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Sondheim Blasts Gaga’s Oscars Performance

And—cautiously, tremulously—Rachel Shukert offers a dissent

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Last-Minute Purim Costumes: A Guide for the Perplexed

Embrace your laziness! Repurpose the crap you already have at home!

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Tablet Playlist: The Perfect Bar Mitzvah Mix

New music from Lady Gaga, Drake, and the Killers

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The Rock Star’s Guide to Eating, Praying, and Loving in the High Security State of Israel

Why Justin Bieber, Elton John, Madonna, and, yes, Alicia Keys, love to play Tel Aviv—and why Israel loves them back

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Born To Bully

Instead of preaching kindness, we should realize, as the Bible did long ago, that we’re all bullies—and that the best advice is to give in to that reality

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Mourning in America

The awkward tribute to the late Whitney Houston at the Grammys proves that the country still hasn’t learned how to mourn properly. But Judaism has.

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Sundown: Mossad Posed as CIA

Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more

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Top 10 Jewish Twitterers

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s got the most followers of them all?

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Out There

The Young Professionals, the latest dance-music venture from Israeli pop star Ivri Lider, are deadly serious about their fun

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Sundown: What About Gaza?

Plus the French surrender, Eric Cantor shuns pro-Israel letter, and more

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Seriously Groggy

The Purim tradition of drowning out Haman’s name with noise dates back to medieval times. But in our increasingly cacophonous lives, an illustrator wonders: Does the grogger need to be reinvented?

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The Fires Next Time

As Egyptians rejoice in toppling the Mubarak regime and rebel forces in Libya threaten Qaddafi’s hold on power, a writer wonders: What will the next revolutions be?

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Gaga Goes Jewish

Videos that’ll make you want to crawl under your kippah

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Sundown: Rep. Cantor Points to His Heritage

Plus Bibi’s missing counter-offer, and more

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Sundown: Israel vs. Sweden

Organ harvesting, Lady Gaga, and an Orthodox woman cop