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The Atlantic Daily: Our Culture Desk’s Favorite Listening of 2019 ⏯

What our critics loved listening to, from music to podcasts. Plus: Increased anti-Semitism is changing how Jews express themselves in the West.

It’s Monday, December 30.

In today’s issue: First, reflections on the aftermath of Monsey, New York. Plus: Our culture desk’s favorite music and podcasts from 2019.


“It’s tapping into every fear.”

A recent machete attack at a rabbi’s Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, New York capped a month of brutal anti-Semitic violence.

New York State, home to the largest Jewish population outside of Israel, has been the site of 13 different anti-Semitic incidents in December alone.

Emma Green spoke with community leaders across the state about the security measures they’re now considering. But, she writes:

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