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Israeli Burgers Take L.A.

Hamburger chain Burgerim opens its first American store, serving fast food with a Middle Eastern twist

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The Jewish Brando

John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride

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Viva Pastrami!

A Jewish deli favorite endures in a Mexican-American neighborhood that was once L.A.’s Lower East Side

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Counting on the Jewish Vote in Los Angeles

In the race to become the next mayor, candidates play up their Jewish cred

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Jewish Conversion: The Billy Joel Experiment

Part II: “Los Angelenos”

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Stuck in La La Land

An Israeli reality TV show sends hopeful Mizrahi pop stars to California to chase the American Dream

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Organizing Life Around Hamas

In 2007, I traveled to Sderot to make a film. Months later, I made it my home—and Gaza my neighbor.

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The Doctor and the Rabbi

Tablet Original Fiction: When a man of science loves a woman of God, what lies between them?

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David Horowitz Is Homeless

The 1960s radical decades ago switched his politics, fleeing the New Left to become a conservative provocateur. Then the right wing left him behind.

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The Rescuer

Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis. Why was he forgotten?

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Modern Love

Brooklyn-born photographer Julius Shulman, the subject of two recent books, captured Los Angeles’ development into a center of modernism

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One for All

Agenda: Sol Lewitt and Talmudic debate in New York, Jonathan Safran Foer reinterpreted in North Carolina, Chagall in Canada, and more

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Film Theory

Agenda: Tovah Feldshuh gets old, New York City dines out for farmers, the Klezmatics play Prague, and more

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In the End, He Got Himself a Pool

Today on Tablet

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Burial Plots

At the newly trendy Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where half of the graves belong to Jews, a long history of criminal association lives on

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Oh, L.A.!

Seriously, like the most L.A. thing you’ll ever read

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There’s a Freeway Running Along the Eruv

No word on whether it moves west down Ventura Boulevard

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Sexual Healing

Doreen Seidler-Feller, a Los Angeles psychologist, observant Jew, and rabbi’s wife, has a thriving practice as a sex therapist to the Orthodox

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Persian Gulf

Thirty years after the Islamic Revolution made them exiles, the Persian Jews of Los Angeles are split in new ways by an old question: how much to hold on to religious and cultural traditions forged in a country that now hates them

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The Other League

The short-lived American Football League, merged into the NFL after Super Bowl IV, invented the modern media spectacle that is pro football. And three Jews invented the show that was the AFL.

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Sundown: Is Iran Ready To Deal?

Plus Allen is back and more Jewish than ever, and more

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Daybreak: Enter Barak, Bearing Messages

Plus the freeze truly will end in Sept., and more in the news

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The Evolution of the Jewish Asshole

Morris Dickstein on ‘Greenberg’

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Iran Points Finger at California

Says U.S. harbors terrorists in L.A.

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Little Tunisia

Chef Alain Cohen brings a taste of North Africa to Los Angeles

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Sundown: Goldstein Versus Goldstone

Plus kids in government, Nimoy’s exit, and more

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Sundown: Unkosher Jews and a Kosher Christian

Plus one gate opens and another closes in Jerusalem

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Daybreak: Mixed Messages on Israel’s Independence Day

Promises, moodiness, and pressure

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Top Hamantashen

After a painstaking survey, Tablet Magazine awards title for nation’s tastiest triangular treat

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Sundown: New Evidence Against Molester Mondrowitz

Plus Margolick on Kristol, Phil Jackson on mitzvot, and more