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How a Year in Auschwitz Helped Me Grow

By Emily Herlyn

Seventy years after the Nazi death camp was liberated, the Auschwitz Jewish Center is run by volunteers from across the world. Here’s one young German woman’s experience.Read More


How Igor Stravinsky Changed Our Lives

By Marianne Langner Zeitlin

Violinist Zvi Zeitlin died before he could write a memoir chapter about his time with Igor Stravinsky. Now, his widow picks up where he left off.Read More


How To Leave the Neo-Nazis in Two Easy Lessons — and One Hard One

By Yermi Brenner

There are an estimated 21,700 people with extreme right-wing views in Germany. Thanks to an organization called Exit, Steven Hartung is no longer one of them.Read More


How Germany Is Attempting To De-Radicalize Muslim Extremists

By Yermi Brenner

There has been a steep rise in people from Europe who travel abroad to fight for jihad. In Germany, a grassroots group is trying to change that.Read More


Ditch Your iPhone and Learn To Listen

By Anna Goldenberg

The intimate relationship many of us have with our phones only seems happy. Anna Goldenberg says it can be damaging —  but not for the reasons you might think.Read More


A Sea Change in Climate Policy

By Hody Nemes

With major decisions looming, Hody Nemes explains why 2015 promises to be a momentous year for climate change — and why Jews care so deeply about it.Read More


The Year Hitler Broke the Internet

By Anna Goldenberg

From Zara’s ‘Holocaust shirt’ to Nicki Minaj’s music video, 2014 saw an unsettling number of ‘Nazi moments.’ Has the Third Reich gone mainstream?Read More


What Would Uncle Trotsky Say?

By Tamara Micner

What do you do when you find out Leon Trotsky is a distant relative? You go to Wikipedia, natch. Then you reimagine your life as a Marxist revolutionary.Read More


Do You Want To Send a Snowman for Hanukkah?

By Lenore Skenazy

It’s not easy to pick a Jewishly appropriate holiday greeting card. Lenore Skenazy asks: Is it wrong to wish someone happy Hanukkah with a snowman?Read More


The End of Jew-hannesburg?

By Ryan Lenora Brown

Downtown Johannesburg has always been home to immigrants. Jews have been long since been replaced by African newcomers, but two synagogues remain.Read More


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