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- Feb 10 201715 minutes
The Queens of Trumplandia
Is putting Dad back in charge the "great" part of Trump's "again"?
- Sep 26 20161 minute
E.B. In Denial, out Sept. 30, the actor, 46, plays historian Deborah Lipstadt, who was sued for libel in 1996 for calling author David Irving a Holocaust denier; in the British legal system, the burden fell on her defense team to essentially prove t
- Dec 5 20167 minutes
Are Jews White?
Trump's election has reopened questions that have long seemed settled in America—including the acceptability of open discrimination against minority groups.
- Nov 29 20166 minutes
How Will Our Religions Handle the Discovery of Alien Life?
What would your priest, rabbi, or imam say if we discovered alien life?For the religious, knowing that life on Earth is not unique may demand radical new ways of thinking about ourselves: How special and sacred are we? Is Earth a privileged place? Do
- Nov 13 20161 minute
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hitler
A conversation with the author of Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum.
- Jun 13 201311 minutes
The Hidden God: One man’s path to knowing less about God.
David Friedman moved from Denver to the Israeli city of Safed in 1979 to live as a Haredi, or ultra Orthodox Jew. At 29, he and his wife Miriam already had four children. He enrolled at a yeshiva where he drew a salary to study Talmud. It seemed like
- Dec 7 201610 minutes
The Foreign Policy Milestones Of 2017
A look ahead to some of the major global anniversaries in the coming year
- Dec 4 20163 minutes
Is It Too Late To Save The Two-State Solution?
Secretary of State John Kerry thinks there’s still time—but the process is moving in the wrong direction.
- Jan 31 20173 minutes
Strangers In The Land Of The Free
Iranian Jews are a refugee community, and they see the ban as a tragedy for the country they now claim as their own.
- Sep 26 20161 minute
Barriers at the Borders
It’s not just Donald Trump who’s seeking to build a “big, beautiful wall.” The U.K. said Sept. 6 that it would fund a wall in the French port of Calais to keep out migrants, one of many in the works around the world.
- Dec 1 20163 minutes
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- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Shimon Peres Could Change. Can the Israelis and the Palestinians?
THE LIFETIME OF SHIMON PERES, who died on Sept. 28 at age 93, spanned the lifetime of the state of Israel. Born in what is now Belarus, his family moved to Tel Aviv more than a decade before Israel was founded in 1948. He lived on a kibbutz when thos
- Dec 19 20166 minutes
Divergence Grows in the America-Israel Relationship
JERUSALEM—Some international relationships, as White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest pronounced in July, transcend “any single personality.” Given the overtly tenuous chemistry between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjami
- Dec 12 20163 minutes
Does The Mensch Have Staying Power?
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- Feb 18 20174 minutes
The Long Arm of Marine Le Pen
Quebec is flirting with French-style secularism—and courting its risks.