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Putin’s War

How Russian aggression decimated Jewish life in eastern Ukraine

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Yossi and the Mossad

A former Israeli spy describes his life and work in the 1960s and ’70s

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Love and Other Disabilities

A British judge is forcing a disabled woman to have an abortion. As the son of a disabled woman, I can tell you: The decision is evil.

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Behind Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Tour

When the voice of a generation became the man of a thousand masks, and what we—and he—lost

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A Funny, Empathetic Jewish Genius

Adam Ehrlich Sachs’ ‘brilliant, weird, and profound’ new novel, ‘The Organs of Sense,’ imagines a visionary blind Jewish astronomer in the court of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II

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Karl-Heinz Hoffmann’s Secret History Links Neo-Nazis With Palestinian Terror

A neofascist lives on in his Bavarian castle

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A Painter of the Holocaust for Our Times

Three self-portraits by Felix Nussbaum, at New York’s Neue Galerie

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: Anarchism and the Multicultural Joys of New York

Third in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, conjuring the vibrant souls from the days when anarchism was an authentic current of the American labor movement, and the left wasn’t blindly anti-Israel

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: Crackup and Transformation of the Jewish Left

Second in a series on the anarchists and the Jews, civil war in the garment center

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Tales of the Jewish Working Class: The Ancient Dream of the Jewish Left

First in a series on the anarchists and the Jews: two uniquely Jewish contributions to American life and the global struggle for worker’s rights

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Understanding the Real Origin of that New York Times Cartoon

How anti-Semitic Soviet propaganda informs contemporary left anti-Zionism

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The Big Lie

And the toxic BDS professors who tell it

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A Syrian in Jerusalem

Finally face to face, after growing up learning about the other

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A New York Romance

In an excerpt from the new history ‘The Last Pirate of New York,’ a son connects his father’s Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, to the original American gangsters who preceded them

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Free Palestine

A small act of resistance in the middle of Soho at lunchtime

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A Dance to Spring (For Liberals)

Jules Feiffer’s American Follies: Hope springs eternal

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Inside Israel’s Crash-Landing on the Moon

All systems were go. Then the little craft that could went dark. What now for the future of privatized space conquest in the Middle East?

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Lucian Freud’s Fat Lady Sings

Flesh, set free by a ‘despicable genius,’ or ensnared in the male gaze?

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An Unexpected Encounter With Joseph Conrad at Trinity College Dublin

And why the defeat of Sudan’s Islamist military dictatorship may be the real beginning of a possible spring for the region’s people

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A Blood-Stained Renoir on Exhibit in Paris

Fifty works in the collection of a former German arms dealer—including a renowned portrait of a Sephardic aristocrat—show how France fails to fully grapple with its collaboration in the Nazi art market for plundered works

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Room 222

Four seasons in academic hell

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Master of the Double Exile

The late Iraqi Israeli novelist Samir Naqqash was forever torn between competing loyalties. An English translation of ‘Tenants and Cobwebs,’ his portrait of 1940s Baghdad, shows him to be the tragic chronicler of the uprooting of Iraqi Jews.

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When Hollywood Fought Nazis

A new restoration of the 1940 dramatic thriller ‘The Mortal Storm’ reminds us of a rare era of studio political engagement, and the American isolationism and proto-communism that made it unpopular

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Drakeo the Ruler Speaks to Tablet From Prison

West Coast rap god is shackled in the K-19 unit of the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. His murder trial begins next week.

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Alpha Blondy Says ‘Thank You, Israel’

On tour in Holland, the reggae great talks about climbing Masada, seeing Mecca, and ‘the magic that music brings to the people’

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The War for the Golan Heights

Remembering the dead lost under Avigdor Ben-Gal’s pivotal battle to hold the Syrian army on the Golan Heights in the 1973 Yom Kippur War

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More Die of Heartbreak

Bette Howland steps out of the shadow of Saul Bellow

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Yiddileaks: The Jeremy Corbyn Email Archive

A trove of communications from Britain’s Labour Party leader to his minions reveals the difference between a hipster and Hezbollah

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Typing in Yiddish

A 1929 practical method for typing in Yiddish, on display at YIVO, is a keyhole into a little-known world of printing machines, and the pipe dreams behind their invention

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