How Streisand Got Her Start

A new biography of the singer, performing in Brooklyn this week, tells how a penniless teen got her star born

Sundown: Turkey, Iran Dip Into Syrian Uprising

Plus Bar Refaeli wants to make a sex tape

The Way Marvin Hamlisch Was

The son of Viennese refugees from Hitler, the gifted, menschy composer wrote the ultimate survivor’s song

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

The widely-celebrated composer was 68.

Barbra Back in Brooklyn?

A suggested setlist for her potential triumphant homecoming

If Russ & Daughters Made Nail Polish

Introducing the latest in carbohydrate-friendly design

100 Greatest Jewish Films

Schindler’s List is astoundingly stupid, Inglourious Basterds is cartoonishly potent, and more in our list of the greatest Jewish movies of all time

Game On

In the new Jewish Edition of the word-guessing game Taboo, developed by two twentysomethings and a Jewish-games company, clues lean a little bit Zionist, and “Adam Sandler” was deemed too secular

It Happened On Their Birthdates

Jewish history, the day you were born

Streisand and Rogen as Mother and Son?

Streisand and Rogen as mother and son

Your State Dinner Hu’s Who

Meet the Jews of America’s ruling class

Sundown: Gaza’s ‘Planned’ Economy

Plus Mama Streisand, Judah Magnes, and more

Songs of Songs

What are the 100 greatest Jewish songs ever? Tablet Magazine’s musicologists rank them all, from sacred to pop to hip-hop, from Rabbi Akiva to Amy Winehouse.

Santa Pause

What are Jewish parents to do when every show on television drips with Christmas cheer? Here are four strategies for managing your children’s expectations in this most un-Jewish time of year.

Sundown: Bibi’s Coalition Blues

Plus Ike Davis’ amazin’ lineage, and more

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