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FROM THE ISSUE

The Polish Republic of Untruth

Poland’s recently elected right-wing government came to power peddling conspiracy theories and historical revisionism. This, plus new laws weakening the country’s judicial system and media, spell trouble for the state of the country’s democracy.

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IN THE NEWS
No One Had to Die in Umm al-Hiran

"On Wednesday, a police effort to demolish illegally constructed homes in the Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran went horribly wrong," writes Eetta Prince-Gibson. "And the already fraught relationship between the State of Israel and its Bedouin citizens deteriorated even further—perhaps irreparably."

Image: Adalah

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FROM THE ARCHIVES
The Jewish Secrets of Lemony Snicket

 

In 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'—now a Netflix television series—are the Baudelaires Jewish? How has Judaism influenced the series?

"I think there is something naturally Jewish about unending misery, yes," says Daniel Handler—better known as Lemony Snicket. Handler speaks with Moment about the series' Jewish undertones.

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WEB EXCLUSIVE
Jewish Germans and the History of Fashion

Few people these days are aware that Berlin, in the 1920s and early 1930s, was the capital of the world’s fashion industry. This was almost exclusively thanks to Jewish innovators in business, design, photography and journalism. But the invaluable contribution of Jewish Germans has been forgotten—until now. 

Image: Dina Gold

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"Donald Trump does not respect journalists or their work," says @katimarton. http://www.momentmag.com/author-interview-kati-marton/

How the Jews of Whitefish, Montana became a target of anti-Semitism: http://www.momentmag.com/letter-from-whitefish/

"I don’t write political novels," says Meir Shalev. "When I have a political idea, I write about it in a newspaper." http://www.momentmag.com/meir-shalev-israels-dictator-writing/