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Eleven months of the year, traffic is slow at best at a Tel Aviv shofar store. But as the High Holidays draw near, it’s a madhouse.


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A group of Israeli reservists set off a firestorm when they refused to spy on Palestinians. Yossi Mellman explains why the public reacted so strongly to the scandal in an elite unit.


Polish Jews Split Over Exhuming Nazi Massacre Victims

In September 1941, a group of villagers wielding axes and other tools descended upon the homes of their Jewish neighbors and murdered every last one, according to testimonies gathered by Holocaust scholars.


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The MacArthur Foundation announced the list of 2014 MacArthur Fellows on Tuesday, and two Jews made the list.

Are Ultra-Orthodox Turning Away From Vaccination?

An ultra-Orthodox rabbi was roundly criticized for questioning the value of vaccinations for children. But some say more and more in the community are shunning the practice.

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