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For years I've kicked myself for failing to include Russell Freedman's Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain on my Best Jewish Children's Books list for... [Read More]
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I had chosen to work with Betty Prashker, who was Kate Millett's editor at Doubleday. After Kate read Women and Madness, she... [Read More]
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Earlier this week, I drove to pick up my children from Camp Settoga. There was really no reason for me to brave the tides of... [Read More]
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An interesting note appears in a number of recent stories about Rashida Tlaib's victory last week in the democratic primary for Michigan's 13th District. The... [Read More]
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Boris Johnson, the would-be Prime Minister recently found himself at the center of a debate on the niqab and burqa. That he should find himself... [Read More]
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Today more than 350 papers and counting join forces in a coordinated pushback against President Donald Trump. It started last week when The Boston Globe... [Read More]
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If America were only fighting a Thirty Years War we'd be past the halfway point. But markers of time, like measures of progress, are only... [Read More]
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The most heroic chapter in the dark history of the annihilation of European Jewry was written by teenagers with guns. Brave beyond imagination, starving, desperate,... [Read More]
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This week on Unorthodox, the producers take over while Mark, Liel, and Stephanie are off having summer fun. Shira, Noah, and Josh bring you three... [Read More]
About the minor things in life—politics, say, or religion—I try to be reasonable and accommodating. But when it comes to life's profundities, I stand determined... [Read More]
People tend to look at me quizzically when I tell them about my travels to Central and Eastern Europe. I've got a strong Jewish... [Read More]
Its name is synonymous with bars, bums, punk rock, and general dissolution. Now it's the subject of a new biography: Devil's Mile: The Rich, Gritty... [Read More]
The most heroic chapter in the dark history of the annihilation of European Jewry was written by teenagers with guns. Brave beyond imagination, starving, desperate,... [Read More]
Nationalism got a bad name after the First World War, and a worse one after the Second. Yoram Hazony now offers a defense of the... [Read More]
I was preparing to teach the 1947 novel Gentleman's Agreement to my students at the University of Florida, where I hold a chair in American Jewish culture.... [Read More]
Government prosecutors rested their case yesterday in the high profile tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump Presidential campaign Chief Paul Manafort. To an... [Read More]
  A riddle for the ages: If no Jews are involved in the commission of a criminal act, can it still be... [Read More]
Why did Israel need to pass the nation state law? It's a question worth pondering now that the shrieking accusations of its loudest bad faith critics have been dispelled. The... [Read More]
In June, 170 people, ranging in age from infants to grandparents, assembled on a 220-acre patch of private land 10 miles northwest of Carlton, Washington,... [Read More]
One of the features distinguishing Rav Kook's corpus from that of most every other major Jewish thinker is his recourse to the genre of the... [Read More]
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