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Ian Housman

Traveler & Birthright Alumnus

  The Times of Israel
Russian deployment of S-400 in Syria unlikely, expert says

What Obama did and didn’t say about Ezra Schwartz

Netanyahu, Argentina’s president-elect agree to improve ties

Turkey says it did not know downed jet was Russian

Russian crackdown on Muslims fuels exodus to IS

  Moment Magazine
Moment’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Ask the Rabbis // Refugees

From the Editor // November/December 2015

Book Review // Before Auschwitz: Jewish Prisoners in the Prewar Concentration Camps

Synagogues to Scale: “Modeling the Synagogue” at Yeshiva University Museum - Home
IDF recommends Israel bolster Palestinian Authority to prevent further security deterioration

Ya'alon: Israel intends to build security fence between Hebron, Kiryat Gat

Israeli-Palestinian relations at 'pivotal moment,' Kerry says

No warnings from Turkey received before being shot down, says surviving Russian pilot

Obama reviews homeland security posture entering holiday season

  Editorial and Opinion Feed
Ross Urges Israel To Be ‘Proactive’ With PA

Chain Of Command

Clamoring To Serve?

Proud Of Raisman

Brooklyn Energy Video - The Middle East
U.S. Training Elite Afghan Troops

Disarray in Middle East Imperils Obama's Policy Plans

Oil’s Decline Threatens Iraq’s Fight Against ISIS

Brooklyn Men Arrested in Plot to Join ISIS

Jury Finds Palestinian Authority, PLO Liable for Attacks headlines RSS
New tensions threaten Arab businesses recovering from trauma of Gaza war

Tel Aviv residents save the city's oldest ficus tree

Young woman killed, two others hurt in West Bank stabbing attack

Four Syrian nuclear scientists shot dead near Damascus

Netanyahu 'invites' Arab protesters to move to Palestinian Authority

Hanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with Light

Hanukkah Infographic

Merry Shpitzvinkel!

Lights: An Inspiring Hanukkah Music Video

Hanukkah: Rock of Ages

  Jew or Not Jew
Primo Levi

Josh Harris

Richard Holbrooke

The Gogodala

Melissa Doug

  Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Meet Oren Hazan, Israel’s most scandalous lawmaker

How the Chabad rebbe helped create food stamps, and other Jewish Medal of Freedom stories

For Jimmy Carter’s chief of staff, being Jewish was a family secret

Met Council’s Rapfogel released to minimum-security prison with view of Central Park

Bishops in England and Wales call for Vatican to revise liturgy concerning Jews

Jewcy is Taking a Summer Sabbatical

OMGWTBIBLE: Luzer Twerksy on Leaving Orthodoxy, Acting, and—Yes—Torah

I Went to India, And I Found “Shanti”

OMGWTFBIBLE: In Which We See the Backside of God. Literally.

OMGWTFBIBLE: Have You Ever Read the Bible on Weed?

  Jewish Ideas Daily - Daily Features
You Only Live Twice

Religion and State in Israel

The Ten Commandments

Come Swing with Me

Secularism and Its Discontents

  Tablet Magazine
Paying Tribute to Economist Milton Friedman on Social Media

Luminaries Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom at The White House

Talking Turkey And Giving Thanks, With Mahmoud Abbas

A New Children's Book, 'I Say Shehechiyanu,' Can Help With That Thanksgiving Family Mishegas

Snitch Tattles On Floridian Grandmas For Gambling on Mahjong











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