Gaza War Diary: Silence, Then the Bombs Go Off

What’s it like to be an ordinary Palestinian in Gaza right now? Walid Abuzaid provides a personal glimpse of life under fire — with all its surprises and contradictions.

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When ‘Anti-Israel’ Looks Like ‘Anti-Semitism’

As anti-Israel protests devolve into anti-Semitism, Diaspora Jews see their worst fears confirmed. But Sigal Samuel says we ourselves encourage the world to conflate us with Israel.

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Solitude and Quiet Will Not Cure You

We are told to value idleness and isolation, even boredom, but Elissa Strauss wonders if this is really our problem as a society. Maybe we just need to learn how to engage with one another.

The Gaza War Through Ultra-Orthodox Eyes

Most Israelis blame Hamas for the current war in Gaza. But in the Orthodox community, the true cause of Israel’s troubles is seen as something else: sin.

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Israel's Conflict Has a Past — and a Future

Lost in all the discussions of the Gaza war is any sense of how we got here. Understanding this past, argues Dahlia Scheindlin, is critical to preventing a return to a tragic cycle.

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