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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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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Maira Kalman

The writer and illustrator on celebrating Judaism, the ‘magical place’ that is Tel Aviv, and why it’s essential to have a sense of humor

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Titi Aynaw

The first Ethiopian-born Jew to become Miss Israel on racism, paying it forward, and Israel’s power to unite different groups of people

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Joy Ladin

The writer and scholar on transgender issues in the Orthodox community, inclusion, and why Yom Kippur is her favorite Jewish holiday

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Deborah Lipstadt

The historian, professor, and author on the importance of calling out Holocaust revisionist bullies, being portrayed on-screen by Rachel Weisz, and her favorite pair of oxfords

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Paige Dylan

The screenwriter and unlikely Dylan relative talks about wanting to convert to Judaism, her favorite Jewish holiday, and why she hates social media

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jeffrey Kalinsky

The fashion director and boutique owner talks about his love of vintage tees, the importance of long-term fundraising for charities, and why Rosh Hashanah is his favorite Jewish holiday

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Jonathan Adler

The iconic designer, potter, and author talks about his dichotomous personality, creating a line of mezuzahs, why he supports circumcision, and so much more

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Natasha Lyonne

The ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress and Ramaz dropout talks about Yentl, living on sushi and omelets, and what makes her ‘a real blue-chip Ashkenazi Jew’

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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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