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Finding Your Truth

Ep. 189: ‘Born Perfect’ conversion therapy activist Mathew Shurka and Nerdette podcast host Greta Johnsen

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Lessons for Living From the Burial Society

What a ‘death midwife’ has learned from the dead and dying

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Challah Is Not the Only Bread

Ethiopian Jews eat loaves of ‘defo dabo’ for Shabbat

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Teaching High School Students to Demonize Israel

As a wave of anti-Israel hate spreads from elite college campuses to public high schools, some Massachusetts parents wanted to fight back. But they were not joined by the major Jewish organizations. What happened in Newton?

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Requiem for a Yeshiva Basketball Player

Nearly two decades after their prime, a group of former athletes take on younger players and their own illustrious past

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Everybody Knows

As the leading targets of hate crimes, Jews are routinely being attacked in the streets of New York City. So why is no one acting like it’s a big deal?

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Alan Lomax and the Search for the Origins of Music

Seventeen years after his death, can the anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, and folklorist who changed what America listened to overcome his original sin?

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‘Prairie Fire’ Memories

What does the Weather Underground’s 45-year-old manifesto have to tell us today?

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The Ashkenazi Quarrel

Why can’t Jews get along with each other?