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Jewish History's Lesson for Handling Ebola

By Joshua Teplitsky

The sharp debates surrounding Ebola are not new. Joshua Teplitsky explains the lesson that a 400-year-old episode in Jewish history holds for today’s crisis.Read More


How Barack Obama Refuses To Learn From the Past

By J.J. Goldberg

Barack Obama thought he could keep America out of Iraq and end Washington gridlock for good. Boy, was he wrong on both counts, writes J.J. Goldberg.Read More


How 'Klinghoffer' Stereotypes Both Sides

By Jay Michaelson

‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is anti-Israel — and anti-Palestinian, Jay Michaelson writes. The opera traffics in offensive caricatures that do a disservice to both sides.Read More


Why AIPAC Is Anti-Israel

By Jay Michaelson

The right often claims dovish groups don’t have Israel’s interests at heart. Jay Michaelson thinks it’s time to turn that logic around.Read More


Why Jews Will Vote Democrat Again

By Anne Roiphe

With midterm elections coming up, Jews will likely vote Democratic again in disproportionate numbers. Anne Roiphe explores the reasons for this phenomenon.Read More


The Raw Honesty of Klinghoffer

By Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman went to see “The Death of Kinghoffer” on opening night and found herself transfixed by the opera’s emotional power.Read More


Kiss Those Nobels Goodbye

By Noah Efron

There were no science Nobel Prizes for Jews this year. Noah Efron thinks this indicates that Jews don’t gravitate toward the test tube anymore.Read More


Clothes Help Make Us — From the Fig Leaf to Ralph Lauren

By Elissa Strauss

Clothing shapes our identity in ways that can be hard to express, writes Elissa Strauss. Still, even a glance at Jewish history makes clear the importance of what we wear.Read More


Bibi Tries and Fails To Bypass the Palestinians

By J.J. Goldberg

Benjamin Netanyahu has been talking about a new coalition with Arab states. But J.J. Goldberg reminds us that there’s an issue closer to home that’s not going away: the Palestinians.Read More


A French Jew Gazes Longingly Back at Vichy

By Robert Zaretsky

A new French best-seller puts the puppet Vichy regime on a shameful pedestal. Robert Zaretsky unpacks the historic distortion, written by a Jewish author.Read More


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