Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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Puttin’ on the Schvitz

Daniel Brenner, the rabbi and musician behind Klezmer Aerobics, hopes to have you schvitzin’ like it’s the 1880s

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A Tale of Two Ads

Hillary Clinton could learn a thing or two from Bernie Sanders’s newest ad, which continues his campaign’s messaging of ‘people first’

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Likud MK: Palestinians Can’t Even Pronounce ‘Palestine’

A Knesset plenary got heated after Likud MK Anat Berko called pronunciation into a discussion about a two-state solution

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Ted Nugent Isn’t Just an Anti-Semitic Halfwit. He’s Also Bad for Guns.

The rocker’s latest vile campaign targets Jews, but it hurts Second Amendment supporters most

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The Nevada Democratic Caucuses Are Scheduled for Shabbat, Which Could Disenfranchise Many Jewish Voters

Nevada is home to over 76,000 Jews, many of them observant. Yet the state’s upcoming Democratic caucuses are scheduled on Shabbat even as viable alternative times are available.

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Russ & Daughters Expands While Aiming to Preserve Its Roots

In addition to its two Lower East Side locations, the legendary New York appetizing shop will soon open a kosher café and a 14,000-sq.-foot manufacturing and retail location in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard

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Bernie Sanders Becomes the First Jew to Win a Presidential Primary

Bernie Sanders made history with a huge win over Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary. How have other Jewish politicians stacked up in their bids for the White House?

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New Congressional Bill Supports States Fighting BDS

The Combating BDS Act of 2016 will support states’ right to cut ties with companies boycotting or divesting from Israel. It is slated to be introduced on Wednesday.

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Hasidic Residents in Bloomingburg, NY, Will Soon Be Able to Cast Ballots in Yiddish

The change comes as part of a larger settlement between the Sullivan County Board of Elections and a group of Hasidic residents of Bloomingburg, who had alleged discrimination and voter disenfranchisement

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‘Israel Story’ is Coming to New York and Florida

Now is your chance to see ‘Israel Story’ live, during a special set of shows centered around Valentine’s Day

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Black Jews You Should Know, Part 2

Black History Month 5776 continues with mini-profiles of seven inspiring Jews, from actress Sophie Okonedo to author James McBride

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Rock That Tallit

Fashion icons—from Vogue magazine to A$AP Rocky—are embracing Jewish-related sartorial choices. Other companies are just screwing it up. For better or worse, it’s time to embrace our beautiful religious garments.

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St. Louis Exhibit Highlights the Legendary Women of Chess

A new exhibit at the St. Louis Chess Hall of Fame, called ‘Her Turn: Revolutionary Women of Chess’, features many of the greatest female chess players in history

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‘If Possible, Not Jewish’

A 2015 job posting for a graphic designer in France listed a peculiarly specific—and discriminatory—characteristic in its search for the right candidate

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Numerous Jewish Schools in Britain Receive Pre-recorded Bomb Threats

Alarming calls are being made to many schools in Britain, but they are believed to be a hoax

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Mardi Gras With a Side of Kosher Beignets

Meet Gabe Greenberg, the New Orleans rabbi who gives Café du Monde its kosher certification

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When Bernie Met Larry

Dreams were fulfilled on this weekend when Bernie Sanders and Larry David acted in the same sketch on ‘SNL’

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New York to Ban ‘Hateful’ Gay Conversion Therapies

Governor Andrew Cuomo moves forward, Oklahoma and Michigan move backward

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How to Hack Birthright

New web series ‘Avi Does the Holy Land’ satirizes the Birthright experience

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Wanna Get Smart and Rich? Tap the Jews!

A murky Ponzi scheme duped Chinese citizens into believing they could gain wisdom—and money!—through the utmost purveyors of both: Jews

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Bernie Sanders, Demystified and Heartfelt

We learned quite a lot about the presidential hopeful on Thursday, including the identity of the mystery kibbutz he visited in the ’60s

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Garbage Pail Kids Are Still a Hoot

The Topps Company has released a series featuring five of the presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

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Talking Israeli Politics? There’s a Dialect for That

In Israel, a common language does not mean a common dialogue. And Israelis love to argue. Here’s a linguistic guide to help you traverse those moments.

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Israeli-Arab MKs Meet With Families of Palestinian ‘Martyrs’

Last year, two Palestinians shot and stabbed passengers on a public bus in Jerusalem. One of the terrorists was killed, and his father wants his body returned. So he’s turned to three MKs for help.

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Black Jews You Should Know, Part 1

They’re cool and all, but you won’t find Drake, Slash, or Rashida Jones on this list

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One Last Accused Nazi—in Queens

Jakiw Palij, a former guard at the Trawniki concentration camp, immigrated to the U.S. in 1949 as a refugee of war. Now 92, he lives in Queens and is believed to be the last ex-Nazi living in the U.S.

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The ’90s Called: Two Bernie Sanders Movie Cameos

Watch the Vermont Senator pass out candy on Halloween, and play a ranting, baseball-loving rabbi

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Watch Hillary Clinton’s Revealing Answer to a Rabbi’s Question About Humility

The presidential frontrunner was asked an unusually personal question by a rabbi in the audience during Wednesday’s Democratic town hall

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‘Your Average, Everyday Jewish Mother’

‘Jane Got a Gun’ star Natalie Portman cares about others

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Not a Victory

Why Israel’s decision to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Kotel is actually a defeat

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