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Try telling this transgender nuclear engineer turned rabbi she wasn’t qualified to serve in the Navy

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Try telling this transgender nuclear engineer turned rabbi she wasn’t qualified to serve in the Navy

The president's call for a ban on transgender military personnel "devastated" Rona Matlow, a 20-year veteran of the Navy’s nuclear power program.

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Iconic Einstein ‘tongue’ photo brings $125,000 at auction

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Opinion

Jews once fought — and died — for voting rights. Here’s why some are still at it.

Larry David and Bernie Sanders are cousins, naturally

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United States

How volunteering becomes a way in for millennials distanced from the Jewish community

Repair the World NYC attracts young Jews who don’t necessarily feel drawn to the synagogue.

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Israel & Middle East

In apparent de-escalation, Abbas calls for return to prayer at Al-Aqsa mosque

Thousands attended the funeral of the three terrorists who killed two Israeli police.

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Documents Show Truman Demanded Israel Withdraw from Areas Taken During the War of Independence

Japanese Government Rejects Article Blaming Stock Market Trouble on Jews

Candy Workers Strike; Want Pay Checks Sweetened

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World

Israeli-owned Berlin bookstore closes amid accusations of pressure from left

An owner of the shop cited financial reasons in explaining the closure.

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From 70 Faces Media

Montreal vs. New York Bagels: What’s the Difference?

Dating While Ultra-Orthodox? Better Update Your Shidduch Resume.

I Gladly Adopted Judaism — But the Food Was Another Story

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Life & Culture

The summer that Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill took over mainstream comedy

"Knocked Up" and "Superbad," which came out just a few months apart from each other, had lasting effects on Hollywood comedy.

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