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Loving the Limelight: A member of the Westboro Baptist Church protests at 42nd Street and Second Avenue in Manhattan.

How To Handle Hate: Jews Debate Response to the Westboro Road Show

Wearing a T-shirt that proclaimed “God Hates Fags” and waving a quartet of antisemitic signs on the busy street corner, Shirley Phelps-Roper was getting exactly what she wanted: attention.

A Life of Resistance: Marek Edelman, 90, Last Ghetto Uprising Commander

Marek Edelman, the last surviving commander of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, was the fighter who stayed behind.

Ruth Brin, 88, Whose Prayers and Poetry Grace Siddurim

Ruth Brin, a Jewish scholar and author of 13 books, died September 30 of a heart attack. She was 88.

Activists Skeptical About Diplomacy With Iran

Reports on progress made in recent diplomatic talks with Iran have left some Jewish activists playing a kind of Greek chorus, expressing skepticism on the sidelines while not interrupting the ongoing drama.

Rioting Erupts in Jerusalem

Tensions between Israelis and Arabs simmered as Arab rioters clashed with Israeli police and Palestinian leaders accused Israel of trying to “Judaize” Jerusalem.