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 Budd Friedman

The stand-up impresario on giving Andy Kaufman his first big break, chasing a rat with a baseball bat, and making comedy cool

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with David Adelman

The real estate mogul on remembering the Holocaust, giving back to the community, and having great hair

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Ellen Kassoff

The celebrated chef on a seder for vegans, cooking for Barack and Michelle, and whether or not she’ll serve a meal to President Trump

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Bee Chang

The writer and beauty guru on auditioning for ‘Miss Saigon,’ Asian scent culture, and her favorite Israeli kid show

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Barry Weissler

The legendary theater producer on making it on Broadway, fighting bulls in Tijuana, and breaking bread with DeNiro

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Alexander Drexler

The menswear maestro on designing the perfect shirt, the pleasures of iced tea, and the real story behind Gap Kids

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Lily Koppel

The best-selling novelist on dumpster diving, what’s in the astronauts’ wives’ closets, and almost going on a date with Tony Soprano

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Elizabeth Wood

The director and screenwriter on playing in the sandbox with Anne Frank, converting Elizabeth Taylor, and being the non-Jewish heir to the legacy of one of the most important rabbis in modern history

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Noam Dworman

The king of comedy on the best table in the house, political correctness, and who’s to blame for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Ricky Manne

The South African art dealer talks about why he went into the business, why he doesn’t eat shellfish and bacon, and how his family ‘escaped’ the Holocaust

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Alon Shaya

The James Beard Award-winning chef on cooking for his dying grandmother, launching his career in Home Ec class, and where to eat in New York right now

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Peter Grosz

The actor on seeing Don Rickles, being Mike Pence, and the most awful place on earth

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Lilit Marcus

The travel writer on whether or not deaf people count in Jewish law, the allure of feminist cat-sitters, and why she always keeps a copy of Tefilat HaDerech in her purse

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Matt Pomerantz

New York’s bagel king on going from global equity derivative operations to everything with schmear, running a family business, and Debbie Harry’s bialys

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Bliss Lau

The jewelry designer on Jade, Jewish husbands, and haggling with cabbies in Tel Aviv

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Ilana Becker

The actress and comedian on IBS, the importance of Yom Kippur, and her incredibly brave nephew

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Scott Feldman

The celebrity chef super-manager on starting from the bottom, great restaurants, and why he’s a ‘glutton’ for jarred gefilte fish

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Meredith Waga Perez

The New York-based florist on keeping secrets, volunteering at a New Jersey iris garden, and getting in touch with her roots in Israel

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Elinor Carucci

The award-winning Israeli photographer on learning from her mother, eating oshpelo, and the importance of having empathy for whomever is in front of her camera lens

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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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