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In Wine, Truth

A postcard leads to a discovery of a Jewish family’s lost vineyard in Hungary

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Kobayashi Maru

What ‘Star Trek’ can teach us about no-win situations

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The Hot Seat

This week on Unorthodox: ‘Employee of the Month’ host Catie Lazarus and pastor Scott Jones, plus NFL Twitter drama

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Go East, Young Non-Jews!

Birthright Israel inspires other countries to launch diaspora trips

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Tied Up in Knots Over a Goring Ox

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ the Talmud tries to make sense of an incoherent Biblical law about awarding damages

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What’s Your Beef?

A new lawsuit challenges Israeli rules for kosher meat, calling them a corrupt windfall for the Orthodox rabbinate

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The Other Cheek

This week on Unorthodox: Jewish gymnast Aly Raisman is headed to Rio, we talk to a Messianic Jew, and more

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Match My Torah!

Congregations die, and other congregations need their Torah scrolls

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One Law for Jews, Another Law for Gentiles

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ non-Jews are denied equal protection under the rules of the Talmud

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Don’t Be a ‘Bop’

In my family, we had a special three-letter word for stupid people. But where did it come from?

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Return to the Valley of the Dolls

A snazzy reissue celebrates the 50th anniversary of Jacqueline Susann’s classic potboiler

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Life Is a (Soup) Bowl of Cherries

How to make a chilled Hungarian soup that’s perfect for summer

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The Shock of Recognition

As the ‘Daf Yomi’ cycle returns to a familiar anecdote about a camel causing a fire, it reveals the Talmud’s complex web of interlaced elements as more than a compendium of laws

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Celebrating Louis Brandeis

The great progressive fighter became the first Jewish Supreme Court justice 100 years ago this month

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How To Be a Better Ally

In the wake of Orlando, some tips for standing up for the LGBT community

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God of the Poconos

Finding religion at sleepaway camp

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Toward a Taxonomy of Damage

The Talmud is what happens when the laws of the Written Torah are not sufficiently broad or abstract to serve as the basis for a functioning legal system

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Cutting Against the Bias

Yeshiva boy Daniel Friedman once built buildings. Now he builds suits to fit the changing bodies of transgender New Yorkers.

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When ‘Never Forget’ Becomes ‘I Don’t Remember’

My father always told us about how he survived the Holocaust. Now that dementia has taken his memories away, it’s my turn to tell his stories.

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My Father, the Adept

Losing the man I worshipped as a girl

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The Jews of the Canine World

Pit bulls have been unfairly stereotyped as genetically dangerous monsters. Sound familiar?

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In Italy, a Unique Connection Between Women and the Torah

Creating special Torah coverings—often from discarded scraps of fabric—has a long history for Italian women

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Father Figures

This week on Unorthodox, a celebration of an often overlooked, underexamined character: the Jewish dad

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Shavuot Without the Cheese

Food allergies mean I can’t indulge in blintzes and cheesecake. But there are other ways to celebrate the holiday—and find community.

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Tanya’s Story

How a young woman learned the painful lesson that there are times when trying to do what’s ‘right’ can go very, very wrong

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My Son the Doctor Has Chosen the Wrong Profession

So says the Talmud in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’—where rabbis call boys a blessing and daughters a necessary evil and blame their uncontrollable lust for actions befitting a rapist

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Building Social Justice in the Pacific Northwest

In Portland, a gap-year program for high-school graduates connects Jewish learning and community service

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Finding My Jewish Home—in Rome

A trip to Italy helped me connect to my roots in a way I never had in New York or even Jerusalem. Maybe it’s something in my DNA.

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Kosher Food Booms in Panama City

The Central American capital’s Jewish community is still relatively small, but the restaurant scene offers an unusually large range of options

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68 and Counting—Part II

Israel Story continues its journey through Israel’s short, dramatic history

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