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‘Indignation’ brings Philip Roth’s novel about anti-Semitism to the big screen

‘Indignation’ brings Philip Roth’s novel about anti-Semitism to the big screen

James Schamus’ adaptation traces the effects of institutional anti-Semitism on a “nice Jewish boy” attending a conservative college in the Midwest in 1951.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) speaks as Comedian/actress Sarah Silverman speaks looks on during the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

How Sarah Silverman delivered the Democratic convention’s defining one-liner

A man holds up his cell phone with a screen shot of the Pokemon Go game as a woman searches on her cell phone for a Pokemon in front of the White House in Washington, DC, July 12, 2016. ( Jim Watson /AFP/Getty Images)

While fishing for Pokemon, Israeli teen collapses in Mediterranean

Bernie Sanders speaking on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, July 25, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders urges unity behind Hillary Clinton, thanks supporters

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United States

A view of Yeshiva University's Zysman Hall. (Wikimedia Commons)

Yeshiva U’s search for a new president: Is a Ted Cruz aide the answer?

Nick Muzin, the deputy chief of staff for Cruz's presidential campaign, is a candidate to head the modern Orthodox institution, JTA has learned.

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Israel & Middle East

David Ben-Gurion at a conference in Tel Aviv on Dec. 15, 1947. (GPO)

Ben-Gurion favored West Bank withdrawal, new film shows

Israel's first prime minister in 1968 backed relinquishing most of the territories taken a year earlier in the Six-Day War but holding on to Jerusalem and the Golan.

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Ben-Gurion Says He Now Favors Jewish Settlement on the West Bank

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Democratic Convention Condemns Klan Without Naming It

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Governor of Kansas Adds Voice to Protest

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World

French police officers and fire engine at the scene of a hostage-taking at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, northern France, July 26, 2016. (Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images)

Deadly attack on French church is attack against all religions, European Jewish Congress says

Two assailants who had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State killed an 84-year-old priest and critically wounded at least one other person before being shot dead by police.

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From 70 Faces Media

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Meet the Russian Jazz Starlet Who Now Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

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Yes, I’m a Democrat Married to a Republican

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You’ve Never Seen Rugelach Like This

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Life & Culture

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Gideon Grossman says he gets a rush from busking in front of strangers. (Screenshot from YouTube)

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This Jewish drummer, 24, is busking up the California coast to stomp out Crohn’s disease

Gideon Grossman, a former New Jersey day school student, wants to raise $10,000 for research into a cure for the inflammatory bowel disease found in high rates of Ashkenazi Jews.

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