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Culture & Civilization

transgender

Last year, students at Brandeis produced what I was sure would be a long-reigning champion in the “you can’t make this stuff up” department. Brandeis’s...
Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen gave us almost as many books of poetry as he did albums of song. A decade ago, he wrote The Book of Longing,...
Western Wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn’t win himself many friends among American Jews this week when he denounced the Reform and Conservative movements for trying...
solar eclipse

Regardless of who is elected to the presidency next month, he or she won’t be able to screw up one of the great events of...
Judaism

Once in a great while, Peter Beinart writes an article I actually agree with. It happens whenever he takes a break from Israel-bashing to write...
Israel

On September 22, in an interview at the Hudson Institute’s dinner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave an extraordinary answer to a “personal question” from...
Proxima centauri

To take a brief break from the horrible politics of 2016, a new planet has swum into our ken. What’s more it’s earth like—i.e. rocky, not...
Olympics

The Olympics provide the media with an endless number of feel-good stories. Whether it concerns a dominant athlete in her prime, like swimmer Katie Ledecky,...
information warfare

Happy Independence Day! Do you know what Americans are celebrating on the Fourth of July? What happened in the summer of 1776? The answer is...
Holocaust

A team of archaeologists announced this week that they had found an escape tunnel dug by Jews at Ponar, a site of mass murder in...
Western Wall

When Jewish Agency chair Natan Sharansky came up with a compromise solution for egalitarian prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall three years ago, non-Orthodox Jewry rejoiced....
odor

In February, the New York Times ran a feature highlighting successful efforts to integrate Muslim immigrants into Canadian society. The thinly-disguised editorial agenda of the...