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Gelt Trip

Ringing in Hanukkah with writer Jordana Horn Gordon and religion scholar Reza Aslan

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A Place for the Disabled: on Stage and Screen

Jewish organizations are at the forefront of the battle for greater inclusion of people with disabilities, particularly in the performing arts

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The Order of Things

The reasoning behind the Talmud’s categories and sub-categories isn’t always apparent. In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the Talmud wonders about its own organization.

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Fry Up Something New for Hanukkah

Go beyond latkes to a whole world of fritters for the holiday

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Hanger Management

Ep. 115: Mark Bittman’s new cookbook and ‘By the Book’ podcast host Kristen Meinzer on embracing self-help books

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2017

Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!

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A Twist on the Traditional Latke

These aren’t your grandmother’s potato pancakes

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The Taste of My Grandfather’s Youth

How I learned to make ‘foul medemes,’ a fava bean-based dish he ate growing up in Cairo

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The Best WWII Children’s Museum You’ve Never Heard Of

Amsterdam’s Dutch Resistance Museum Junior offers spectacular interactive education

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Farewell to Miki Gurdus, Israel’s National Listener

With a powerful shortwave radio and a battery of TV screens, he broke national news long before the internet, scooping everything from the Entebbe raid to the first Gulf War

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The Diary of the Italian Resistance

Emanuele Artom, a young scholar from Turin, could have become one of the greatest Jewish chroniclers of WWII. He didn’t survive. But his diaries did.

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Movers and Shakers

Episode 114: New York Magazine’s Noreen Malone and feminist author Phyllis Chesler

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The Language of Our Love

Measuring a relationship in poems and tractates of Talmud

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To Flog or Not to Flog

Which sinners are to taste the lash, how many strokes of it, in what circumstances, with what intention, and as just punishment in which cases, and with what exceptions: As always, the Talmud leaves no contingency unaccounted for

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A Recipe for a Sweet Childhood

In ‘Candies From Heaven,’ Israeli food writer Gil Hovav recalls his early years in Jerusalem—and the food that meant the most to him

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How American Jews Adopted—and Adapted—Thanksgiving

Special synagogue services may be a thing of the past but otherwise observing the holiday helped Jews feel like at one with the turkey-loving nation

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How Cranberries Found a Place at the Jewish Table

A New World fruit has been incorporated into Old World recipes, with sweet (and sour) results

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Accident or Crime?

How studying Torah could kill a child, and other lessons in involuntary manslaughter from this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study

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Eggplant: The Next Generation

In Israel, old recipes are deconstructed and transformed into something new

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We’re All Pagans Now

Having largely abandoned our faith in one unifying force, we just call on our demons to defeat the devils summoned by our enemies

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Transgender Jews Find a Place in the Mikveh

Traditional rituals have become more inclusive and embracing

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Waltzing With Hummus

How an Israeli family conquered the Vienna food scene

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On Bearing False Witness

Talmudic rabbis debate what’s to be done with the liars who help hide crimes—and who to believe in such cases—in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’

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Food for Thought

Episode 111: Emma’s Torch founder Kerry Brodie on empowering refugees in the kitchen, and food blogger Lily Diamond on her new cookbook, Kale and Caramel

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From the Maternity Ward to a Luxury Suite

In Israel, more new mothers are opting to spend a few days in upscale ‘baby hotels’ after they give birth

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Peeking Into the World to Come

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis delve into the practical questions around the Jewish afterlife. Like: will it be here on Earth? Will the Messiah be there, or will we be led there by his arrival? And what does redemption look like? Also, is the food kosher there?

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Atlanta Emerges as the Jewish-Foodie Capital of the South

Kosher BBQ, sweet potato cheesecake, and fried chicken Shabbat dinner: The city’s restaurants and food festivals blend religious tradition with Southern innovation

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Dear Lord Rothschild

One hundred years after a single-page letter boosted the Zionist cause and changed the course of Jewish history, Israel Story goes in search of Balfour, and his declaration, in modern-day Israel

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Eye of Newt

Episode 110: Alice Hoffman’s new prequel to ‘Practical Magic,’ and neo-pagan priest and Harvard Divinity student Charles Griggs

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Budapest and Boston: Betwixt and Between

On braiding together and picking apart my Hungarian, American, and Jewish selves

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