Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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The Newly Relevant Case for Liberal Zionism

In the wake of attacks from both the alt-right the left, what we can learn from about the values of nationalism

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RBG’s Tough-as-nails Workout

The verdict is in: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is supremely fit. Here’s how she does it.

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Jewish Ethics and Morality Like You’ve Never Seen Them

Jessica Deutsch’s illustrated Pirkei Avot—a graphic novel of the Mishnaic compilation—provides a gorgeous introduction to one of Judaism’s key texts

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World Chess Hall of Fame to Induct Four New Members. All of Them Are Jewish.

Paula Kalmar-Wolf, Alla Kushnir, Viktor Korchnoi, and Edward Lasker will be honored in a March 28 ceremony in St. Louis

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The People’s Justice

The son of European Jewish immigrants, Joseph A. Wapner became a television star presiding over ‘The People’s Court.’ He died over the weekend at 97.

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Welcoming Masha Leon to Tablet

Our newest columnist brings her legendary society pieces to The Scroll

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On ‘Girls,’ Hannah Has a Strange Encounter With a Dubious Writer

Clutching a Philip Roth novel, Hannah finds herself in a precarious situation with a disreputable author she admires

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DIY Judaism

‘The Jewish Catalog’—a quasi-hip, countercultural book of how-to Judaism—was all the rage in the Seventies. How does it hold up now?

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The Oscars Got it Right, Even When Things Went So Wrong

And the Academy Award for ‘Best Comeback’ goes to… the Academy

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Oscar Winner Reminds Us Why Jewish Moms Are the Best

After winning an Oscar for Best Original Song—’City of Stars’ from ‘La La Land’—lyricist Benj Pasek thanked his mom for letting him ‘quit the JCC soccer team to be in a school musical.’

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Someone Asked the Internet Why Their iPhone Slows Down After They Criticize Israel

‘This is a serious question,’ the conspiracy theorist explained

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When Populists Have a Point

Many knee-jerk criticisms misconstrued Donald Trump’s comments about ‘last night in Sweden.’ The Scandinavian country has its own set of problems related to immigration and crime.

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New York Governor Announces New Initiatives to Fight ‘Explosion’ of Hate Crimes, Anti-Semitism

Andrew Cuomo: ‘There is no place for hate or discrimination or bigotry in New York’

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Paying it Forward—With Chocolate

An East Village confectionery has a ‘Mitzvah Wall,’ where people buy sweets for strangers who are having a hard time in life

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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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Yiddish Opera To Premiere in Havana

‘Hatuey: Memory of Fire,’ written by composer Frank London of the Klezmatics, tells the story of a Ukrainian refugee who falls in love with a revolutionary Taíno singer

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Orthodox Jewish Hedge-Fund Exec Suspended Without Pay for Publicly Criticizing His Trump Mega-Donor Boss

David Magerman, a top patron of Philadelphia’s Jewish schools and institutions, was punished for criticizing his employer, Robert Mercer

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Paula Abdul to Play Paula Abdul in New TV Pilot

The comedy will feature a ‘girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia’ who wants to be a Laker Girl, just like her idol

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Vice President Pence Helps to Repair Desecrated Jewish Cemetery Near St. Louis

In joining Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, Pence’s efforts were a mitzvah

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Adam Sandler’s New Movie Pays Homage to 1990s L.A.

In ‘Sandy Wexler,’ the comedian plays a Los Angeles talent manager with a crush on his client

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Moral Equivalence Is Our New Religion

That brutal history of suspicion and conflict between Jews and Catholics? It’s a wash, according to ‘The New York Times.’

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Support Pours In for Vandalized Jewish Cemetery Near St. Louis

J.K. Rowling, the Imam of St. Louis, and Missouri’s Jewish Governor have all voiced their concerns, preached unity

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High-Fructose Holiday

Peeps Oreos are here and they are giving Easter a bad reputation

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An Inspiration in the Kitchen

Pearl Nathan, the mother of Tablet food columnist Joan Nathan, dies at 103

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A Nostalgic Visit to Philadelphia’s American Jewish History Museum

I experienced a poignant, personal moment when one exhibit made mention of my New Jersey summer camp

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An Exquisite Viennese Gala; Memories of Schwarzenegger

The 62nd Viennese Opera Ball in New York City, a lavish affair, celebrated Leonard Bernstein and Johann Strauss. And there was cake.

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Hope Springs Fraternal

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans with his friend, DeMarcus ‘Boogie’ Cousins

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Zahav Chef Michael Solomonov a Semifinalist for James Beard Award

Tova du Plessis, the Jewish owner of South Philadelphia’s Essen Bakery, has also been nominated for Outstanding Baker

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Mash-up of Alex Trebek Rapping Drake (and Desiigner and Weezy and Kayne) Lyrics Will Make You Smile

Trebek spits hot fiya—about starting from the bottom, buying choppers, and pandas

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Homer Vs. Abe, Tarkatower Vs. Botvinnik

This week’s episode of ‘The Simpsons’ featured a duel between father and son, played as a reenactment of a 1936 game between legendary Jewish grandmasters

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