Allison Hoffman is a senior editor at Tablet Magazine. Her Twitter feed is @allisont_dc.
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Snake Eyes

Newt Gingrich has long relied on the financial largesse of casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a Republican Jewish Coalition leader. But now the money man is facing trouble, and that could be the former speaker’s undoing.

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The Andrew Breitbart Show

Conservative showman speaks at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s fundraiser

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Top Syrian Rabbi Avoids Jail

Kassin, 89, was at center of scheme that resulted in ‘09 N.J. arrests

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Netanyahu Speaks, but Today’s the Day

Activists head to Hill with some partisan rancor

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The Top Issue for AIPAC? Iran.

Pro-Israel activists prepare for intensive Congressional lobbying tomorrow

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At AIPAC Summit, Obama Stays His Course

Reiterates stance on 1967 borders with swaps; is cheered for remarks on Hamas, Shalit

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Jew for Sarah

Buddy Korn, the founder of the group Jewish Americans for Sarah Palin, is an ex-Maoist rabbi’s son looking to mobilize disenchanted coreligionists with Tea Party rhetoric

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Supply and Demands

The major movements of American Judaism require congregations to follow their rules when hiring clergy. A Duke law professor, a leader at his synagogue, says the restrictions create an illegal monopoly.

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Who’s Behind a New Kotel Chabad Center?

Guma Aguiar, the possibly unstable Israeli sports tycoon!

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To the Last Detail

More than 50 million copies of the Maxwell House Haggadah have been distributed since 1932, but a different, lower-profile version of the Passover prayerbook is the quintessential Jewish-American text

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Hannah Arendt’s Draft of History

The edited typescript of “Eichmann in Jerusalem” reveals New Yorker editor William Shawn’s meticulous work

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Persian Gulf

Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution made them exiles, the Persian Jews of Los Angeles are split in new ways by an old question: how much to hold on to religious and cultural traditions forged in a country that now hates them

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Semi-Homemade, Totally Jewish

Turns out Sandra Lee converted a decade ago

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Syrian Jewish Leader Pleads Guilty

Rabbi Kassin cops to money-laundering charge from N.J. sting

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Oscar Night!

We did slightly better than a coin flip

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Whom to root for Sunday night

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Balkany Faces Sentencing This Morning

Corrupt rabbi has asked for two years; prosecutors want nine

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The Hair You Wear May Be Sassoon’s

New documentary celebrates the Jewish stylist icon

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The Gentleman From Virginia: The Rise and Fall of Eric Cantor

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in U.S. history, hails not from the urban melting pot but from a Southern, explicitly Christian America

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Cantor Ascends to Majority Leader

Highest-ever-ranking Jewish legislator has rough first day

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Damascus Gate

Who told honcho Malcolm Hoenlein to go to Syria?

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New Ambassador To Return to Old Country

Eisen, son of Czech Jew, is appointed

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The Doctor Is In

Ben Shenkman is Feinberg in ‘Blue Valentine’

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Spooltide Cheer

The end-of-year movie rush is on, and it’s rich in films of Jewish interest, including the Coen Brothers’ latest, True Grit. Tablet Magazine offers its top 10.

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Tribal Allegiance: The Strange Nexus of a Brooklyn Rabbi and Hedge-Fund King Steven Cohen

A Brooklyn rabbi thought he could swindle hedge-fund king Steven Cohen by playing on his Judaism. It was a bad bet.

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Mark Madoff, 46, Kills Himself

Elder son’s fate is not entirely unlike his father’s

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Guy Finds Nazi, Maybe

Lawsuit could establish new class of plaintiffs

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Double Bill

Black Swan and Barney’s Version can both be seen as grappling with how to portray Jewishness onscreen. One succeeds; the other fails.

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Sotheby’s To Auction Historic Jewish Collection

Without a buyer, sale will have no preconditions

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