Periel Aschenbrand, a comedian at heart, is the author of On My Knees: A Memoir and The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own.
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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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The Chosen Ones: An Interview Mathieu Bitton

The photographer and member of the ‘Cool Jew Crew’ who serves as Lenny Kravitz’s personal creative director talks about owning Prince’s rare ‘Black Album,’ the influence of black musicians on his childhood, and why he prefers Yom Kippur

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jonathan Adler

The iconic designer, potter, and author talks about his dichotomous personality, creating a line of mezuzahs, why he supports circumcision, and so much more

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jeff Feuerzeig

The documentarian with a cult following on his new film about literary persona JT LeRoy, his love of Tom Wolfe’s books, and why he’s drawn to Yom Kippur

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Natasha Lyonne

The ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress and Ramaz dropout talks about Yentl, living on sushi and omelets, and what makes her ‘a real blue-chip Ashkenazi Jew’

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Gaby Basora

The New York-based fashion designer and proud mom talks about sharing with grace, ‘Jewish salsa,’ and the advice her 99-year-old grandmother gave her the day her studio burnt down

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Royal Young

The author and voice of the Lower East Side talks about living on Long Island with his grandparents, why New York is no longer kind to artists, and the dubious rabbi who oversaw his bar mitzvah

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jerry Stahl

The novelist and memoirist talks about his obsession with the Holocaust, why he won’t eat gefilte fish, and how he got beaten up as a kid for killing Jesus

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Gelareh Mizrahi

The python handbag designer and soon-to-be mom talks with us about what she wore to her bat mitzvah, her upcoming collection, and her parents—Iranian immigrants who expected Mizrahi to become a lawyer or doctor

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Poppy King

The Australian cosmetics entrepreneur talks with us about letting her hair ‘go Jewish,’ a plastic surgeon’s office on the Upper East Side, and challenging the standards of the beauty industry

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Sigal Avin

The Israeli-American writer and director talks with us about rats on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Larry David, and her favorite Jewish holiday

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