For the Jews of 19th-Century America, the Purim Ball Became the Event of the Year

On the holiday of Purim, which begins this evening, communal feasts and celebrations are common—or at least were before the coronavirus. But in America 150 years ago, a different custom developed. Zev Eleff writes:

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If the U.S. Doesn’t Stand Firm, It Will Face an Empowered Iran with Nuclear Weapons

In Vienna this week, negotiations continue between Washington and Tehran over how to reinstate the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which aimed to restrict the Islamic Republic’s ability to develop the technology necessary for producing atomic bombs. Jacob Nagel and Mark Dubowitz explain the risks of a bad deal:

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