When Jews Used Graveyard Nuptials to Ward Off Epidemics

Feb. 14 2020

As the world responds to the outbreak of coronavirus, Jeremy Brown recalls an East European Jewish rite, known as the “black wedding,” once thought to stem the tide of plagues:

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More about: American Jewish History, East European Jewry, Hasidism, Jewish cemeteries, Jewish folklore

Most Palestinians Reject Both the Two-State Solution and the Creation of a Binational State

Feb. 28 2020

Drawing on recent surveys of Palestinian public opinion in both Gaza and the West Bank, David Pollock notes the gap between the opinions generally attributed to Palestinians and what they actually tell pollsters:

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Read more at Washington Institute for Near East Policy

More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution