Our newest columnist brings her legendary society pieces to The Scroll

Clutching a Philip Roth novel, Hannah finds herself in a precarious situation with a disreputable author she admires

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DIY Judaism

‘The Jewish Catalog’—a quasi-hip, countercultural book of how-to Judaism—was all the rage in the Seventies. How does it hold up now?

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The Oscars Got it Right, Even When Things Went So Wrong

And the Academy Award for ‘Best Comeback’ goes to… the Academy

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Oscar Winner Reminds Us Why Jewish Moms Are the Best

After winning an Oscar for Best Original Song—’City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’—lyricist Benj Pasek thanked his mom for letting him ‘quit the JCC soccer team to be in a school musical.’

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If You’ll Buy That, the Rabbi’ll Throw the Golden Gate in Free

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study examines the origin of rules for real estate transactions

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More Than Tay-Sachs

One rabbi’s mission to push couples—and doctors—to screen for a longer list of genetic diseases

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Putting Out the Unwelcome Mat

As we turn away refugees, I’m reminded of my mother’s experience trying to enter England from Nazi Germany—and the lifelong scars left by a customs official’s callous rejection

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A Test for the Anti-Trump Movement

Do Jews have to make common cause with people who want to kill them?

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Did U.S. Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Doom the Passengers on the ‘St. Louis’? It’s Complicated.

The ship’s refugees seeking safe haven from the Nazis were victims of a global system that included America

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Donald Trump, America’s First Middle Eastern President

To avoid our own failed ‘American Spring,’ learn the region’s lessons about effective opposition

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Stand-Up Lit From Israeli Fiction’s Mr. Sobriety

David Grossman’s protagonist takes the mic for some Rothian self-loathing, in the ‘raucous’ new novel ‘A Horse Walks Into a Bar’

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And the Oscar Goes To…

Episode 79: The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts the Academy Award winners, and cookbook author Molly Yeh preps for Purim with sprinkle-filled hamantaschen

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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