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Mask Messages

A mask requirement expands prisoners’ opportunities for personal expression.

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Shelter in Place

Malicroix—a 1948 French novel about a man who has isolated himself in a house to fulfill the strange terms of his inheritance—resonates uncannily with our contemporary experience of quarantine.

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Democrats Can’t Win Without the Left

Leftists recognize the need to work in coalition with liberals to fight the right. It’s time for liberals to reciprocate.

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Household of Eight

“When it’s night / And they go to bed, / Mother begins / To wish she were dead.”

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Road to Nowhere

Israel’s Arab citizens fight for an address.

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“It’s Never Over”

Seniors, pushed to the brink by Covid-19, are at the forefront of the fight for a Homes Guarantee.

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Oedipal Riot

Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 includes glimpses of the real, drained of ideological significance.

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Israel’s Repressive Diplomacy

The recent normalization agreements with Arab states rely on—and contribute to—growing authoritarianism.

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A Compendium of Severance

Susan Taubes’s Divorcing traces the separation of a wife from her husband, a family from their homeland, and a people from their God.

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Are 95% of Jews Really Zionists?

Polls of American Jewish opinion on Israel may not be asking the right questions.

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At Hutto

A lawyer reflects on his experience meeting with asylum seekers in a Texas detention center to prepare them for their credible fear interviews.

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Are We Post-Sepharadim?

A conversation with scholar Devin E. Naar about what meaningful Sephardic representation might look like in the wake of near-total erasure.

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