What a Syrian Hanukkah Custom Can Teach Us About Refugees

Sephardic Jews with roots in Aleppo have a special Hanukkah ritual: On each night of the holiday, they light an extra flame. Franz Katzir explains why.


4 Mistakes To Avoid When Talking About Radical Islam

Shai Held says ‘radical Islam’ is every bit as real and dangerous as ‘radical Judaism’ — even though misguided liberals and reactionary conservatives both refuse to see that.


What Donald Trump Can Learn from Hanukkah

EDITORIAL: Donald Trump and others like him should study the holiday of Hanukkah — not for its cute tale about a jug of oil, but for its warnings about creating civil war.


Jews From Arab Lands Got Their Refugee Day — But Is It Zionist?

Of all days to commemorate the near-disappearance of Jewish communities in Arab countries, why choose November 30? Shayna Zamkanei argues that the date signifies a radical departure from the tenets of Zionism.


Does Hillary Clinton Have a Haim Saban Problem?

Haim Saban, one of Hillary Clinton’s top donors, may be aligned with the Democratic Party. But when it comes to Mideast politics, he’s far from a progressive.

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