Jonathan Zalman, a staff editor, runs The Scroll, Tablet's news blog.
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Trump’s Inauguration Rabbi, Facing Criticism, Defends His Choice

Marvin Hier will become the first rabbi to lead an inauguration prayer since 1985, when Reagan was elected to a second term

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Brett Ratner to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

And so will a group of other Jewish celebrities, like Sarah Silverman and Jeffrey Tambor

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Yuri Foreman KO’d in Title Fight, Suffers First Loss Since Comeback

The Brooklyn rabbi said he got caught by ‘the perfect punch’

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Theo Epstein’s Cubs Recognized as Champions at the White House

The best GM in baseball offered President Obama—a lifelong White Sox fan—a ‘midnight pardon,’ and welcomed him as a convert into the Cubs family

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards

‘Israel’ writer Daniel Gordis, novelist Michael Chabon, poet Stanley Moss, and children’s author Deborah Levy are among this year’s honorees

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Roman Catholic Church To Finance Synagogue and Heritage Center for Palermo’s Jewish Community

Five centuries after the expulsion of Jews from Sicily, Jewish life in Palermo is looking up

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All in the Family

Jared Kushner will be named senior White House adviser to his father-in-law, Donald Trump

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Days Before Purported Neo-Nazi March, Scores Gather in Whitefish, Montana, to Rally Against Racism

Of the white supremacists heading to town, the Whitefish chief of police said if ‘they don’t do it our way, we’re going to kick their ass’

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A NASCAR Driver Is Israel’s Athlete of the Year

Alon Day is the first Israeli to compete in a NASCAR event. Now the 25-year-old wants to become ‘the standard bearer for American Jews and Israel’ in motorsports.

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Watch: Geoffrey Rush Is Albert Einstein in New ‘Genius’ TV Series

National Geographic’s first scripted series is about the Nobel Prize-winning physicist

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Racist Plans ‘James Earl Ray Extravaganza’ March on MLK Day in Whitefish, Montana, and Invites Hamas

The editor of an extremist website is calling on his cronies to participate in a hateful, armed demonstration

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For Hans Zimmer Alone, Coachella Is Worth the Price of Admission

The legendary German Jewish composer will bring his sweeping brooding music to the deserts of California this April

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IDF Soldier Who Shot Wounded Palestinian Terrorist Convicted of Manslaughter by Israeli Military Court

Sgt. Elor Azaria shot a downed Palestinian terrorist in March, prompting a national debate

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Auschwitz Memorial Sees Record Number of Visitors in 2016

World Youth Day was a large boost to attendance. But how about Pokémon Go?

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High Demand in Germany for Annotated ‘Mein Kampf’

The publisher that secured the rights to print an annotated version of Hitler’s manifesto said the book was a bestseller in 2016

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Amar’e Stoudemire Sends a (Hanukkah) Message to the UN

The Israeli basketball star posed in front of an enormous hanukkiah in the Old City, ‘doing what my ancestors did’

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Former Yes Guitarist Trevor Rabin Is the First South African Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

And the ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ composer feels ‘great’ about it

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Lionel Blue, Britain’s First Openly Gay Rabbi, Has Died at 86

‘One of the reasons I became a rabbi was to make sure another generation was not locked out’

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How Should a Latke Be?

Judging Brooklyn’s 8th Annual Latke Festival

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‘It Is a Holocaust’

Watch Israeli-Arab newscaster Lucy Aharish’s passionate speech about the ‘genocide’ in Syria: ‘Nobody is doing anything to stop it’

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Throwback: Happy Hanukkah From NBA Stars Past and Present

Best wishes from Shaq, Kobe, Dwayne Wade and… Paris Hilton? Yep.

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Austria To Seize Hitler’s Birth Home

The country’s parliament passes a law allowing it to seize Hitler’s birth home and keep it from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine

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Wonder Woman Nixed as UN Symbol of Female Empowerment

Nearly 45,000 people signed a petition to protest ‘a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions’ as a worthwhile ambassador of women’s empowerment

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Anti-Semitic Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco rapped about ‘dirty Jewish execs’ in a new song. Then a wave of fans and detractors, including the ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt, called him out for the lyrics.

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Natasha Lyonne Voices Krusty’s Daughter on ‘The Simpsons’

And the return of the late Rabbi Hyman Krustovski (of Temple Beth Springfield), voiced by Jackie Mason, in the latest installation of the show’s long-running Christmas special

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Like Shakespeare, Bob Dylan Was ‘Too Occupied’ to Think About Whether He Was Writing Literature

As expected, Dylan didn’t show to the Nobel ceremony in Stockholm over the weekend. But his speech—and Patti Smith’s rendition of ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’—created a moving moment.

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Museum Dedicated to Harry Houdini Opens in Budapest

Examining the life and feats of the Jewish escapologist, whose Bible is on display in Hungary

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