When they first immigrated to America, they felt ashamed for abandoning Israel. But those days are over. So what's next?
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FROM THE ISSUE

The New Israeli Americans

When they first immigrated to America, they felt ashamed for abandoning Israel. They told themselves the move was only temporary. 

Now, the days of feeling ashamed are over. But this diverse group of immigrants faces new questions: If they are not just Israeli or just American, can they create a new identity? And could they become a unified political voice?

Image: Shelly Oria

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POLITICS
The Books That Predicted the Presidential Election

Sinclair Lewis’s foreboding novel of 1935, It Can’t Happen Here, was the forerunner of a string of predictive books suggesting how an authoritarian might assume power in the United States leading to a fascist dictatorship.

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The Delectable Dumpling Diaspora

Dumplings are often considered a humble dish, one that makes use of food scraps or stretches leftovers. But their seemingly modest appearance belies their multicultural significance, manifold incarnations and long history.

Image: iStockphoto

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BOOK REVIEW
What Makes Moses Human

Moses: A Human Life, by Aviva Gottlieb Zornberg, shows us what it is that makes the life of the towering figure of Moses a human one.

"Zornberg achieves what she set out to do," writes Linda Tucker. "She brings us a Moses who, with his flawed speech and insecure relationship with the Israelites, still brings the divine words to a people in need of spiritual direction."

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