Hiring others to live the Jewish lives we can’t be bothered to lead ourselves

Enjoy Tablet’s star-worthy coverage of Independence Day

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A Fourth of July Playlist For All

Good tunes, curated for a festive barbecue or a well-deserved weekend on your couch

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20 Years Later, a Follow-Up to ‘Welcome to the Dollhouse’

Director Todd Solondz will finally introduce us to a grown-up Dawn Weiner, the nerdy, Jewish, and unredeemably pathetic star of his best film to-date

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Celebrity Livin': Mariah Carey Dines With Netanyahus, Yachts Around Mediterranean

‘I waited many years to come here, and I am very moved’

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Patents … There’s a Great Future in Patents.

The Patent Office is a repository of Jewish innovation, from the baseball cap-cum-yarmulke to the KosherSwitch

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How To Make Fessenjan, a Sweet and Savory Persian Stew

Video: Pomegranates, turmeric, and ground walnuts evoke the flavors of the old Silk Road

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The Talmud as Fossil Record of Ancient, Everyday Jewish Life and Idioms

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ study, why vows are hardly sacred, and why circumcision is the most glorious of rituals

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Woo! Woo! Statue of Liberty in Sheepshead Bay!

A Jewish refugee from Uzbekistan had an American Dream

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Will Israel Save America?

Without a sense of exceptionalism, a country of chosen people cannot prosper

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Snap-Back: A Journey Through Iranian Sanctions Evasion in Georgia

The fantasy is that sanctions halt economies. The reality is that enforcement requires tedious bookkeeping, painstaking forensic work, and the ability to stay a step ahead of experienced middlemen.

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A Day in the Life of Lipa Schmeltzer, Ex-Ultra-Orthodox Celebrity

From the confines of Skverer Hasidism to Columbia University and fashion eyewear shops, the singer and Internet sensation isn’t slowing down soon

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Another Tale of Love and Darkness

In Jessamyn Hope’s evocative debut novel, ‘Safekeeping,’ people are as beautiful and as vexed as the history with which they struggle

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Dry

Tablet Original Fiction: ‘Ruth had always assumed she’d die a one-man virgin.’