A front-running Democrat in a Republican-leaning district, Jon Ossoff needed 50 percent of the vote—but at 48.1 percent, he fell just short.
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Eight Questions for Jon Ossoff

Last night, Jon Ossoff narrowly missed a clear victory in Georgia's Sixth District. A front-running Democrat in a Republican-leaning district, he needed 50 percent of the vote to win—but at 48.1 percent, he fell just short.

On the campaign trail, we caught up with Ossoff outside the DeKalb County polling station. He spoke with Moment about his Jewish heritage, his values and his relationship with religion.

Image: Noah Phillips


Why Susan Sontag and Bernard-Henri Lévy Spoke Out in Bosnia

The siege of Sarajevo began 25 years ago this month. Susan Sontag and Bernard-Henri Lévy were two of very few public intellectuals to visit Bosnia in any meaningful way.


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Photo Essay: Inside the Story of ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

When the Nazis invaded Poland, Jan and Antonina Żabiński turned the Warsaw Zoo into a refuge for hundreds of Jews. They are the inspiration for Diane Ackerman’s 2007 book, The Zookeeper’s Wife, as well as the film of the same name.

In 2014, Moment editor Nadine Epstein was given a private tour of the Żabińskis’ home. Explore her photos here.

Image: Nadine Epstein


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"A double myth about Yitzhak Rabin has prevailed since his assassination in 1995," writes David K. Shipler. "He is either a Neville Chamberlain or a Nelson Mandela, a villainous appeaser or a creative visionary, poised either to destroy Israel or to save it."


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"I hate the normalization discourse because it’s so anti-thinking," says Hussein Ibish. https://www.momentmag.com/is-normalization-normal/