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Remembering Allan Gerson, Fierce Defender of Victims’ Rights

His campaign to hold Libya accountable for the attack on Pan Am Flight 103 resulted in a massive settlement—and a shift in attitudes toward terror-supporting states

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Parsha in Progress Episode 32: Loved and Unloved Wives

Parshat Vayetzei: When love is a true pain

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A Newly Published Book of Letters Provides a Thrilling Eyewitness Account of Israel’s Birth

Seventy-two years ago this week, the U.N. voted on the Partition Plan, paving the way to Israel’s birth. A letter written that night from Jerusalem captures the community’s joy, gratitude, and trepidation.

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The Last ‘Rabbi’ of Baghdad

Jews have been in Iraq for more than two-and-a-half millennia. Today, the entire Jewish community of Baghdad can fit in a single car. In this special Thanksgiving bonus episode, a conversation between Mishy Harman and Emad Levy.

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Forty Years?

Debunking the latest claptrap on American policy and Israeli settlements

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Nothing to Worry About

In an excerpt from a new memoir, ‘One Hundred Autobiographies,’ one man’s advice about facing the draft during the Vietnam War

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Parsha in Progress Episode 31: Rebecca’s Well of Kindness

Parshat Chayei Sarah: The pain of holy interruptions

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Is There a Jew Under the Mandalorian’s Mask?

Disney Plus’s new flagship show raises questions about its mysterious hero

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On the Nats winning the World Series and the Sacred Vessels of Light that Broke at the Moment of Creation

Baseball is trivial in comparison to whatever Isaiah or Ezekiel were talking about and the stakes of even a very important sporting event are comfortingly low, in the larger sense. Except that baseball isn’t trivial, and the stakes are not low.

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The Letters of the Eighteen

The full English text of the letters that spawned the exodus of Soviet Jewry

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The Chosen

Former Yeshiva University professor Bob Tufts officially became a Jew in 1982, the same year he was traded from the San Francisco Giants to the Kansas City Royals. Tufts died last month at 63.

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Parsha in Progress Episode 30: We Are All Abraham

Parshat Lech Lecha: How the divine promise of Israel lives on in Israeli politics

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Watching the Nationals Without My Father

Nearly forty days after losing my dad to cancer, winning and losing seem less important than learning how to endure

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What To Expect From Chaim Bloom, The New Head of Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox

The former Tampa Bay Rays vice president is about to take over one of baseball’s biggest franchises

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Parsha in Progress Episode 29: Wiping Out Humanity—God’s Regret?

Parshat Noach: The environmental cost of selfishness

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In Praise of Kurdish Women

As America withdraws from Northern Syria, finding hope and inspiration in the courage of female fighters

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Banquo’s Ghost and the Fall of Hungarian Communism

The 30th anniversary of the nation’s liberation is troubled not only by its past but also by its present

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Watch The Most Jewish Performance Ever on A TV Game Show

Let no one tell you a quality Jewish education doesn’t have practical applications

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A Love Story

An excerpt from the new novel ‘What is Missing’

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Parsha in Progress Episode 28: End of the Mountain

Parshat V’zot HaBracha: The journey in the desert comes to an end

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Will Three Jewish Baseball Stars Play on Yom Kippur?

Putting the Koufax Rule to the test

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The Yom Kippur Reader You’ve Been Waiting for Is Finally Here

From poetry to art history, this short and free booklet has everything you need to put you in the mood for repentance

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This Yom Kippur, Write Your Own Book of (Jewish) Life

Want to practice real teshuvah? Think about what you would include in your definitive Jewish encyclopedia

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#TeamGefilteFish

Why we’re rooting for the Tampa Bay Rays this baseball postseason—and you should too

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Partisans and the Promised Land

Revisiting Primo Levi’s final novel, the surprisingly contemporary ‘If Not Now, When?’

 

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Parsha in Progress Episode 27: Can God Promise Sin?

Parshat Vayelech: What happens when God stops believing in his people

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Letters From the Past

How finding my father’s 70-year-old correspondence changed the way I remembered him

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Is Alex Bregman Having the Best Season Ever by a Jewish Baseball Player?

Paging Hank Greenberg, Shawn Green, and Ryan Braun

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What’s New About Our New Year?

Three things to keep in mind on Rosh Hashanah

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A Night Ride With the Williamsburg Shomrim

As anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, the community’s neighborhood watch steps up

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