Why Is Chabad Helping Christian Extremists?

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Blame Mahmoud Abbas for Violence? But He's 'Mr. Irrelevant'

Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to blame the wave of Palestinian unrest on Mahmoud Abbas. J.J. Goldberg finds three big flaws in the accusation, starting with the concept that someone so deeply unpopular could inspire a mass uprising.

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Let's Keep Judaism Boring!

Clergy and directors of non-Orthodox synagogues across the country are trying to find ways to make synagogue less boring. But boredom is good, writes Elissa Strauss, and we should fight to keep our houses of worship bastions of boredom.

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Does Gleaming Palestinian City on Hill Offer Hope Amid Violence?

Could a brand new planned city offer a different path forward for the nascent Palestinian middle class? When Seth Frantzman first visited Rawabi, he doubted whether it would even be completed. Now he sees the West Bank city as a glimmer of hope for the future.

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Why Benjamin Netanyahu's Defense of Hitler Is So Wrong — and Matters So Much

What should we make of Benjamin Netanyahu’s bizarre effort to blame Muslims for the Holocaust? J.J. Goldberg explains why Bibi’s history is wrong — and how it’s meant to demonize the Palestinians.

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