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How American Jews Became Israeli Settlers

In a new book, “City on a Hilltop,” historian Sara Yael Hirschhorn tries to understand what brought Americans Jews to the most contentious real estate on earth—and how their presence there shapes the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

By Michael Schulson

Review

Communal Living and its Discontents

Briallen Hopper revisits her personal history with communes as she reviews Ellen Wayland-Smith’s “Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table.”

By Briallen Hopper

Report

The Conflicted Catholicism of Tim Kaine

On a recent conference call with the voter outreach group Catholics for Hillary, vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine trotted out his faith credentials. He spoke …

By Megan Sweas