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Free Speech, Libel Tourism and the Little Sabra Who Could

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How a feisty Israeli-American scholar faced down a Saudi billionaire banker and an arrogant British judge—and strengthened free speech rights in the process. by Judith Platt I first heard of Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld in the spring of 2005. A New York-based, Israeli-born American expert on terrorism and economic warfare, Ehrenfeld had published a meticulously researched book the previous year called ... Read More »

Inside The Israel-Turkey Deal

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We spoke with Dan Arbell, nonresident senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, about the future of the Israel-Turkey relationship. Read More »

As Survivors Die, Care Costs Rise

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by Thomas Siurkus On June 7th the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution urging the German government to “reaffirm its commitment” to Holocaust survivors in their final years, and “address the unique health and welfare needs of vulnerable Holocaust victims, including home care and other medically prescribed needs.” “Germany needs to show its leadership and do the right ... Read More »

2016 Guide To Cultural Arts

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"The Guide is an excellent representation of contemporary Jewish Cultural Arts to be celebrated throughout the entire Jewish community and beyond." —James Goldman, Park Avenue Synagogue, NY. Read More »

Opinion // The Right to Feel Secure

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"Israel’s new defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, has promised the Israeli public that he, together with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, will make Israel stronger and more secure. I have never felt less secure." Read More »

Louise Lawrence Israëls’ Story: “Being Free Means Eating Cookies”

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"My name is Louise Lawrence Israëls and I am a survivor of the Holocaust." Read More »

Interview: The “New Jews” of Latin America

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Journalist Graciela Mochkofsky discusses her account of unlikely faith in a drug violence-riddled Colombian city. Read More »

An Ancient Community Gets a Young Leader

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The new rabbi of Athens discusses the future of Greek Jewry. Read More »

Nesse Godin’s Story: “Don’t Let Us Be Forgotten”

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Today, Jewish communities around the world are commemorating Yom HaShoah, the international Holocaust memorial day. Thomas Siurkus, a volunteer from the German peace organization Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP), spoke with several Holocaust survivors to take their testimonies. Lithuanian survivor Nesse Godin’s testimony begins a series of first-person narrations of Holocaust survivors. *** My name is Nesse Godin, and ... Read More »

The Rise of the Vegan Seder

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Will beets, avocados, wild rice or mushrooms make an appearance on your Seder plate this Passover? Read More »