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A “Whodunnit” Murder Mystery About Anti-Semitism in Modern Poland

By On August 25, 2016

How deep does anti-Semitism go in modern Poland? In the riveting Polish thriller A Grain of Truth, a woman turns up dead in the small village of Sandomierz, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki… Read More

Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?
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Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?

By On August 15, 2016

Let’s get one thing straight: The seminal Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung was not an anti-Semite–no, sorry, Carl Jung was definitely an anti-Semite. Or—wait. Which is it? Let’s look at the facts. One… Read More

Trump’s Supporters Are Making Us Miss the E-Mezuzah
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Could the E-Mezuzah Have Saved the Internet?

By On August 4, 2016

Given that Deuteronomy tells us, “And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts (mezuzot) of our house and on your gates,” Jews generally affix a mezuzah to the doorway of their homes.… Read More

What Ever Happened to the Jews of Sicily?
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What Ever Happened to the Jews of Sicily?

By On August 1, 2016

It’s not exactly known when the first Jews arrived in Sicily—some accounts say 1400 years ago, some say 2000; some say as captive slaves after the 1st-century fall of Jerusalem, some say… Read More

Spielberg's Next Film is on this 6-Year-Old Kidnapped by the Church and Raised by the Pope
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Spielberg’s Upcoming Film is on this Jewish 6-Year-Old Kidnapped by the Church and Raised by the Pope

By On June 28, 2016

One day in June of 1858, a policeman arrived at the home of Momolo and Marianna Mortara in Bologna, Italy, to take away their six-year-old son, Edgardo. The Mortaras were Jewish, but… Read More

How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses
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How Online (((Jews))) are Standing Up to Bigotry With Parentheses

By On June 8, 2016

Perhaps you’ve noticed something strange sprout up on social media lately: a set of parentheses surrounding all things (((Jewish))), including the names of Jews themselves. Dubbed the echo, this designation emerged in… Read More

Muhammad Ali's Little-Known Jewish Past
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Muhammad Ali’s Little-Known Jewish Side

By On June 5, 2016

It’s become something of a cliche for the Jewish press, upon hearing of a cultural icon’s death, to explore his or her “Jewish side.” But in the case of Muhammad Ali, it’s… Read More

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That Episode Where Mary Tyler Moore Defended the Jews

By On April 11, 2016

A current exhibit at New York City’s Jewish Museum exploring anti-Semitism through pop culture, entitled The Television Project: Some of My Best Friends, borrows its name from that classic lead-up to inevitable… Read More

The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks
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The Anti-Semitic, Racist Tweetbot That Shows The World Sucks

By On April 6, 2016

Did you hear about the time Microsoft created an artificially-intelligent chat robot, released it onto Twitter, and incidentally learned that the world was a cruel and hateful place? The bot, named Tay,… Read More

Chicago's "Bean" Artist's Unusual Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti
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Chicago “Bean” Artist’s Shocking Response to Anti-Semitic Graffiti

By On March 16, 2016

If you’ve visited the Windy City anytime since 2006, chances are you’ve squinted at your distorted image in the great “bean,” officially known as “Cloud Gate,” the iconic work of sculptor Anish… Read More

The Swastika-Shaped California Naval Base That Doesn't Seem To Be Going Away
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The Swastika-Shaped California Naval Base That Doesn’t Seem To Be Going Away

By On March 14, 2016

The Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, located south of San Diego, is an important West Coast hub for various Navy training exercises. Also, if you look at it from the sky, it’s totally… Read More

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Why Indiana Jones’ Nazi-Loving Enemy Said a Torah Prayer

By On February 22, 2016

Listen carefully to the words of Nazi sympathizer René Belloq, Indiana Jones’ archnemesis, in the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark just before he opens the Ark of the Covenant. Dressed… Read More