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Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Politics on the Dance Floor (English version)

This is the third article in a series for Fluter, a German political magazine for young adults sponsored by the German government. The following is an excerpt from the English original, modified slightly in the German version, which could be read here. I was chatting in line at Ritter Butzke, one of my favorite Berlin nightclubs, when

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Der Holocaust Ist Vorbei

In letzter Zeit ist der Holocaust zu einem Prüfstein geworden für diverse moralische, ethische und politische Diskussionen oder Entscheidungen.

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The Holocaust Is Over (Op-Ed)

The Holocaust is over. I have no authority to make this bold claim, for if I were to believe it then my background as the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors on my father’s side would be irrelevant, and no Jew directly victimized by the Holocaust would have any increased moral standing in commenting on the place of Holocaust memorial in today’s society.

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A tour through the new Berlin

The Magazine ventures to Berlin to learn firsthand how the influx of refugees – and non-refugees – are changing the landscape of the German capital

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I’m a potential martyr, too

Orit Arfa’s essay on her personal reaction to the Tel Aviv shooting – a horror that somehow felt different.

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News1 Publishes Orit’s column in Hebrew

Had the people of Gush Katif been more secular in their fight for Gush Katif, they could have been sitting in their homes. עם כל הכבוד לאורח החיים הדתי של אנשי גוש-קטיף ושל ציבור המתנחלים הדתיים, בימים שבהם הבתים שלהם – והארץ כולה – היו נתונים בסכנה, היה עליהם לדעת כי חיי אדם קודמים למצוות פולחניות

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