Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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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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Future of Manchester’s Historic Reform Synagogue in Question

A plan to build skyscrapers necessitates the demoliltion of the city center’s only shul, which the congregation supports. But England’s heritage lobby feels the new real estate would ‘harm’ Manchester’s character.

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Public School, Bibi, and Sports: Letters to the Editor

Comments from our readers on Betsy DeVos and the Talmud, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the Trump White House

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Rabbi Marvin Tokayer Honored for Lifetime of Service Between Jewish and Japanese Communities

Tokayer and his wife were sent to Japan by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967: ‘We went for two years and forgot to come home.’

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Star Chef Offers Israeli-Hungarian Fusion in New York

At a special, six-course dinner at the Hungarian Consulate, Yossi Elad married the flavors of Jerusalem with the foods of his youth

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Nir Hod

The Israeli artist on his creative process, the importance of conflict in art, and why he’ll never eat gefilte fish and lox

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Love Ensemble

At Carnegie Hall, a touching symphony reminded me of my late father, Gustav Mahler, and the Jewish principle, ‘ahavat ha’ger’—love of the stranger

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No, Trump Did Not Withdraw U.S. Support For the Two-State Solution

An overeager media, searching for signs of a dramatic Trump shift on Israel that hasn’t come, reported one that hasn’t even materialized

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Trump Fumbles Yet Another Opportunity to Address Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism

Wanting an ‘easy question,’ President Trump told a Jewish reporter to ‘sit down’ after he mentioned concerns over the ‘uptick’ in anti-Jewish incidents in the U.S.

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Knesset to Offer Yiddish Course to MKs

Shas MK Ya’akov Margi has initiated language classes in Mughrabi, and now in Yiddish. Soon, a Ladino course will be offered.

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From ISIS to Populism: Nazi Propaganda Exhibit Assumes Evolving Meaning in Paris

A year after its first Paris showing, insights provided by a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum have evolved, as terrorism and the rise of nationalism remain key issues around the world

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Can You Feel the Love?

A Pew poll suggests that Jews spark high feelings of ‘warmth’ among—and compared to—other religious groups

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