Periel Aschenbrand, a comedian at heart, is the author of On My Kneesand The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own.
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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Vered Back

The New York-based Israeli beauty entrepreneur on why antibiotics are ‘useless,’ body frequencies, and forgetting what she wore to her bat mitzvah

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nili Lotan

Israeli-American fashion designer on drawing inspiration from Emily Dickinson, the intersection of politics and style, and why her favorite holiday is Passover

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With David Hershkovits

The man behind PAPER magazine on growing up in Brooklyn as a rebellious Yeshiva boy, covering the Sex Pistols, and why he refuses to have two Seders

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo

The L.A.-based comic duo on political correctness, chopped liver, and their characters, Ronna and Beverly

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Annabelle Gurwitch

The author and actress on gambling Alabamian Jews and an unforgettable dinner with the family of a Syrian cab driver

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Judy Gold

The comedian on Holocaust education, the challenges of same-sex parenting, and the power of spending money with socially responsible businesses

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Jessica Chastain

The actress talks about feminism, being an honorary Jew, and learning krav maga

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Herbert Lust

The University of Chicago literature professor turned Wall Street titan talks about art collecting, intellect, and why he only became proud of being Jewish when he was 35

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Lee Brozgol

The artist and social worker on residing on the Lower East Side, making ‘death head masks,’ and being shielded from anti-Semitism as a kid in Chicago

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nissim Ben Aderet

The Tel Aviv-based artist on ‘action painting,’ being naked, and the beauty of concluding Yom Kippur at the beach

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Michael Krasny

The talk show host and author on Jewish humor, growing up in Cleveland, and drinking cosmos. (Plus, lots and lots of jokes.)

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nir Hod

The Israeli artist on his creative process, the importance of conflict in art, and why he’ll never eat gefilte fish and lox

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With MODI

The stand-up comedian on Melania Trump, eating gefilte fish with chrain, and the healing power of laughter

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Eva Har-Even

The ‘career whisperer’ on anti-Semitism, growing up in Hungary and Israel, and the unforgettable dress she wore to her bat mitzvah

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Alon Livne

The Israeli fashion designer on moving to New York from Tel Aviv, his cat, and why Purim is his favorite Jewish holiday

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Chloe Abadi

The fashion entrepreneur talks about how she discovered her signature item, why she didn’t have a Bat Mitzvah despite her religious upbringing, and why she feels Israel is the safest place in the world

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Victoria Cook

The New York superlawyer talks about her eclectic religiosity without God, explains why she fears left-wing anti-Semitism more than the right-wing variety, and admits her unusual love of gefilte fish

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Lori Barzvi

The beauty product entrepreneur on loss, taking risks, and why the day after Yom Kippur is her favorite

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jessica Mitrani

The Colombia-born artist and filmmaker on Hebrew school in Bogota, escaping to New York, and celebrating her ‘Jew ‘fro’

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Iris Bahr

The American comedian on being ‘too Israeli’ or ‘too American,” growing up in the Bronx and Tel Aviv, and why Passover is her favorite Jewish holiday

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With David Broza

The legendary Israeli singer-songwriter, activist, and self-proclaimed ‘wandering Jew’ on growing up in Madrid under Franco, his favorite American poets, and why he loves all holidays (and not just Jewish ones)

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Andres Levin

The Grammy Award-winning producer, filmmaker, and philanthropist on his family’s escape to Buenos Aires from Berlin in the 1930s, and splitting time between New York City and Havana

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Maira Kalman

The writer and illustrator on celebrating Judaism, the ‘magical place’ that is Tel Aviv, and why it’s essential to have a sense of humor

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Titi Aynaw

The first Ethiopian-born Jew to become Miss Israel on racism, paying it forward, and Israel’s power to unite different groups of people

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Joy Ladin

The writer and scholar on transgender issues in the Orthodox community, inclusion, and why Yom Kippur is her favorite Jewish holiday

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Deborah Lipstadt

The historian, professor, and author on the importance of calling out Holocaust revisionist bullies, being portrayed on-screen by Rachel Weisz, and her favorite pair of oxfords

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Paige Dylan

The screenwriter and unlikely Dylan relative talks about wanting to convert to Judaism, her favorite Jewish holiday, and why she hates social media

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Chemda

The Queens-based podcaster, singer, and author on her love of sleepovers, the importance of women speaking their minds, and the illusion of tradition

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jeffrey Kalinsky

The fashion director and boutique owner talks about his love of vintage tees, the importance of long-term fundraising for charities, and why Rosh Hashanah is his favorite Jewish holiday

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Rachel Weisz

The Academy Award-winning actress and star of ‘Denial’ talks about her love for Simchat Torah, where to get the best heels, and her parents, who are both Holocaust survivors

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