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Behind Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Tour

When the voice of a generation became the man of a thousand masks, and what we—and he—lost

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The Magistocrats of ‘Neo Yokio’

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig’s anime series portrays the perils of Jewish assimilation in high society

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The ‘Broad City’ Breakup Road-Trip Book

Abbi Jacobson’s new illustrated memoir is, weirdly, not revealing enough

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Why Adam Sandler Is Funny

The comic’s new Netflix special is a masterpiece of emotionally honest, intimate, and hilarious comedy

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On Not Watching Television

Why deny myself the pleasure? There are reasons.

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Linda Richman Is Verklempt

Rokhl’s Golden City: How Yiddish entered American pop culture, and how American pop culture penetrated the Yiddish vernacular

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The Social Media Echo Chamber Failed to Kill ‘Insatiable’

An outcry over a new show’s alleged fat-shaming may be more a crisis of criticism in the age of Twitter

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Israel’s Educational TV Shuts Down for Good

A cheerful and unsentimental lesson in the might and magic of the free market

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Americans ♥ ‘Fauda,’ Israelis ♥ ‘Imposters’

A Bravo series starring Israeli actress Inbar Lavi is a con game masking something real

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There Is No ‘T’ in Bochco

The late television producer famed for ‘Hill Street Blues’ and ‘L.A. Law’ was more than just a great storyteller

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A Beast of Unknown Origins

May Day: The surprising Jewish origins of the animated character who taught a generation of Soviet children to be good communists

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Shaq Hears America Singing

National Poetry Month: ‘Poetry in America,’ an ‘infectious’ new series from PBS, shows how verse isn’t merely the art of words

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Walk With Me, Unorthodox

Ep. 131: Actor Joshua Malina and composer Hrishikesh Hirway, hosts of The West Wing Weekly podcast

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An Israeli Reporter, Undercover Among Europe’s Muslim Immigrants

Zvi Yehezkeli’s work is a riveting and often terrifying look into a continent in flux

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The Problem With ‘The Problem With Apu’

What ‘The Simpsons’ can teach us about nationalism, identity, and the American future

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Relatively Speaking

Episode 109: Live from the JCC Manhattan, A.J. Jacobs on his new book about genealogy, and actor Kobi Libii on playing Cantor Duvid on Amazon’s ‘Transparent’

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The Surprisingly Jewish Theology of David S. Pumpkins

Our relationship with the Tom Hanks character is a lot like our relationship with God. Any questions?

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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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Larry David’s Art of Malevolent Dissimulation

A**hole or victim? ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ poses the existential question.

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All Those TV Remakes Are Good for Your Soul. Seriously.

This fall season, Hollywood finally catches up with kabbalistic notions of repetition and reincarnation, giving us all one more shot at working through the stories of our lives

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Master and Commander

Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr

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The Stephen Show

Episode 92: Actor Stephen Tobolowsky tells us what it’s really like being Jewish in Hollywood and Esquire writer Stephen Marche breaks down modern gender dynamics

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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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Farewell, Israel’s State-Run TV. You Won’t Be Missed.

Saying goodbye to a channel that embodied the Founding Fathers’ authoritarian, socialist beliefs

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Impassioned ‘Homeland’ Creators Gut Their Show to Avoid Trolling; Ratings Drop

In the drama’s new alternate PC universe, Hillary is President, domestic terrorism doesn’t exist, Israel is the bad guy in the Middle East, and Carrie Mathison is a mom who defends a teenager who supports ISIS on Facebook

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The Truth Is Out There

Episode 75: David Duchovny and John Cleese

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With ‘Sherlock’ and ‘The Young Pope,’ TV Has Its Trump Moment

When our heroes are all simpering children, is it any wonder our president is, too?

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‘Stranger Things,’ a Show of Faith

The new Netflix hit is a serious meditation on doubt, belief, and the perils of growing up

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Seth Rogen’s New TV Show Is Violent, Fun, and Theologically Profound

Never mind the Christian imagery: ‘Preacher’ is a show Abraham Joshua Heschel would’ve loved

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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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