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The Pfefferman Pfroblem

The fourth season of ‘Transparent’ poses a real conundrum: Why are these people so awful?

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Scott Feldman

The celebrity chef super-manager on starting from the bottom, great restaurants, and why he’s a ‘glutton’ for jarred gefilte fish

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‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘House of Cards’ Offer Differing Lessons in Morality

One’s a little bit silly, the other a lot like the Talmud

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Monica Lewinsky on Fox News’ ‘Culture of Exploitation’

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Lewinsky muses on how the late Roger Ailes turned television—via her relationship with Bill Clinton—into a ‘modern coliseum…of shame and vitriol’

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What HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ Can Teach the Jewish Community About Domestic Abuse

The show’s groundbreaking portrayal of abuse among the upscale punctures a damaging myth

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Hunky Jewish Time-Travelers

Josh Bowman and Adam Pally are starring in two new shows, for ABC and FOX respectively, in which they go back to the past looking for adventure

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The People’s Justice

The son of European Jewish immigrants, Joseph A. Wapner became a television star presiding over ‘The People’s Court.’ He died over the weekend at 97.

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Watch: Geoffrey Rush Is Albert Einstein in New ‘Genius’ TV Series

National Geographic’s first scripted series is about the Nobel Prize-winning physicist

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How ‘The O.C.’ Taught a Catholic School Girl About Chrismukkah

‘There was one lesson that Sister Maxie and Father Gus didn’t cover, for it was a lesson that could only be taught by the half-Jewish, half-Christian boy of my TV dreams’

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Netflix Keeps Adding Israel’s Best TV Shows and Films. Here’s What You Should Watch.

Everything from Israel’s Best Picture winners to its top drama series are now available to foreign audiences, thanks to online streaming and English subtitles

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A Comedy Writer Penned a ‘Seinfeld’ Episode About 9/11—and It’s Hilarious

Billy Domineau’s spec script has the ‘Seinfeld’ characters acting as petty as ever

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Hello, Gorgeous

This week on Unorthodox, humorist Mo Rocca discusses his love of Barbra Streisand, and Rebecca Schiff reads from her debut short-story collection

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Andy Cohen Launching His Own Book Imprint, Bravo!

Sure, Cohen will publish ho-hum celebs tell-alls, but let’s also hope he finds the next big thing

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Believe In ‘The Path’

Hulu’s ‘The Path’ is remarkable because it portrays religion and systems of belief with an earnestness the likes of which we’ve rarely seen on television

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Throwback: PingPong, Israel’s Disastrous Eurovision 2000 Entry

After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance

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‘Game of Thrones’ Author George R.R. Martin Predicts Future of Jewish State

Spoiler Alert: It isn’t pretty. And Meir Kahane plays a major role, as a character called the Hound.

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It’s a Bard, It’s a Plane …

It’s Unorthodox! Featuring Sex With Shakespeare author Jillian Keenan and writer and comic-book enthusiast Jeff Yang, whose son stars on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat

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Why You Should Be Watching ‘Crazy Ex-Girfriend’

It’s nuanced, hilarious, musical, woman-centric, quirky, very Jewish, and pretty much the opposite of whatever you thought.

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Never Change, ‘Broad City’

Praise be to Season 3

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Pfefferman Family Matters

Why is a Jewish family at the center of a story about a transgender woman, in ‘Transparent’?

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In Jill Soloway We Trust

Season 2 of ‘Transparent’ kicked off this week, and its portrayal of the American Jewish identity continues to be spot-on

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Yiddish-Speaking Brooklyn Hits the Small Screen

Former New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout is host of ‘On the Grid,’ a new show about Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. She begins in Williamsburg, Borough Park, and Crown Heights.

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A Tawdry Jubilee: ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ Turns 25

‘How in the world did we last so long? Let’s be honest, virtually anyone could do what I do’

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Shalom, Jon Stewart

The liberal lion steps down as host of The Daily Show after 16 years

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Egyptian TV Show Depicting Cairo’s Jewish Quarter in 1948 Is a Hit in the West Bank

The Jewish Quarter grabbed huge market share during Ramadan. But can it foment understanding and peace in the Middle East?

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Television’s Most Alluring Antihero is a Fictional Jewish Woman

Rachel Goldberg of Lifetime’s ‘UnREAL’ will stop at nothing to get what she wants

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More Jewish Mysticism to Ward Off Demons on Television, Please

In Showtime’s ‘Penny Dreadful,’ a tallit is used for protection

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Who Was Jon Stewart’s Final Guest in 1995? David Letterman

Letterman: ‘Sometimes what you love the most provides you with the most pain’

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The Art of Fixing the Failures of Plastic Surgery

TV’s fasctinating ‘Botched’ takes on the limits of aesthetic procedures

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10 Memorable ‘Letterman’ Appearances

The Late Night legend ends his run tonight. We’ll miss you.

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