Marissa Brostoff, a doctoral student in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, is a former staff writer at Tablet and the Forward.
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The Jewish Fringe

A look at four plays from New York’s Fringe Festival

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Fatah Elects a Jew

Uri Davis calls himself ‘a Palestinian, Hebrew, of Jewish origin, anti-Zionist’

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Palestinians Are Jewish

Claims eccentric Israeli entrepreneur

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Sex, Kabbalah, and the Academy at Fringe

NYC theater festival starts this week

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Madoff Had Affair With Hadassah CFO

She testified against him

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Talmud Calls for Universal Health Care

Says Reform movement leader

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Ang Lee Takes Woodstock

With the help of a bunch of Jews

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Ortho Group Worked on Hudson Crash Scene

Misaskim shows up whenever Jewish bodies are involved

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Joshua Fattal, Detained Hiker and Brooklyn Yeshiva Student

Same name, different men—despite what the blogosphere is saying

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Big Tent Country

A Bozeman, Montana, congregation found its rabbi: a former lawyer with a non-Jewish wife

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An Orthodox-Reform Divide on Health Care?

Reform rabbi wants universal coverage; Orthodox doesn’t

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Writer Budd Schulberg Dies

Writer, former Communist, name-namer, and maybe bad for the Jews

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So What If von Brunn Hated Jews?

Does a ‘hate crime’ designation really mean anything?

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A New Street on the Block

Introducing Z Street, a counterpoint to J Street

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False Witness

A play examines the notion that Nazis made soap from Jewish flesh

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New ‘Harry Potter’ Is a Holocaust Allegory

Or else it’s a Christ allegory

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Arafat Was Poisoned

And a conspiracy was behind it, says Fatah official

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Moscow Circus Monkeys Around

With Jews-as-primates imagery

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Satmar Mayor Praises Obama on Israel

Supports divinely mandated peace plan

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Jewish Comedy, Then and Now

Cranky essayist prefers the early, funny stuff

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Sitmom

A documentary examines the life of Gertrude Berg, the driving force behind TV’s The Goldbergs

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Blacks are Cursed, Obama Is Evil

Say Russian-language Israeli media, while denying racism

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Formula One Still Likes Nazis

Hitler not all bad, auto-racing honcho says

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Gaza Blockade Keeps the Swine Flu Away

West Bank not so lucky

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Holocaust Survivors Will Get Assets

Left by heirless Jews

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Sister Acts

A pair of twins navigate geographic and political divides

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The Damascus Affair

Playwright David Adjmi’s love-hate relationship with his Syrian Jewish roots

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A View from the Courtroom

A dispatch from Madoff’s sentencing