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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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David Rothenberg’s Fortune

A former Broadway publicist dedicates his life to helping ex-convicts find their way after prison

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Danya Shults Wants Your Jewish Experiences To Be Fun, Convenient, and Hip

The Brooklyn-based marketing professional created her Arq brand to cultivate Jewish community in New York and beyond— for everybody

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Lee Brozgol

The artist and social worker on residing on the Lower East Side, making ‘death head masks,’ and being shielded from anti-Semitism as a kid in Chicago

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Etan Patz Trial Finally Comes to a Close

A jury has found Pedro Hernandez guilty of kidnapping and murdering Etan Patz, 38 years after he went missing

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Blizzard Can’t Stop Brooklyn From Getting Its Challah On

Jewish unity was on display in Crown Heights—all in the name of braided bread

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Depression Classic

Daphne Merkin’s alarmingly powerful memoir, ‘This Close to Happy,’ delves into the childhood wreckage and adult emptiness of ‘the process of depression’

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‘Visionary’ Pop-up Exhibit in NYC Showcases Art Shoes Inspired by Israel’s Famed Bezalel Academy

The show at Parasol Projects Gallery on the Bowery would make even Cinderella kvell

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Yiddish and Galas With Mary Tyler Moore

In the ’90s, Mary Tyler Moore and I would socialize and dance the hora at Jewish galas around New York City. We spoke a little Yiddish, too.

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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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Once Upon a Time in the Jewish Ghetto

A new exhibit at the Museum at Eldridge Street showcases ‘The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards’

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NYPD’s Chief Rabbi Honored for 50 Years of Service

Alvin Kass is the first chaplain in NYPD history to become a three-star chief

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The Dreidel-Straddling Schlep Sisters Are a Hanukkah Miracle

Burlesque duo Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonka are performing on Christmas Eve in New York City

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Specters of the Skyline

Peering into, and through, the ghostly new Brooklyn

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Andres Levin

The Grammy Award-winning producer, filmmaker, and philanthropist on his family’s escape to Buenos Aires from Berlin in the 1930s, and splitting time between New York City and Havana

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World-Class Chess, World-Class Design

Design firm Pentagram created the chess set being used in the World Chess Championship. It also designs Tablet’s print magazine.

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Anti-Semitism Is Back?

Those of us in the Hasidic community know that it never went away

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The Sleek, Hard-Fought World Chess Championship Is Locked Up After Four Games

Defending champion Magnus Carlsen has his hands full with his pugnacious challenger, Sergey Karjakin of Russia, who badly wants to bring a title back home

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It’s ‘Giuliani Time’ for America: A Tablet Post-Election Roundtable

Kurt Andersen, Paul Berman, David Samuels, and Sean Wilentz talk Giuliani’s New York and Trump’s America

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A Beloved Jewish Mural Is Whitewashed, and the Lower East Side Mourns

Residents of a storied Jewish neighborhood in New York City are furious after a developer failed to inform the community of its plans to erase a historic mural

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An Eternal Friendship

How an unlikely business meeting on 9/11 grew into a brotherhood, forged by Torah and the practice of Judaism

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No More Monster Sandwiches: New York’s Famed Carnegie Deli Is Closing

Time for a rewrite of Adam Sandler’s ‘Hanukkah Song’—and a successor to those delicious, mile-high kosher-style sandwiches

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