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Selling the Holocaust

Three writers and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, including Plunder author Menachem Kaiser, discuss the conventions of the “3G memoir” and the commodification of Holocaust stories.

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Wound is the Origin of Wonder

“Do you hear our onceness / beating at the door? How the past / outlasts on either end”

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Listen: Rallies, Surveys, and Ice Cream

Jewish Currents staff discuss the sparsely attended “No Fear” rally, the surprising results of the Jewish Electorate Institute poll of American Jewish voters, and the announcement that Ben & Jerry’s will stop selling ice cream in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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When Cruelty Builds Community

Adam Serwer discusses his collection of writings on the Trump era.

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Ben & Jerry’s Tests Anti-BDS Laws

Lara Friedman on the wider stakes for free speech.

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Exporting the Tools of Apartheid

NSO Group, the Israeli firm that sells its spyware to authoritarian regimes around the world, emerged from a military unit that perfected its surveillance techniques on Palestinians.

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Jews with Money

Last year, a number of American Jewish novels tackled the fraught subject of Jewishness and wealth.

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It’s Time to Name Anti-Palestinian Bigotry

Anti-Palestinianism is as ubiquitous as it is invisible.

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Avodah Considers Stepping Out on Israel/Palestine

Under pressure from constituents, progressive domestic Jewish groups may break their silence on the occupation.

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Sick Day

“Being young with a broken heart, it’s not the same as being old with a broken heart.”

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Birth Certificate

“I saw a knife covered with dirt and blood. I picked it up. I held the cherub by its wings.”

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The Christian Zionist Group Shaping Holocaust Education in Florida

The state’s new learning standards reflect the influence of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, a right-wing organization that believes Christians have a “Biblical responsibility” to support Israel.

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