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20170114WE

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At Long Last, ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing a show at JCC Manhattan on January 25 with three very special guests

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20170113C

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Kompromat vs. Maskirovka

Whether Putin has compromising material on Trump or not, he has already succeeded in compromising America’s political culture

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How Musician Meir Banai Reflected Israeli Culture’s Recent Return to Jewish Tradition

Banai, who died yesterday at 55, was part of a wave of Israeli artists who derived meaning and inspiration from religious texts their secular Zionist forebears had spurned

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German Court Rules Synagogue Burning Is Merely Anti-Israel Criticism, Not Anti-Semitism

If attacking Europe’s Jews over the purported acts of Middle Eastern Jews isn’t the definition of historical anti-Semitism, what is?

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Victoria Cook

The New York superlawyer talks about her eclectic religiosity without God, explains why she fears left-wing anti-Semitism more than the right-wing variety, and admits her unusual love of gefilte fish

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The Anthropological Case of Bibi Netanyahu

Is there anything behind repeated criminal allegations against the prime minister? Depends on your definition of ‘anything.’

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20170113A

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Hillaryland

‘I was struck by the fervent hatred many Sanders supporters maintained for Hillary Clinton.’

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First-Person Politics: Dispatch From Trumpville

‘In retrospect, I clearly ignored too much of my own anecdotal evidence.’

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The Dark Irony of a Jewish Country Club’s Debate Over Whether to Admit President Obama

Historically, Jewish country clubs were founded precisely because other clubs kept Jews out

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20170112B

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Have a Plan to Fight Hate Online? You Could Win a $35,000 Grant. Here’s How.

The Anti-Defamation League and the Natan Fund are teaming up to fund anti-bigotry entrepeneurs

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Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced: Read the Best Children’s and Young Adult Literature of 2016

The Association of Jewish Libraries announces its picks for the year’s best children’s books

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Seven Civil Rights Heroes to Teach Your Kids About

Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.

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Here’s Looking at You, Kinder

This week on Unorthodox, Lynn Harris on comedy empowering women and author Robert Wright on Buddhism

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20170112A

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Israeli Police Reportedly Have Recordings of Netanyahu Negotiating a Bribe With a Media Mogul

A House of Cards-like scandal is rocking Israel and Netanyahu. Previous ones have failed to take him down. Could this one be different?

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20170111C

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Nazis Claim a Sci-Fi Director Made a Film About a Global Jewish Conspiracy. He Didn’t—But Watch Anyway.

Anti-Semites have wrongly tried to appropriate John Carpenter’s work. In actuality, one of his most iconic films is also his most Jewish.

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20170111B

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards

‘Israel’ writer Daniel Gordis, novelist Michael Chabon, poet Stanley Moss, and children’s author Deborah Levy are among this year’s honorees

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Anti-Russia

Liberty and servitude in the new philo-czarist age

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A Temple in Time

When the news became too much to bear, I tried observing an ‘internet Shabbat,’ where I could unplug one day a week. It didn’t quite work as planned.

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20170111A

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Another Strand in the Tapestry

Who is behind Trump’s political data analytics company?

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Roman Catholic Church To Finance Synagogue and Heritage Center for Palermo’s Jewish Community

Five centuries after the expulsion of Jews from Sicily, Jewish life in Palermo is looking up