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The Talmud as a Jewish ‘Canterbury Tales’ of Earthy, Ribald Moral Inquiry

Along with other questions of mind and body, this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ is also a field guide to Talmudic-era cuisine

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‘Seinfeld’ Goes Digital

Hulu buys rights to entire series for $180M

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Soon You’ll Be Able to Stream ‘Seinfeld’ Episodes

Hulu, Amazon, and Yahoo bidding on online video rights to the show

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Directing Larry David

Seinfeld creator’s Broadway play, Fish in the Dark, begins previews this week

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The Last Jewish Mother on Television

‘The Big Bang Theory’ marks the end of an era. But Asian-American mothers may pick up where Jewish mothers left off.

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‘Seinfeld’ on the Medical School Curriculum

Rutgers students study the sitcom to learn about psychiatric disorders

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Why ‘Black-ish’ Is the Best Jewish Sitcom That Was Never Made

The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?

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Welcoming ‘Mulaney’ to TV’s Promised Land

Comic John Mulaney’s new show is a Seinfeld for the goyim—in a good way

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What Larry David Can Teach Us About Donald Sterling

How to talk provocatively about race without being a racist

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Your Jewish Super Bowl XLVIII Highlights

ScarJo’s SodaStream spot, that ‘Seinfeld’ reunion, and Coca Cola’s yarmulkes

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Seinfeld Confirms Cast Reunion ‘Very, Very Soon’

It may or may not be a Super Bowl commercial, sigh

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Israeli Marriage Reform; Paula Abdul’s Bat Mitzvah

Plus five Jews attacked in Australia, and more in the news

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Jerry Seinfeld Enjoyed the Anthony Weiner Show

‘Let’s take off the face of the clock and watch the gears’

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El Al Discrimination Charges; Scalia Loves The Soup Nazi

Plus Israel rules prostitution earnings can be taxed, and more in the news

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Our Arrested Development

The Bluths, returning this weekend for a fourth season, are the Jewish world’s archetypal family

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‘Seinfeld’ Eclipses $3 Billion in Syndication

That’s $17 million per episode

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Daybreak: Thousands Protest in West Bank

Plus New York’s circumcision consent form is not stopping a problem

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Mendy’s: Knishmaker or Kingmaker?

Deciphering Anthony Weiner’s alleged meal at the iconic deli

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Girls Just Wants to Have Fun

Evaluating comedy on its political merit is like disassembling a vibrator to analyze its mechanics: You can do it, but that’s not what it’s for.

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About Nothing

The invented Seinfeld winter holiday Festivus, like the late Christopher Hitchens, demands a religion-like dogma  around nonbelief

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Maddening

A show about intermarriage, Mad About You never once mentioned religion. It’s a monument to the comedic dangers of ethnic cleansing.

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Sundown: Turkish Parsing

Plus gross bagel snacks, homo Seinfeld-economicus, and more

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Sundown: Parties of God

Plus alleged Hezbollah spy eyes deal, and more

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Sundown: The Fall of the AJCongress

Plus Woody goes electric, and more

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Sundown: Boat Bound for Gaza

Plus Zuckerman the speechwriter, and more

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When The Boss Played The Boss

Steinbrenner was normally voiced by Larry David

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‘Seinfeld’ Cast to Reunite on ‘Curb’

Jewish Journal has questions; Baltimore Sun has answers

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Carol Leifer Says a Dirty German Word

Maybe by accident

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Madonna’s First Israeli Column

Has zeal of the sort-of converted

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Paging Mulva!

Jason Alexander sees Middle East peace through non-sectarian comedy