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6 Things I Expect From the First Presidential Debate — and 1 Thing I Don’t

Jane Eisner outlines the issues that concern her the most as an American Jewish woman, and explains why they should concern all of us as well.

Palestinian Oktoberfest: a Primer on the West Bank’s Unique Beer Fest

Taybeh, a Christian village in the West Bank, celebrated its 11th Oktoberfest on the September 24 and 25. Here’s a primer on the West Bank beer festival.

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin Answers the Twitterverse with #AskRivlin Hashtag

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin engaged in a worldwide question and answer session on Twitter about politics, diplomacy and food with the #AskRivlin hashtag.

5 Jewish Things About the MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grants

Here’s a run-down of 5 Jewish things about the prestigious awards.

Did Shabbat Keep One Orthodox Business Safe From Chelsea Bombing?

Arriving at the King David Gallery two days after the blast, owner David Peretz returned to a broken storefront and damaged merchandise. Because the Orthodox Jew closes shop on Shabbat, however, all his workers were at home when the explosion happened.

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