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I’m an Israeli woman — and I’m not surprised by the Ari Shavit allegations

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I’m an Israeli woman — and I’m not surprised by the Ari Shavit allegations

Victims of sexual assault and their advocates often cite the nation's macho and militaristic culture.

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One Jew, One Vote: Jeff Bookman, 65

Nick Kroll, left, and John Mulaney star in "Oh, Hello on Broadway." (Joan Marcus)

Directed By:  Alex Timbers

Comedian Nick Kroll is serious about being funny

United States Postal Service 2016 Hanukkah stamp (Courtesy of USPS)

Postal Service puts its stamp (literally) on Florida Jewry

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United States

Ari Shavit

Why Ari Shavit’s fall from grace stings for so many American Jews

It’s the demise of an Israeli writer whose impact on American Jewish liberals was profound.

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Israel & Middle East

Live action role playing fighters clashing at the Icon Festival in Tel Aviv, Oct. 20, 2016. (Courtesy of Icon Festival)

Israeli geeks turn to sci-fi and fantasy to escape a sometimes harsh reality

Thousands of Israelis turned out for the Icon Festival, indulging their love of sci-fi, fantasy and role playing.

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From the JTA Archives


Got Judaism, Need a Workout? Sport Groups Serve Outdoorsy Jews

Israel's Hapoel Tel Aviv player Etay Schechter (C) celebrates after scoring against Austria's Red Bull Salzburg, during their Champions League Play-off round match in Salzburg on August 18, 2010.AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL KUBANI (Photo credit should read SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli soccer union suspends controversial kippah ban


Israel Will Oppose Admission of Germany into Unesco; Delegate Says Nazism Still Lives

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Roger Waters performing at Yankee Stadium in New York City, July 6, 2012. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Rock star Roger Waters said to lose $4 million over anti-Israel activism

American Express took off the table an offer to sponsor the North American tour of the Pink Floyd co-founder after he called for a boycott of the Jewish state at an earlier event.

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The Jew Who Changed the Bagel Game Forever


Talking Politics with Our Son When My Husband & I Don’t Agree

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Life & Culture

Theo Epstein and Mike Chernoff

Theo Epstein vs. Mike Chernoff: The Jewish minds behind the Cubs and the Indians

Epstein, 42, has already built a World Series winner with the Boston Red Sox, while Chernoff, 35, is seeking a title in his first season as the Tribe's general manager.

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