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Ignore It at Your Peril

Just because Trump said it doesn’t mean it’s not true: The Democratic Party is becoming unsalvageable

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The Arc of History Bends From Ukraine to Israel and Back Again

In Kyiv, the first meeting between the two world leaders of Jewish descent was short on accomplishments but big on symbolism

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What Donald Trump Will Never Understand About Jews

Our loyalty to this country is precisely why we fight bigotry

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Donald Trump’s Iran Policy Rides Two Horses at Once

If the ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran seems incompatible with Trump’s isolationist instincts and antiwar rhetoric, that’s because it is

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Israel’s Undemocratic Marriage Laws

Overreach by Israel’s Rabbinate has turned marriage into a symbol of dissatisfaction with religious authority and a key issue in the upcoming election

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How Trump Bullied Israel Into Punishing His Political Opponents, to the Jewish State’s Great Detriment

Last month, Netanyahu said Israel would allow Congresswomen Omar and Tlaib into the country. But after private pressure and public threats from Trump, he suddenly reversed course. The decision is disastrous for Israel, but great for the American president. And that’s the point.

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Could Arab Israelis Swing the Next Election?

The power of the powerless in Israel’s fractured political landscape

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America’s Breaking Point, and How We Got Here

Let’s start understanding the disintegrative effects of soulless techno-capitalism, beginning with call centers

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Nobody Understands Democracy Anymore

A wave of recent books warning about a ‘crisis of democracy’ reveals that even our experts are confused about how democracies actually work

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As New York Once Again Targets Religious Schools, a History Lesson in Communal Resistance

Eighty years ago, the state tried to take over religious education. What happened next still serves as a blueprint for concerned parents and educators.

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At the Top of Jewish Organizational Life, a Collective Changing of the Guards

What the appointments of young, new executives mean for some of our oldest communal groups

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Japan’s Cynical Romantics, Precursors to the Alt-Right

Long before Pepe the Frog endorsed Trump, Japanese internet users created a new, ‘very online’ far-right political style. But why did it reappear decades later in the U.S.?

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A Prayer at Wounded Knee

The tragedy of the Lakota, an indigenous people crushed and deprived of land and liberty, unable even to grieve their own tragedy, was once the Jewish story, too

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Who Killed the Peace Process?

The Trump administration wants to finally secure an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, but the two sides are still blaming each other for the last time the talks collapsed

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A Sharpton Fan Before It Was Cool

Bill de Blasio has been kissing Al Sharpton’s ring for years. What has he known that the rest of us are only now learning?

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Ilhan Omar’s Guide to Israel

The controversial congresswoman is headed to the Holy Land. Here’s an itinerary that will help her see a few things that might change her heart and her mind.

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Forget the Squad, Politicians Like Chellie Pingree Represent the Real Threat to Israel 

How the congresswoman from Maine, who’s never shown any interest in the Middle East, turned against Israel

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Is Elaine Luria the Democratic Party’s Next Great Jewish Hope? 

She captained ships in the Navy, made a fortune on mermaids, and was elected to Congress. Then she met Ilhan Omar.

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The Last Great Hope of the Israeli Left

A new Labor Party ticket led by two Mizrahi candidates wants to steal votes from the right with appeals to Israel’s working class, but if it fails it could kill the left’s chances for good

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As Jerusalem’s Film Festival Kicks Off, So Does a New Round in Israel’s Culture Wars

Artists and politicians clash anew over age-old questions: Should the government help pay for art? And if so, does it get to pick and choose favorites?

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Democrats Are Turning Immigration Into a Moral Ultimatum    

Why have attitudes on immigration gotten so much more radical in recent years? Hint: It’s not just Trump.

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Leave Mariano Rivera Alone

It turns out American journalism’s bias against Israel wasn’t an isolated tic. It was the first step in a decline of how everything is covered.

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The High Priest of Heterodoxy

Jonathan Haidt’s early work attempted to explain the origins of our political differences. His new Heterodox Academy is looking for ways to move past them.

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Teaching High School Students to Demonize Israel

As a wave of anti-Israel hate spreads from elite college campuses to public high schools, some Massachusetts parents wanted to fight back. But they were not joined by the major Jewish organizations. What happened in Newton?

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Requiem for a Yeshiva Basketball Player

Nearly two decades after their prime, a group of former athletes take on younger players and their own illustrious past

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Everybody Knows

As the leading targets of hate crimes, Jews are routinely being attacked in the streets of New York City. So why is no one acting like it’s a big deal?

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My Kind Heaven

How a visit from my dead mother led me to the Lubavitcher Rebbe and showed me the way to heal our world

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Portlandization: It Can Happen to a Place Near You

When the crazies took over the city I loved, I knew it was time to get out

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After Ethiopian Israeli Is Killed by Police, Protesters Face a Few Inconvenient Truths 

Those accusing the Jewish state of systemic racism have little to say about the orchestrated and massively successful efforts of the past decade

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How to Talk About Israel and Palestine

Don’t try to save the people on either side of the conflict. Just listen to them.

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