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Can Ex-Orthodox Be Sold on Modern Orthodoxy?

By Kelsey Osgood

Can those who left ultra-Orthodoxy be convinced to join Modern Orthodoxy instead of leaving the faith altogether? ‘Jew in the City’ blogger Allison Josephs wants to give it a try.Read More

Show Me Your Yarmulke

By Frimet Goldberger

You can tell a lot about a Jewish male by the type of yarmulke that he wears. Here’s our guide to the astounding variety of skullcaps, and what they mean.Read More

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

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