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Drinking in Jerusalem: A Love Story. No, a Tragedy. No, an Adventure.

Three distinctive bars in the Holy City showcase local ingredients and characters. Just don’t call the bartenders ‘mixologists.’

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Chick Lit’s Jewish Mother

Starting with 1958’s The Best of Everything, Rona Jaffe’s complicated, trashy novels make ideal beach reads

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Summer Heat

The protests in Israel these last two months were nothing short of a revolution. But can the political hope continue through the fall chill?

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Pit Stop

For kids growing up in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s, before cable TV and video games, summer meant apricots and the apricot-pit game called gogoim, mindless child’s play with political overtones

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Hot Town

A song of praise for summers spent staying put

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Cry, the Beloved Country

A Torah portion chronicling a tragedy foretold

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Cultural Learnings of America, Zion Square Edition

Drunk American kids visiting Israel discuss Obama, embarrassingly.

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Summer Reading

Hear recommendations from Tony Kushner, Myla Goldberg, Gary Shteyngart, and others