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Ray Charles in Israel

When the ‘Genius of Soul’ sang ‘Hava Nagila’ with David Ben-Gurion

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Israeli Apartheid Week on a South African Campus

A dispatch from the front lines of the racially charged, vocal, violent, identitarian, anti-Zionist, anti-oppression, anti-Semitic, cultural touchstone battles over Jews, Israel, and the future of ethno-nationalist states

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Between Two Promised Lands

In his new book, ‘We Stand Divided,’ Daniel Gordis examines the deep roots of the growing rift between American and Israeli Jews

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How the Jews Ruined Anti-Semitism

Why Jewish self-determination is inconvenient to the aims of hate

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Should American Jews Speak Hebrew?

Israeli Jews and diaspora Jews: one people divided by a common tongue

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The Jewish People’s School of Montreal

A memoir of one of North America’s first and most enduring day schools, and where those kids ended up

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My Father’s House

Showcase of a Zionist dream

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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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Justice Wecht Breaks Judicial Silence on Anti-Semitism

A sitting American justice from the state of the Pittsburgh massacre speaks out on First Amendment rights, Christchurch, and the dangers of a pivotal moment in our history

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The Left’s Favorite Dirty Word

In her new book, ‘The Lion’s Den,’ Susie Linfield examines the historical antecedents to the left’s Jewish problem

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A Lesser Wife

In an excerpt from Ayelet Tsabari’s memoir, ‘The Art of Leaving,’ how a Yemeni grandmother found freedom in Israel, but failed to pass on the immigrant’s new rootedness to her daughters

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Reinhold Niebuhr’s Zionism

The philo-Semitism of an influential American pastor who inspired Martin Luther King Jr., and the role of civil rights in the Jewish cause for nationhood

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Beyond the Zionist Nation-State

A new book asks if the early Eastern European proponents of nationhood saw the future Jewish territorial unit in Palestine as a province within a multinational empire

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Zionism, Pan-Africanism, and White Nationalism

What we learn about Israel’s ethnocentrism by looking at groups inspired by Zionism

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Dying a Zionist After Refusing a Zionist Prize

A last interview with Haim Gouri

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Anti-Zionism Has No Place in the Progressive Movement

Campus Week: A guide for Jewish students and their elders

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 5: Occupy Zionism

Today, for our ongoing series of influential Zionist texts, a double billing from modern Israel: Stav Shaffir’s political activism and Yedidia Stern’s balance of competing identities

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 3

For every day of Sukkot, we’re publishing a text by a different Zionist writer. Today it’s the French-Algerian author, Shmuel Trigano, on the illusions of post-Zionism

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 2

For every day of Sukkot, we’re publishing a text by a different Zionist pioneer. Today, a seminal figure in Hebrew literature: Joseph Hayyim Brenner

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Welcoming Zionist Ideas Into the Sukkah, Day 1

For every day of Sukkot, we’ll provide a text by a different Zionist pioneer. Today’s excerpt comes from Berl Katzenelson’s ‘Revolution and Tradition’

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The Amazing Return of the Yabloner Rebbe

An astonishing true story of a man’s encounter with fate

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Who Is Julia Salazar?

The complex personal history and views of an increasingly competitive New York state Senate candidate for Brooklyn

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L’Honneur d’Israël

Full text of a speech delivered before the Academic College of Netanya, June 18, 2018, upon receiving an Honoris Causa doctorate

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The End of Human Rights

‘Rooted Cosmpolitans’ traces how the fight over human rights remains a struggle over Jewish identity and destiny

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Social Justice and the Future of Judaism

In ‘To Heal the World?,’ his critique of the modern Jewish left, Jonathan Neumann is not just wrong. He’s also way out of his league.

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70 Reasons to Celebrate Israel

A love letter in 70 lines

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Gangsters for Zion

Yom Ha’atzmaut: How Jewish mobsters helped Israel gain its independence

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‘Black Panther’ is a Great Zionist Movie

A hopeful view of a shared future for a group of people who underwent displacement and persecution over generations? Sounds familiar.

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A Shared Debt: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem

How Eichmann in Jerusalem led the thinkers into a principled disagreement over Zionism and universalism that ultimately broke their quarter-century bond

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