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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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Free Speech and CUNY Anti-Semitism

The nation’s largest higher education institution issues a 24-page report on anti-Semitic behavior among its students and points the way to a saner campus environment

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The Collegiate Sock Fairy Who Warms the Feet of New York’s Homeless

Adina Lichtman started Knock Knock Give a Sock out of her college dorm two years ago. Now, her organization has given out over 50,000 pairs of socks to homeless men and women around the U.S.

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My Husband Quit Smoking, Then He Started Again

And that was fine with me: He was a 20th-century Jew

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Bubbe Lee’s Chicken Soup

A New York City activist runs for office in the district where his Jewish grandmother and Chinese grandfather used to live

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Going to Vancouver

In an excerpt from ‘Meant To Be,’ the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its Museum of Tolerance remembers growing up on the Lower East Side

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Hot Dogs, the Jewish American Fast Food

The rollercoaster history of the wiener in a bun, in new books on the Coney Island institution, Nathan’s Famous

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How a Principal’s Speech About Orlando Is Comforting LGBT Students in Orthodox Schools

Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, principal of Bronx-based SAR Academy, acknowledged the grief of the LGBT community in a speech that went viral on Facebook

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The Touro Vs. Shearith Legal Battle Continues

Around and around we go, as New York’s Congregation Shearith Israel plans to appeal a ruling last month, when it lost control over the oldest synagogue in the U.S.

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An Art Show Offers a Colorful History of New York City in Hats

A look at the history, culture and creativity of millinery in the city—and its Jewish representation

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The Ballad of Huma and Bad, Bad Anthony Weiner

‘Weiner’ is an intimate, unflinching documentary about the former congressman’s doomed 2013 mayoral run, and the people who stuck with him through his Trumpian circus act

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Strolling Through the Lower East Side With ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’

A mother and daughter—both megafans of Sydney Taylor’s timeless kidlit—take a tour of Manhattan’s historic Jewish neighborhood

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New York’s Hummus Hunk

Ohad Fisherman’s $10-a-tub family-recipe hummus is a hot, hot item

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The Four Sons, Reimagined

A gallery in Upper Manhattan is exhibiting works from 11 artists, which resemble interpretations of the story of the Four Sons in the haggadah

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Streit’s Exhibit, Complete With Pink-Gilded Matzo, Ushers in Launch of Documentary

‘Streit’s Matzo and the American Dream’ tells the story of the 90-year-old family-run matzo factory in New York’s Lower East Side, that will soon become condos

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We All Scream For Ice Cream

As Bernie Sanders campaigns hard in New York, Ben and Jerry offered helpings of their ‘Bernie’s Yearning’ ice cream in Manhattan’s Union Square

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CBST, the World’s Largest LGBT Synagogue, Gets a New Home

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in Manhattan is moving—and growing into—an architecturally striking space

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Put This Kosher Dry Rub Recipe From the ‘Brisket King of New York City’ to the Test

Ari White’s brisket recipe was recently awarded the top prize in a competition in the Big Apple

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The ‘Fiery’ Historic Heroines of New York’s Lower East Side

A recent panel at the Sixth Street Community Center highlighted the lives of four activist Jewish women, who have inspired me to stand behind my support for Hillary Clinton

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Isaac Mizrahi’s ‘Endlessly Inventive’ Career On Display at the Jewish Museum

Mizrahi’s work extends well beyond the world of fashion

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Russ & Daughters Expands While Aiming to Preserve Its Roots

In addition to its two Lower East Side locations, the legendary New York appetizing shop will soon open a kosher café and a 14,000-sq.-foot manufacturing and retail location in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard

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The Oldest Living Painter in Westbeth

Peter Ruta, who turns 98 this month, is still painting and still not getting his due

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The Very Jewish Love Story Behind Erich Segal’s ‘Love Story’

How the famed writer’s unrequited passion for Janet Sussman led to the era-defining best-seller, and how Segal, who died six years ago this week, never got over her

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