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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 Jews have been long since been replaced by African newcomers, but two synagogues remain.Read More


How ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Shattered My Dreams

By Leida Snow

Leida Snow auditioned for the original ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ on Broadway. What happened next forever changed how she thought about musicals — and Judaism.Read More


Jack the Ripper, One of Us? No, Thanks.

By Lenny Picker

You might have heard about Aaron Kosminski, a Polish Jew suspected of being the notorious 19th-century serial killer. But there’s much more to the story of the Ripper.Read More


6 Suspects in Jack the Ripper Case

By Lenny Picker

From Lewis Carroll to Vincent Van Gogh, the six most outrageous Jack the Ripper suspects.Read More


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