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Daphne Merkin Reports From the Front Lines of Depression

Some voids can never be truly filled. That’s one of the hard lessons Daphne Merkin teachers in “This Close to Happy,” a memoir of depression.

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David Mamet Finds God, Still Searches For Inspiration

David Mamet’s “The Penitent” is a provocative and spiritual tale of a psychiatrist and a mass shooter. But is it any good? Well…

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Israel Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire Makes Anti-Gay ‘Joke’ — Days After Tolerance Award

Amar’e Stoudemire won Israel’s Martin Luther King, Jr. award for philanthropy and then said he would “shower across the street” if he had a gay teammate.

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Israeli Soldier Appeals Sentence For Killing Helpless Palestinian

An Israeli soldier who was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for killing a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant appealed on Wednesday against a ma...

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Keith Ellison Demands Hate Crime Probe Of Cemetery Desecrations

— Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to investigate the recent desecratio...

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Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones Reveres Trump Like Hitler — Trashes Statue Of Liberty

The German news outlet Der Spiegel warns: “The times have changed in America.”

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Natan Sharansky Blames American Anti-Semitism On Right — And Left

Natan Sharanksy, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, condemned anti-Semitism perpetrated by the right in the United States, linking it to anti-Zionism...

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Florida Muslim Students Send Flowers To Targeted Jewish Groups

— The Muslim Student Associations of Florida State and Florida A&M universities delivered bouquets of flowers to campus Jewish organizations and local synagogues. The flowers and the accompanying notes were meant to show solidarity at a time when both the Muslim and Jewish communities are under attack. The flowers were delivered to the Chabad and…

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Spain Scraps Language Test For Jewish Law Of Return

— Spanish authorities dispensed with language and culture tests for elderly applicants for citizenship under the country’s law of return for Sephardi Jews. The ...

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University Of Texas Hillel Vandalized

— The University of Texas and Austin Police are working to determine whether an incident of vandalism at the campus Hillel was specifically targeting the Jewish...

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As Threats Mount, JCC’s Stockpile Blankets, Diapers — And Resilience

— Growing up in a small town in Georgia, Harriet Shirley may have had more exposure to Jews and anti-Semitism than the rest of her fellow Christians. She had Je...

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Holocaust Scholar Threatened With Deportation Asks ‘Is The United States Still The United States?’

After what he described as a “random check” by Customs and Border Protection, Rousso was detained at the airport for 10 hours and threatened with deportation. ...

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