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An End to the Bagel Wars?

AN END TO THE BAGEL WARS?

About the minor things in life-politics, say, or religion-I try to be reasonable and accommodating. But when it comes to life's profundities,...

Nationalism Is Dead. Long Live Nationalism

NATIONALISM IS DEAD. LONG LIVE NATIONALISM

Nationalism got a bad name after the First World War, and a worse one after the Second. Yoram Hazony now offers a defense of the concept...

 
 
 
A Jewish 'Hogwarts' in the Land of Shtetls

A JEWISH 'HOGWARTS' IN THE LAND OF SHTETLS

People tend to look at me quizzically when I tell them about my travels to Central and Eastern Europe. I've got a strong Jewish identity...

Haika Grossman Remembers the Bialystok Ghetto Uprising

HAIKA GROSSMAN REMEMBERS THE BIALYSTOK GHETTO UPRISING

The most heroic chapter in the dark history of the annihilation of European Jewry was written by teenagers with guns. Brave beyond...

 
 
 
17 Fun Facts About the Bowery

17 FUN FACTS ABOUT THE BOWERY

Its name is synonymous with bars, bums, punk rock, and general dissolution. Now it's the subject of a new biography: Devil's Mile:...

They Warned Her Not to Write About Anti-Semitism

THEY WARNED HER NOT TO WRITE ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM

I was preparing to teach the 1947 novel, Gentleman's Agreement , to my students at the University of Florida, where I hold a chair...

 
 
 
Paul Manafort, Creature of "The Swamp"

PAUL MANAFORT, CREATURE OF "THE SWAMP"

Government prosecutors rested their case yesterday in the high profile tax and bank fraud trial of former Trump Presidential campaign...

Lullabies and Blood Libels

LULLABIES AND BLOOD LIBELS

A riddle for the ages: If no Jews are involved in the commission of a criminal act, can it still be called a Jewish crime? Here's one...

 
 
 
Why Israel Needs the Nation State Law

WHY ISRAEL NEEDS THE NATION STATE LAW

Why did Israel need to pass the nation state law? It's a question worth pondering now that the shrieking accusations of its loudest...

Rav Kook's Pre-Zionist Spiritual Diary

RAV KOOK'S PRE-ZIONIST SPIRITUAL DIARY

One of the features distinguishing Rav Kook's corpus from that of most every other major Jewish thinker is his recourse to the genre...

 
 
 
Learning Ancient Lessons About City Life on a Rural Retreat

LEARNING ANCIENT LESSONS ABOUT CITY LIFE ON A RURAL RETREAT

In June, 170 people, ranging in age from infants to grandparents, assembled on a 220-acre patch of private land 10 miles northwest...

 An Israeli Ambassador Makes History in the Caribbean

 AN ISRAELI AMBASSADOR MAKES HISTORY IN THE CARIBBEAN

When I touched down in St Thomas last month, I became the first Israeli representative to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, and therefore...

 
 
 
Last-Minute Threat Cancels Nobel Laureate Speech in Odessa

LAST-MINUTE THREAT CANCELS NOBEL LAUREATE SPEECH IN ODESSA

A long awaited reading and public appearance in Odessa by Belarusian Svetlana Alexeivich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature,...

Judaism and the Art of Bicycle Riding

JUDAISM AND THE ART OF BICYCLE RIDING

I never planned to mountain bike with my rabbi. Nor did I expect that our 74-year-old Native American guide would, while coaching us-or...

 
 
 
For Jill Kargman, a Surgery Unexpectedly Collides With Unfathomable Hate-and Brings About a Moment of Clarity

FOR JILL KARGMAN, A SURGERY UNEXPECTEDLY COLLIDES WITH UNFATHOMABLE HATE-AND BRINGS ABOUT A MOMENT OF CLARITY

The drains from my double mastectomy were flowing with a heinous Hawaiian Punch-esque blood-and-body-fluid combo, and I was in tremendous...

Israel's Top Military Strategist Talks War and Peace

ISRAEL'S TOP MILITARY STRATEGIST TALKS WAR AND PEACE

A retired general and former national security adviser in nearly every Middle Eastern state would live in paranoia and luxury, with...

 
 
 
At an Interfaith Wedding, Some of Us Skip the Chuppah

AT AN INTERFAITH WEDDING, SOME OF US SKIP THE CHUPPAH

When friends heard that our daughter was marrying a non-Jew, some of them assumed that she would include some Jewish traditions in...

A Torah's Journey From New York to Madrid

A TORAH'S JOURNEY FROM NEW YORK TO MADRID

For Yael Cobano, president of the Comunidad Judía Reformista de Madrid , or Reform Jewish Community of Madrid, the FedEx delivery she...

 
 
 
Anti-Semitism Jumps Off the Screen in Elia Kazan's "Gentleman's Agreement"

ANTI-SEMITISM JUMPS OFF THE SCREEN IN ELIA KAZAN'S "GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT"

One of the most nuanced conversations about post-war American anti-Semitism came in the form of a film. In 1947 Elia Kazan released...

Iron Crosses, KKK hoods, and Other Troubling Trinkets

IRON CROSSES, KKK HOODS, AND OTHER TROUBLING TRINKETS

Unorthodox , the world's leading Jewish podcast, takes questions from its listeners about all aspects of Jewish life, from the religiously...

 
 
 



AT&T sued by cryptocurrency investor who was ripped off in "SIM swap fraud"

AT&T sued by cryptocurrency investor who was ripped off in "SIM swap fraud"

A few days ago, we told you how a nine-member gang stole hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and cryptocurrencies by employing the ol' SIM swap routine. This is... Read more ...

Google Play Store now allows users to set app download preferences

Google Play Store now allows users to set app download preferences

Downloading apps from the Google Play Store can play havoc with your monthly data cap. So if you head over to the settings on the Google Play Store, you'll see a listing for... Read more ...

Diablo 3 set to drag the Nintendo Switch to Hell this year

Diablo 3 set to drag the Nintendo Switch to Hell this year

Although the news wasn't quite meant to surface yet, a premature Forbes post has confirmed that Diablo 3 will be landing on Nintendo Switch before the year is out. The 2018... Read more ...

SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Diablo III', ‘Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate'...

SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Diablo III', ‘Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate' Demo, and A ‘Mighty' Game of the Day

Welcome to your SwitchArcade Roundup for August 15th, 2018! We're halfway through the week, so it's all downhill after this. As usual, I'm Phil here with your latest... Read more ...

Review: iOttie's iON wireless chargers are versatile options that can charge...

Review: iOttie's iON wireless chargers are versatile options that can charge more than just your iPhone

Wireless chargers are a dime a dozen nowadays, with a slew of companies attempting to hop on the bandwagon now that Apple has rolled out Qi support to its latest iPhone models... Read more ...

Researchers develop AI that can re-create real-world lighting and reflections

Researchers develop AI that can re-create real-world lighting and reflections

Ever shop online for carpet or fabric and wish you could tell what it looks like in real life? Thanks to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Computer... Read more ...

Google publishes its political ad database, detailing spending in U.S...

Google publishes its political ad database, detailing spending in U.S. federal elections

Google today published its political ad database, joining Facebook and Twitter in offering more disclosure around online ad spending after all three were prompted to do so by... Read more ...

Has your battery life been worse on Android 9 Pie?

Has your battery life been worse on Android 9 Pie?

Android Pie started rolling out to Pixel owners and the Essential Phone last week, and in the days since there's been a lot of feedback floating around from users, including... Read more ...

9 things you'll love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

9 things you'll love about the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was officially unveiled last week. The phone may look really similar to last year's Note 8, but Samsung has packed it with with a ton of new features... Read more ...

Niantic announces the next three Community Days for Pokemon GO

Niantic announces the next three Community Days for Pokemon GO

Once a month, game developer Niantic holds a Community Day for Pokemon GO players. On that day, a fairly uncommon Pokemon becomes more common for a few hours. Today, Niantic... Read more ...