption at the nation’s most prominent music festival

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Yossi Klein Halevi’s Palestinian Neighbor Writes Back

A new video mini-series captures the author’s conversation with an Al-Quds university professor who took his students to Auschwitz

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Anti-Semitism is an American Problem

Ted Cruz joins with Tim Kaine to speak hard truths about the past and the present

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Mark Levin Against the Rest of the Press

In a new book, the radio host meticulously documents the downfall of the Fourth Estate

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Parsha in Progress Episode 19: When Sacred Texts Demand Sexist Acts

Parshat Naso: What to do when God gives jealous husbands too much power

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America’s Illiberal Pretenders and Europe’s Post-Liberal States

The final collapse of liberalism will be coterminous with the collapse of American empire—a difficult outcome for tenured American conservatives to root on

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Rethinking Conversion

Unfortunately, we’ve lost sight of how best to welcome newcomers to Judaism

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Redeem Yourself

The Book of Ruth, which we’ll be reading this weekend, teaches us an important lesson about not waiting for someone else to come and save us

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The D.C. Dyke March Won’t Let Me Fly the Jewish Pride Flag

Why does an event dedicated to taking pride in who you are make me keep my Jewish identity hidden?

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Why Jews Should Pay Attention to the Recent Debate Rocking American Conservatism

In the conflicting views of two right-wing writers, competing visions for the future

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Why the Celebrate Israel Parade Matters

The rise in anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism makes marching this year more necessary than ever, says Ted Comet, the parade’s 95-year-old founder

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How Robert Bernstein Discovered Toni Morrison

Bob Bernstein, 25 years at the helm of Random House, remembers when publishing was a good business

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The Five Factors That Could Change The Outcome of Israel’s New Elections

The Knesset just voted to re-run Israel’s election seven weeks after the last one. Here’s how it happened, and five things that could determine whether the result is the same–or dramatically different.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 18: Why God Might Threaten Your Children

Parshat Bechukotai: Can punishment be holy?

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Herman Wouk Dead at 103

Influential and supremely popular titan of Jewish letters

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Help! My Students Believe Some Very Hurtful Stereotypes About Jews

This week on Thou Shalt: Anti-Semitic jokes, zealous barbers, and a colleague with a Nazi problem

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Rashida Tlaib’s Unbelievable Lies

The congresswoman makes Holocaust survivors into victims again, this time by rewriting their well-documented experiences

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Parsha in Progress Episode 17: Giving to the Needy

Parshat Emor: What does charity mean?

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Help! I’m Dreading an Awkward Shiva Call

This week on Thou Shalt: Gathering the courage to pay a shiva call to someone you don’t really know that well, talking crabs and kashrut with your non-observant boyfriend, and figuring out how to toast your Orthodox friend at his wedding

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The Long and Tortured History of Genocide

As we commemorate Yom Ha’Shoah, reflecting on how the frameworks to prosecute genocide and crimes against humanity were constructed

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Parsha in Progress Episode 16: Offloading of Sins

Parshat Achrei Mot: How can the Torah help us grapple with guilt and forgiveness?

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Help! My Co-Worker Won’t Buy My Chametz

This week in Thou Shalt: Incurious office mates, menacing minyans, and the mysteries of Jewish time

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My Matzo Ball Revelation

What an iconic food reveals about the difference between American Jews and Israelis

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