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Spending a summer working on a farm got me in touch with nature—and Torah. Now I understand how the two are intertwined.
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Rudolf Hess’ prison food is being photographed for the first time.
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Victor Rodack dreamed of visiting Israel. In 1967, he found an unusual way to make his dream a reality.
Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews