Jonathan Zalman, a staff editor, runs The Scroll, Tablet's news blog.
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Omaha Steaks, Begun by Latvian Jewish Immigrants, Turns 100

In 1917, J.J. and B.A. Simon escaped anti-Semitism overseas and founded what would soon become Omaha Steaks. It remains a massively successful family business.

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In Omaha, Three Faiths Share One Big Idea

The Tri-Faith Initiative brings together a synagogue, a church, and a mosque, with a promise to build bridges between them

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Yo La Tengo’s Hanukkah Shows Are Back, Baby!

The Indie rockers from Hoboken return with an eight-night slate at Bowery Ballroom

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JZ’s 12 Commandments for Incoming College Freshmen

Campus Week: Good advice, bad advice, and other words to live by

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Now’s Your Chance to Sponsor Israeli Chess Legend Boris Gelfand—for $20,000

To make Chess great again, one international organization is trying a radically new sponsorship program

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The Best Kosher Hot Dog in the World

Shaevitz’s Kosher Deli has been refining its hot dog recipe for generations, from Chicago’s North Side to Highland Park. Now, it’s perfect.

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Scenes from Chicago’s Shabbat on the Lake

An evening of beer, rap, politics, and young Jews in love

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My Dog Is God

I used to question the meaning of life. And then I met Lady.

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Austrian Court: Government’s Seizure of Hitler’s Birth Home Is Constitutional

But plans for the building’s future remain unclear

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The Remarkable Jewish Background of ‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort

During World War II, Elgort’s grandmother served in the Norwegian Resistance, helping Norway’s Jewish children escape the Nazis

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Canada at 150

Take the time to learn about Canada’s rich Jewish landscape

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One More Haim

The best Jewish band on the planet introduces a fourth sister, Frime Haim

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Gene Simmons Didn’t Get Far in His Quest to Trademark His Trademark Hand Gesture

You’ve seen it before, sure. But Simmons, as we’ve come to learn, wasn’t the first to use this very, very cool sign.

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Why Was Otto Warmbier’s Jewish Faith Kept a Secret During His Detainment in North Korea?

According to a Times of Israel report, Warmbier’s family and those working for his release chose not to disclose his Judaism so as not to ’embarrass’ North Korea

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Huge Collection of Nazi Artifacts Discovered in Hidden Room in Home Near Buenos Aires

The trove of 75 items is the largest discovery of Nazi-era artifacts in the country’s history

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David Grossman Wins Man Booker International Prize

The Israeli author and ‘conscience of his nation’ won for his novel A Horse Walks Into a Bar

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Manhattan Street Named After Elie Wiesel

A section of West 84th Street is now known as Elie Wiesel Way, in honor of ‘the most eloquent voice for peace in our world’

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Bicyclist Killed in NYC Was Former IDF Staff Sergeant and Youth Tennis Star in Israel

Dan Hanegby, a 36-year-old father of two, felt passionately about Israel

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Angela Merkel to Buenos Aires’ Oldest Congregation: ‘We Must Fight Anti-Semitism’

During a three-day trip to Latin America, the German chancellor thanked the Argentine Jewish community for welcoming German Jews fleeing the Nazis

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Must-See: 150 People Sing ‘O Canada’ in Yiddish

What a way to celebrate the country’s 150th anniversary!

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In Nobel Prize Lecture, Bob Dylan Tells of His Musical and Literary Influences

Leadbelly’s music (‘changed my life’) and Moby Dick (‘makes demands on you’) have been with Dylan since the beginning of his career

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Reinhold Hanning, a Convicted Former SS Guard at Auschwitz, Dies at 95

Hanning was found guilty of accessory to murder of 170,000 people. He never made it to prison.

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Babs Mourns: Streisand’s Dog Sammie Dies

The Coton de Tulear was a ‘beloved’ 14-year companion to the legendary entertainer

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Sandy Koufax’s Rookie Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey Is Up for Auction and It Ain’t Cheap

The jersey is believed to be one of only two known to exist

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Dairy, Torah, and All-nighters: Shavuot Is Here

What to eat, read, and do during the holiday

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Happy Birthday, Herman Wouk!

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author turns 102 this weekend. Read up on his incredible career.

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