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From Pot to Pirates, Meet the Parties That Definitely Won't Win Israel's Election

By Naomi Zeveloff

Israel has a pro-pot party, one for Orthodox women and even a Pirate Party. In all, 14 tiny parties are running. With virtually no chance of winning any seats, why do they bother?Read More


Should More Ashkenazi Jews Get Tested for Cancer-Causing BRCA Gene Mutations?

By Karen Iris Tucker

Should more Ashkenazi women get tested for the cancer-causing BRCA gene? Subsidized screenings are available for all — but doctors are divided on whether that’s the right approach.Read More


Liberals Aren't Alone in Growing Anger at Bibi — and Distrust of Israel

By Nathan Guttman

It’s not just liberals who are angry at Israel. Is moderate Sen. Tim Kaine’s decision to boycott Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech a sign of unease spreading toward the political center?Read More


How Fidel Castro Saved Cuba's Only Kosher Butcher

By Gerald Eskenazi (Haaretz)

Havana has a kosher butcher. And he’s survived decades of communism. It’s all thanks to a letter from none other than Fidel Castro.Read More


I Went to Israel To Ask Voters What They're Really Feeling. They're Confused.

By J.J. Goldberg

On the eve of Israel’s election, J.J. Goldberg explores the electoral and psychological landscape of Israel. He tells us what the main players are feeling — starting with desperation.Read More


Black Lawmakers Fume Over Bibi Speech — But Vow Ongoing Alliance With Jews

By Ron Kampeas

It was not the first time John Lewis had invoked the Jewish-black alliance that fought for equality during the civil rights era. But it was the first time that the Georgia congressman, a civil rights hero, invoked it to explain why he was skipping a speech by an Israeli prime minister.Read More


Jewish Congresswoman Pushes for Israel Regime Change After Bibi Speech to Congress

By Nathan Guttman

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky is not alone in being furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. But the Chicago liberal is the first to call for Israelis to vote him out of power.Read More


Why Alberto Nisman Is No Hero for Argentina — or the Jews

By Graciela Mochkofsky

Alberto Nisman planned to bare a cover-up involving Iran and Argentina’s president before his mysterious death. But the prosecutor’s case is falling apart before the nation’s eyes.Read More


Strange But True Tale of How Biggest Nazi Archive Wound Up in Colorado

By Uriel Heilman

The yellowing document is crumbling and fading, but the smooth signature on its cover is as legible as it is chilling: Rudolf Hess, the Nazi who served as a Hitler deputy from 1933 to 1941.Read More


For Jewish Activists, Selma Is the New Sinai

By Verna Gates

On Bloody Sunday, Jewish activists joined 70,000 people as they marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. For many, it was both a historic and a holy moment.Read More


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