Why aren’t more non-Muslim feminists decrying violence against women in Muslim-majority countries?
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Muslim > gay, black > female, and everybody > the Jews
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The Book of Esther doesn’t mention God. Robert Alter’s new translation shows that’s just one way the biblical text is unique.
Filmmaker Ori Gruder captures ultra-Orthodox observance of the holiday in his Israeli TV documentary, ‘A Freilichin Purim’
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The Sept. 11 attacks altered many people’s convictions. For ultra-Orthodox Jews, they reinforced a strongly held belief in divine authority.
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Rescue Me, ending a seven-year run on FX, was the best artistic engagement with Sept. 11, and with the wounds New York sustained that day
The American Jewish response to Sept. 11 interprets—but doesn’t explain—the anti-Semitism, trauma, and mourning that still linger after the attacks
PTSD expert Yuval Neria talks about cutting-edge and time-worn approaches to healing in the aftermath of trauma
Obama’s unsuccessful foreign policy in the Mideast is based not on idealism or realpolitik but anti-colonialism, a legacy of the collapse of the European empires
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Saul Dreier, 89, and Ruby Sosnowicz, 85, delight audiences across the country
Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!
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The Book of Esther doesn't mention God. Robert Alter's new translation shows that's just one way the biblical text is unique.
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