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Ukraine’s anti-Semitism: Real and not new

by Peter Marcus

2 days ago

A twisted Star of David at Beis-Chabad in Ukraine in 2009. Photo © Peter Marcus

View more photos from Zhitomir, Ukraine below the article.

Over the last few days there have been disturbing reports out of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, of leaflets being handed out by... read full article

  • Obamacare will be Obama’s second big takeaway

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    2 days ago

    We tend to use shorthand to talk about our presidents. Lincoln saved the Union and freed the slaves. Kennedy committed us to the moon landing and built the Peace Corps. FDR ended the Depression, created Social Security and won World War II.  

    It’s hard to know in the middle of a...

  • Did the Exodus happen?

    By Dennis Prager

    3 days ago

    With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus. Specifically, did the Exodus happen?

    My friend Rabbi David Wolpe announced some years ago that it didn’t matter whether the Exodus occurred. In his words, writing three years...

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  • Raising the Jewish slacker

    by Abigail Shrier

    4 days ago

    “The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America,” a book published earlier this year, has garnered a lot of attention. “Tiger Mom” Amy Chua and her Jewish husband, Jed Rubenfeld, argue that three cultural traits account for the...

  • Op-Ed: A miracle in Uganda

    by Gershom Sizomu

    1 week ago

    As we celebrate Passover, it is important to remember that as great as the miracle of the Exodus was, freedom was only the beginning. I know this from reading the Torah, but I also know from personal experience.

    I was born in Uganda to Jewish parents at a time when it was illegal...

  • The four lessons of the Boston Marathon bombing

    by Oren Segal

    1 week ago

    It’s unusual, but one of the most crucial findings in a recently released inspector general’s report about the Boston Marathon Bombing actually focused on something that did not take place.         

    To be released on April 15, the first anniversary of the deadly events in Boston...

  • Passover: Touching Liberation

    By David Suissa

    1 week ago

    As we were developing the cover story for this year’s Passover issue —“Are we e-slaves?”— I couldn’t help thinking about a little girl in Israel, Amit, who suffers from a neurodevelopmental disorder called Rett syndrome.

    According to academic literature, Rett syndrome is...

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