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Immaterial Girl

Madonna, Kabbalah, and me

Barbie, Daughter of Ruth

Tiffany Shlain reaches back to the Pleistocene era to explain assimilation in America

Ghetto Music

When Italians fell for klezmer, Francesco Spagnolo tuned them in to the forgotten sounds of their own people


A comedienne’s special kind of holiday cheer

Pulling Out the Stops

The rise and fall of the synagogue organ

From Bukhara With Love

The music of central Asia by way of Queen

The Little Believer

What’s a secular couple to do when their 6-year-old gets into religion?

Block Buster

Jonathan Rosen talks about the tortured vision of Henry Roth. With a reading from Call It Sleep.

Playing the Jester

From the archives: Jackie Hoffman tells two stories about Jews and Jesus

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