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Israel at 70: How 1948 changed American Jews

Israel at 70: How 1948 changed American Jews

American Jews largely supported Zionism when Israel declared independence in 1948. In the subsequent years, they got used to having a Jewish country across the ocean.

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Opinion

Opinion

Israel at 70: How Israelis like me relate to a country that’s an ocean away

New York man, 70, moves to Israel on his shared birthday with the Jewish state

Opinion

Opinion

Israel at 70: Israeli and Diaspora Jews are siblings living in very different homes

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United States

Tamika Mallory

Women’s March leader Tamika Mallory attacks Starbucks for including ADL in bias trainings

The coffee giant said Tuesday that it had solicited the Anti-Defamation League's help after the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia outlet drew national outrage.

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Life & Culture

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is giving a master class in identifying anti-Semitism and it’s magical

"Perhaps some of us non-Jews should start shouldering the burden,"the Harry Potter author said on Twitter.

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Israel & Middle East

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Watch

Israel at 70: How a Romanian Jewish teen became a lone soldier in Israel’s fight for independence

Mordechai Schachter arrived in prestate Israel less than two months before the country declared its independence.

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From 70 Faces Media

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World

Nazi SS veterans hold an annual march in Latvia. Here’s how one woman is fighting back.

A non-Jewish Holocaust education professional started a grassroots commemoration for murdered Jews.

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