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Why scientists are fighting about the origins of Yiddish – and the Jews

Why scientists are fighting about the origins of Yiddish – and the Jews

And what Yoda has to do with it.

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Avigdor Liberman speaking during a Knesset meeting about Operation Protective Edge, Aug. 4, 2014. (Flash 90)

Likud signs coalition agreement with Yisrael Beiteinu

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair speaking onstage during the 2016 Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, May 3, 2016. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Tony Blair: Sunni states ready to normalize Israel relations on basis of Arab Peace Initiatve

Maisam Abu Alqian (Screenshot from YouTube)

Coexistence group raises more than $18,000 for beaten Bedouin Israeli

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United States

President Barack Obama seated next to Alan Solow at the White House, March 1, 2011. (Pete Souza/White House)

Pro-Israel heavyweights press hard for 2 states

Security experts in the United States and Israel have prepared a path to two states, and past leaders of top Jewish groups are backing it.

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Israel & Middle East

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Brando, Dylan, Other Theater Stars Participate in Seder


Tigers outfielder arrested after shouting anti-Semitic remarks

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State Dept.: Yaalon attack on Kerry ‘offensive’

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Clergy from around the world attending the opening of the Interfaith Conference in Peja, Kosovo, May 2015. (Marc Perry )


We can help Kosovo become fertile ground for religious pluralism

Leaders of the fledgling Balkan state support interfaith efforts to combat extremism, writes a rabbi who will be speaking for the third time at its annual interfaith conference.

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The Best Jewish Food in New York City


The Israelis Behind Coldplay’s Stunning New Video


Lena Dunham’s ‘Suited’ Is the New LGBTQ Documentary Everyone Needs to See

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Life & Culture

Jared Kushner vs Marc Mezvinsky

Trump vs. Clinton: Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law

The daughters of the two presumptive presidential candidates both married Jewish men. Here's how they stack up against each other.

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