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From the Dungeon to the White House—Almost

Jewish dominatrix Tara Indiana is rarely on the bottom—but she was in her presidential race against Donald Trump

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Bridging the Political Divide

From a New York Jewish liberal to everyone on the other side: Our differences are real, but so are our similarities.

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Seven Civil Rights Heroes to Teach Your Kids About

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.

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Here’s Looking at You, Kinder

This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism

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A Temple in Time

When the news became too much to bear, I tried observing an ‘internet Shabbat,’ where I could unplug one day a week. It didn’t quite work as planned.

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The Talmud as Epic

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ brings to life rabbinic heroes on their intellectual battlefield: larger-than-life figures worthy of Greek drama

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The Holocaust History My Family Never Learned

My grandfather lost all his relatives in the Holocaust—and then hid those memories for the rest of his life

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The Colorful World of Jewelry Designer Léa Stein

This French Holocaust survivor has an eye for pattern and a wildly obsessive fan base

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Home Is Where the Mezuzah Is

I had been building a Jewish home with my husband, but now that we’re separated, I’ve had to figure out how to do it on my own

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Finishing the (Black) Hat

In Israel, ultra-Orthodox artists start to make their mark

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Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas

This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees

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The Desert Blooms

Once an afterthought, the Negev today is one of Israel’s top tourist attractions

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The Christmas Cookie That Changed Jewish Lives

Lebkuchen have long been a Christmas treat in Germany. But for two Jewish families fleeing the Nazis, these cookies offered hope for the future in a new country.

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Savory Sufganiyot Offer a Different Taste of Hanukkah

Forget the strawberry filling or the sugary toppings. These savory pastries are stuffed with meat, or fish, or cheese. And they make everything else taste like kids’ stuff.

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Fry Up Something New for Hanukkah

Made with lamb and leeks, savory ‘kiftes’ bring a taste of Macedonia to your holiday table

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Bullies in the Schoolyard

When anti-Semitism is aimed at kids—by other kids—how can parents respond?

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2016

Stories about Noah’s Ark, Jewish weddings, and scientific discovery make perfect Hanukkah gifts

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Praying With Your Body

‘Conscious dance’ hits the Jewish world

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Why the Talmud Allows Jews to Profit Off Gentiles

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, focusing on religious duty over secular egalitarianism

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A Cut Above

This week on Unorthodox, NPR Snap Judgment host Glynn Washington and the butcher committed to ethical kosher meat

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Seven Jewish Heroines Disney Should Make a Movie About

Isn’t it time for some Jewish girls to take their place in the wide world of cartoon princesses?

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Into the Woods

This week on Unorthodox, a Hudson Valley rabbi brings his congregation outdoors

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My Chevruta

Forty years of learning with a partner, and friend, by land or by Skype

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Not in Heaven

Man’s authority to interpret the Torah in a ‘postmagical age’ is the subject of this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ rabbinical debate

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The Days of Early Minyans

Every fall and winter, as sundown comes earlier, the nature of ‘mincha’—when Jews gather to say the afternoon prayers—changes

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Finding Happiness, Beyond the Evil Eye

After years of worrying about what horrible things might happen, I finally learned to be thankful for the life I’ve got right now

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A Sweet Way to Ring in Thanksgiving

It’s not quite a cake, not quite a kugel. But this carrot ring, a classic Midwestern recipe from the 1950s, is worthy of a spot on your holiday table.

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When Friedman Met Friedman

A small coincidence let us start a conversation over Thanksgiving dinner. We’ve been together ever since.

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Green Bean Casserole’s Jewish Pedigree

This traditional Thanksgiving side dish was the creation of food writer Cecily Brownstone. With a small update, it’s perfect for your holiday table, even if you keep kosher.

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Making Millions on a Roll of the Dice

How a rabbi’s son earned his fortune with Yahtzee—and Bingo

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