Today on Jewcy: Executing a Shabbat dinner in the age of Trump. Showtunes included.

For a few blissful hours, you could escape reality and feel nothing but the beat of the music

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Straight Outta Satmar: Hear the Biggest Hasidic Hit of Right Now

Go ahead, I dare you not to dance to Meilech Kohn’s ‘Ve’Uhavtu’

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On View: All the Art You Need to See This Week

Refugees in Tulsa, beautiful minds in Memphis, chocolate in New York City

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Why I Watch Old Baseball Games, Not Just the Ones I Missed Over Shabbat—and You Should Too

On the surprising rewards of re-experiencing a game, even when you already know the ending

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You’ve Made Aliyah. Now What?

Israeli agencies offer programs to help newcomers settle in, but some worry that the country needs to offer more support to prevent them from leaving

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The Converso Comeback

Hispanic crypto-Jews use social media and DNA testing to reconnect with their heritage

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Rebellious Elders

Daf Yomi: Why heresy is rare in Talmudic law, where judicial dissent and tiered courts institutionalized freedom of thought

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Who Betrayed the Kurdish People?

Two years after the Kurds fought against the Islamic State, America turned its back as they sought independence

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Chag Sameach, Obama

Episode 108: Former presidential speechwriter David Litt and foreign policy expert (and five-time Jeopardy champion) Thomas Nichols

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Digital Fascism: Anti-PC Idol-Smashing Isn’t Just a Joke

Internet trolls, ritualized social-media cruelty, online cesspools, and their real-world political effects

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The Pfefferman Pfroblem

The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?

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Double Exposure: Jean-Pierre Melville

The ambiguities and darkness of Nazi-occupied France propelled him to flee his country, take a new name, fight in the Resistance, and then invent film noir. But the past continued to haunt him.

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A Belzer Shtibl Boxed Set

Boro Park Hasidim chronicle their past, present, and future in luxuriously printed volumes part yearbook, part history, part social pages, part prayer book