Israeli cager Omri Casspi is headed to New Orleans with his friend, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins

Tova du Plessis, the Jewish owner of South Philadelphia’s Essen Bakery, has also been nominated for Outstanding Baker

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Mash-up of Alex Trebek Rapping Drake (and Desiigner and Weezy and Kayne) Lyrics Will Make You Smile

Trebek spits hot fiya—about starting from the bottom, buying choppers, and pandas

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Homer Vs. Abe, Tarkatower Vs. Botvinnik

This week’s episode of ‘The Simpsons’ featured a duel between father and son, played as a reenactment of a 1936 game between legendary Jewish grandmasters

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Future of Manchester’s Historic Reform Synagogue in Question

A plan to build skyscrapers necessitates the demoliltion of the city center’s only shul, which the congregation supports. But England’s heritage lobby feels the new real estate would ‘harm’ Manchester’s character.

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The Rise of Halal-Certified Food

Mirroring a model set decades ago to certify kosher products, American Muslims witness the growth of the ‘Muslim hekhsher

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What My Cabbie Taught Me

In Jerusalem, I developed an unlikely friendship with a taxi driver. I owe him much more than what’s on the meter.

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My Sephardic Inheritance: a Spoonful of Salt, a Spoonful of Sugar

What a family heirloom taught me about my ancestors, and the mysterious parts of my Jewish history

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Homage to the Mexicans in the Time of Trump

The wall will go up, separating ourselves from our own past

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An Open Letter to the Writer of the Open Letter to Robert Kraft

On the Super Bowl-winning owner of the New England Patriots, dining companion of the president, and ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

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Fabien Clain and the Origins of Islamist Terror in France

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: A French citizen who disappeared into the wreckage of Assad’s state now sends operatives home to fight a brutal war with the West

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Israeli Immigration Thriller Becomes Global Sensation

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s suspenseful new ‘Waking Lions’ turns the fateful collision of an Israeli doctor and an African immigrant into an indictment of surging nationalism

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The Five Books of Donald: A Jewish Reading List to Beat Your Trump Anxiety

Tired of ominous news updates and social media outrage? Here are classic Jewish texts to help revive the spirit and soothe the soul

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4 3 2 1: A Novel by Paul Auster

From Tablet’s print magazine: the late 1960s and all their Jewish rebelliousness, in an ‘energetic’ new fiction full of alternate realities