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Don't Be Shocked by Jewish Honor for Anti-Gay Pastor Charles Stanley

The Jewish National Fund is honoring Charles Stanley, an anti-gay pastor. Jay Michaelson says that’s not shocking given the growing alliance between pro-Israel and evangelical Christians.

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How Novel About Armenian Genocide Became Bestseller in Warsaw Ghetto

How did a novel set amid the Armenia genocide become a bestseller in the Warsaw ghetto? Edna S. Friedberg says ‘40 Days of Musa Dagh’ inspired resistance among Jews.

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Divergent Views of the Holocaust Form Root of Tension With Israel

The tension flaring between Israel and the United States is not new. Samuel G. Freedman writes the source is also the same: Two very different views of the Holocaust.

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Are American Jews Too Loyal — to the Democrats?

Tensions between the U.S. and Israel have boiled over before. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s different when a liberal Democrat is the one in the White House.

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America's Not '1984' Yet — So Why Can't I Refuse To Back Gay Marriage?

If Avi Shafran were a bakery owner, he would refuse to make a wedding cake for two grooms. He says the Constitution enshrines his right to do so, even if most Americans think otherwise.

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How France's Le Pen Family Feud Is Manna From Far Right Wing Heaven

France’s right wing leader Marine Le Pen hopes to remake the National Front’s extremist image. And she might just succeed — by using her infamous father as a fall guy.

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The Promise of Nuclear Deal With Iran — for Israel

The reaction to the Iran nuclear deal has been nothing less than hysterical. Despite some risks, Meir Javedanfar says the framework agreement actually enhances Israel’s security.

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How Bibi and Bush Made a Mess of the Middle East

It’s hard to understand the tangled web of chaos in the Middle East, writes J.J. Goldberg. Until you go back to two men whose misplaced obsession with Saddam Hussein created the mess.

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Be Careful What You Wish For in Indiana

Liberals slammed Indiana’s religious freedom law as backdoor bigotry. But Michael A. Helfand explains why its benefits far outweigh the risks.

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After Iran Deal, Time for Bibi To 'Reassess' Quixotic Fight

Barack Obama is trumpeting a deal with Iran that achieved more than most expected. Maybe it’s time for Benjamin Netanyahu to ask some searching questions — of himself.

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The Elusive Search for the Ideal Seder

Elissa Strauss always thought there was some ideal Seder that she could eventually attain. But this year she’s decided that that isn’t what the holiday is about.

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Between Obama and Netanyahu, It's Personal

As the rift between President Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu grows wider, J.J. Goldberg stops to ask how much is the result of policy differences and how much is simply personal.

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Walking While Jewish in Berlin

A.J. Goldmann walked through Berlin for ten hours with a yarmulke on his head looking to see if he would receive any anti-Semitic taunts. What he did find surprised him.

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The Seder Is a Mother

Even though it’s often men who lead the Seder in traditional Jewish families, Avi Shafran believes that the Seder itself is maternal in its quality and purpose.

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Who's Making the Matzo Balls?

Is Passover still women’s work? The first installment of our ‘Who Sets the Table?’ series is about to find out —  with a little help from you and your personal holiday stories.

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The Case Against 'Jews Only!'

A Jewish camp in Canada recently decided not to admit a non-Jew for the summer. Josh Lambert, a former camper himself, tells us why this was a bad decision.

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Revealing Israel's Nuclear Secrets

A little noticed 1987 report, declassified in February, has suddenly made explicit Israel’s nuclear program. Michael Karpin unpacks its implications.

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Making Day School Work for Working Parents

For the increasing number of dual-income working parents, the hours and demands of Jewish Day School is a challenge, writes Tamar Snyder. But she has an idea about how to change that.

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A Value Divide

The challenge confronting American Jews is much deeper and more painful than how to deal with Netanyahu, writes Michael Barnett. It’s how to contend with Israelis.

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The Value of Shutting Up and Listening

We live at a time that does not value teachers as bearers of special knowledge, writes Elissa Strauss. But we need to recapture that quality if we ever hope to connect with Jewish learning.

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