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Will Renewed Terror Stifle Jerusalem's Secular Renaissance?

By Naomi Zeveloff

Jerusalem has gotten a cultural makeover in recent years. But with the return of terrorist violence to the area, some worry the hard-won revival will fade away.Read More


As Chabad Gathers, South Dakota Is Only State Missing

By Gabrielle Birkner

Some 4,200 Chabad rabbis from more than 80 countries are gathering this weekend in New York for the annual conference of Chabad-Lubavitch emissaries.Read More


Poland Museum Only Tip of Cultural Revival Iceberg

By Ruth Ellen Gruber

Interest in Jewish culture is mushrooming in Poland, especially among non-Jews. In many ways, the much-heralded POLIN museum is just high-profile tip of a very big iceberg.Read More


Wellesley Fires Hillel Leaders Even as Anti-Israel Activism Rises

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen

Jewish students at Wellesley College say they are struggling with an uptick in anti-Israel activity. So why did the elite school abruptly fire its Hillel leadership?Read More


Princeton Jewish Community Split Over Hillel Stand on Divestment

By Spencer Parts

Princeton’s Hillel moved quickly to oppose what leaders called an anti-Israel petition. But it ended up stirring a hornet’s nest of debate about its own role at the Ivy League school.Read More


4 Synagogue Terror Victims Were All Neighbors in Jerusalem's Har Nof

By Ben Sales

They all lived on the same street. They had all moved there from abroad. They were all rabbis. They all prayed at the same synagogue.Read More


How Moshe Twersky's Family Tree Melds Hasidic and Modern Orthodox Worlds

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Moshe Twersky’s death in the bloody Jerusalem terror attack stunned the world. His remarkable family tree unites a revered Hasidic sect with the founder of Modern Orthodoxy.Read More


Bloody Synagogue Attack Shatters Calm in Tranquil West Jerusalem

By Naomi Zeveloff

Four Jews were killed as they prayed in a tranquil Jerusalem neighborhood far from the volatile Green Line. Does the attack signal a dangerous new stage in the violence?Read More


Inside the FBI's Shameful Battle To Shield Nazis

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

What happened when Nazi-hunters at the Justice Department tracked down a wartime propagandist who somehow obtained U.S. citizenship? The FBI stymied their probe.Read More


Of Olives, Politics and Palestinians

By Naomi Zeveloff

There’s a Palestinian saying that good friends are like the oil in the olive — inseparable unless they’re squeezed. Well, this is the season Fawzi Mohammad feels the squeeze.Read More


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