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  • Prisoner blowback

    With the first wave of Palestinian prisoners released this week, criticism of the move is mounting.

  • Who Israel released

    Israel has released a list of the 26 prisoners freed yesterday, including their crimes and prison sentences.

  • A short history of Jewish intermarriage

    Jews have been concerned about their future in a nation where intermarriage is common for decades.

  • VIDEO: Israelis, get out or you’re dead

    A speaker at a Toronto rally said Israelis should be given two minutes to leave Jerusalem or be shot.

  • Weinergate gets the ‘Daily Show’ treatment

    Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner are so gross, they broke Ewwww-o-meter designed to measure just how gross they are.

  • Weiner train keeps chugging

    As if Anthony Weiner didn’t have enough trouble, a former intern got the front-page treatment in the Daily News for claiming that — gasp! — some staffers joined his campaign only because they had higher political ambitions. Don’t worry, though, the former congressman isn’t quitting.

  • What’s up with Poland?

    Was the Polish parliament’s decision on kosher slaughter a product of simmering anti-Semitism or of a young democracy’s efforts to balance competing interests?

  • Jewish rebirth in the Delta

    Helena, Ark., was down to its last half-dozen Jews before Doug Friedlander arrived as a Teach For America volunteer. Today he is the director of the county Chamber of Commerce.

  • Is the shidduch crisis just the fault of picky dudes?

    Orthodox Jews have lamented the so-called shidduch crisis for years. But is it really just the fault of guys who don’t want to date older women?

  • Kashrus interruptus: Certifier pulls out

    Sorry kosher sex fans. But the rabbinical group that was set to certify Wet personal lubricants as kosher has pulled out.