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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

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Dictatorial

Sacha Baron Cohen has been warned not to commit any stunts at the Oscars. But why should he listen? It’s not as if he’ll ever win one.

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Writing Footnote

Director Joseph Cedar on Orthodox Judaism, The Social Network, and the nightmare scenario behind his latest Academy Award-nominated film

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Sundown: Roseanne for President

Plus high-tech Tel Aviv, Iranian threats, and more

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Oscar Nominations Announced

Israeli film ‘Footnote,’ Jonah Hill, Woody Allen among nominees

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Daybreak: Hopeless, Syrian Rebels Get Fiercer

Plus U.N. report refers to Gaza ‘collective punishment,’ and more in the news

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‘Proud to Be Jewish’

Natalie Portman, Oscar winner and face of Dior Cherie perfume, condemned Dior designer John Galliano’s anti-Semitic outburst. In 2005, she spoke about her deep Jewishness for the book Stars of David.

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Oscar Night!

We did slightly better than a coin flip

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Whom to root for Sunday night

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Sundown: Daniel Pearl’s Killers Remain Free

Plus Natalie Portman probably says ‘Kennahurra,’ and more

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Daybreak: U.S. Applies Pressure to Syrian Point

Plus Iraqi church massacre, the Tea Party (Israeli), and more in the news

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Tablet Writer’s Film Wins Oscar!

Rakoff’s movie lands Short Film prize

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Your Oscar Cheat Sheet

Here’s what to root for

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Today on Tablet

Waving ‘The White Ribbon,’ of God and video games, and more

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The Jews’ Oscar Nominee

Looking back at ‘A Serious Man’

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With ‘Ajami’, Israeli Cinema Moves From Politics

Oscar nominee exemplifies new kind of Israeli film

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Family Matters

Two Best Foreign Film nominees offer differing takes on the ties that bind

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‘A Serious Man,’ ‘Basterds,’ and ‘Ajami’ Nominated

Congrats to Tablet contributing editor David Rakoff

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Israel Nears Third Straight Oscar Nomination

‘Ajami’ is country’s first Arabic-language submission

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A Place for Us

What’s more unlikely than a romantic comedy