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With over 350 participants, Open Hillel’s first conference this weekend struck a nerve, Naomi Dann writes. The floodgates have opened and they aren’t shutting any time soon.


Why Fasting Is Good for Body and Soul

Michael Rosenbaum tells us why fasting brings us closer to God.

Introducing the Torah Party, My New Favorite Ritual

Judaism doesn’t have a ritual to celebrate someone who has chanted the entire Torah in synagogue. That’s why Abby Sosland invented the ‘Torah Party.’

Finding Hope in Images of Sarajevo

It’s hard to find hopeful signs of Muslim-Jewish coexistence these days. But Jane Eisner discovered one from an iconic symbol of conflict: Sarajevo.


Why Benjamin Netanyahu's Dream of Building Arab Alliances Doomed to Fail

Benjamin Netanyahu has been speaking lately about working with Arab states. Yossi Alpher writes Israel has tried the tactic before — and failed.

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