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Farewell to the Scion of The Strand

Remembering Fred Bass, who shepherded an iconic New York City bookstore to greatness

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A Conversation with Mary Peldman, the New Principal of The Sephardic Academy

“Studying some of the classic Sephardic books has opened us up to a range of different approaches and pedagogic models”

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I Wanna Be Your Goyfriend

Rokhl’s Golden City: Plans for the ‘day of immense goyish significance,’ and other klezmatic holiday delights

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Rokhl’s Khanike Gift List for the Yiddishist in Your Life

Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher

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Jews, the Smartest Stupid People on Earth

An amputated leg, a bitten-off penis, a 600-pound wrestler, and the great tonsil riot, among other examples of humanity’s glorious ineptitude, in ‘Bad Rabbi: And Other Strange But True Stories from the Yiddish Press’

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Faith in Fashion, a Conference For Chic and Modest Jewish Women, Convenes in New York

Designers, stylists, and bloggers meet to talk style and spirituality

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Smoke in the Air

In the ‘cosmic and frightening’ Sapir Prize-winning The Ruined House, by Israeli expatriate Ruby Namdar, the secular modern world and the ancient divine mysteries coexist

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Can Officially Sanctioned Soviet Yiddish Culture Be Cool? Where Are the Queers? And Other Tablet Soviet Week Questions

Rokhl’s Golden City: Jewish Bolsheviks, Yiddish songs, ‘Comrade Stalin,’ and the year that changed the world

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My Life on a Socialist Kibbutz in Brooklyn, and What I Learned There

Looking back on an American and Jewish experiment in communal living

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John V. Lindsay Builds a Sukkah

How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics

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Whitman and the American Revelation

The epiphany that led to a national literature’s single greatest achievement: tucked in a prosaic, newly discovered early novel are the seeds of ‘Leaves of Grass’

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Citizens Transformed Into Raging Animals, in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: New Yiddish Rep’s version of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, and a trombonist extraordinaire at KlezKanada

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Leave Peter Stuyvesant Alone!

I’m all for a good statue removal, but erasing the memory of New York’s anti-Semitic founding father is silly

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Summer in the Golden City

Rokhl’s Golden City: Get out while you still can. Hit the Yiddish hills, escape into ’80s TV (when Russians were Russians and women wrestled), or just flee to Canada.

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My Own Private Tisha B’Av: The Chinese Restaurant

There’ll never be a Moo Goo Gai Pan quite like Schmulka Bernstein’s

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Yiddish Mumblecore

Rokhl’s Golden City: The ethnographic impulse in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s ‘must-see’ film, Menashe

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At Our Absolute Worst

Marco Roth talks to, yells at, and pleads with Joshua Cohen about his new novel, ‘Moving Kings’

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July 25: Join Us For ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing another show at JCC Manhattan, with special guests Haroon Moghul and Harry Enten

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A Taste of Jewish New York

While some tours take visitors to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, these guides lead tourists to the city’s best bagels and babkas

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Moving Kings

In an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s new novel, David King rules his domain

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Call a Cab, Let’s Get Some Bamba: Letters to the Editor

Comments from our readers on Yiddish translations of ‘O Canada,’ Israel’s favorite snack, and driving Mickey Mantle around New York City

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The 44-year-old Israeli MMA Fighter With a Magen David Tattoo on His Elbow

In the twilight of his career, Haim Gozali hopes to bring the ruckus to Madison Square Garden Saturday night for Bellator 180

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‘The Best Musicians Make Tasty Cholent’

The Yiddish Soul festival in Central Park featured classic acts like The Maccabeats and Klezmatics—and lots of tefillin, davening, and Talmud study

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Manhattan Street Named After Elie Wiesel

A section of West 84th Street is now known as Elie Wiesel Way, in honor of ‘the most eloquent voice for peace in our world’

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LGBT Contingent ‘Infiltrated’ by Protesters at Celebrate Israel Parade

The LGBT group was a ‘carefully chosen target,’ said a director at Jewish Voice for Peace, which organized the anti-Israel demonstration on Sunday

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Teenager Arrested, Charged With Arson in NYC Synagogue Fire

It is not being investigated as a bias crime, according to a report

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Some Reflections on Chaim Potok’s ‘The Chosen’

The novel, published 50 years ago today, shaped the American Jewish encounter with Hasidism and Orthodoxy, while giving a pretty good play-by-play account of a baseball game

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Fabulous Fixer

‘Norman,’ starring Richard Gere, is an absorbing film about a Jewish connector who’s looking for an honest piece of the action—and finds one

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Cook Like Your Bubbe

Haven’s Kitchen in Manhattan employs an old-world pedagogy: cooking with intuition. The school’s methodology—and recipes—are now collected in a cookbook.

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