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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Gaby Basora

The New York-based fashion designer and proud mom talks about sharing with grace, ‘Jewish salsa,’ and the advice her 99-year-old grandmother gave her the day her studio burnt down

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Royal Young

The author and voice of the Lower East Side talks about living on Long Island with his grandparents, why New York is no longer kind to artists, and the dubious rabbi who oversaw his bar mitzvah

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Gelareh Mizrahi

The python handbag designer and soon-to-be mom talks with us about what she wore to her bat mitzvah, her upcoming collection, and her parents—Iranian immigrants who expected Mizrahi to become a lawyer or doctor

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Poppy King

The Australian cosmetics entrepreneur talks with us about letting her hair ‘go Jewish,’ a plastic surgeon’s office on the Upper East Side, and challenging the standards of the beauty industry

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Introducing ‘The Chosen Ones’

A new column by Periel Aschenbrand about Jews doing fabulous things

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Sigal Avin

The Israeli-American writer and director talks with us about rats on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Larry David, and her favorite Jewish holiday

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When Life Wasn’t Going Well, I Knew One Person Wouldn’t Sugarcoat Things

In this excerpt from her new memoir ‘On My Knees,’ Periel Aschenbrand finds comfort in a visit from her blunt Israeli cousin

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