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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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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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Israel’s Hottest TV Show Is All Black Hats and Beards

Two seasons in, Israeli TV drama ‘Shtisel’ offers fervently Orthodox viewers a cathartic glimpse into their own community

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Before ‘The X-Files,’ There Was ‘Kolchak: The Night Stalker’

In 1974, the show that inspired Scully and Mulder delivered one of the most jarring depictions of anti-Semitic persecution ever broadcast on TV

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‘Angie Tribeca’ Is the Best Show You’re Not Yet Watching

A tribute to the great Zucker-Abrahams comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, it is easily among the most Jewish things on TV

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Israel’s New Reality TV Sensation Is Good for Your Soul

How a liturgical singing contest became a cultural phenomenon

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For Judaism at Its Best, Look to the Muppets

More than just felt and googly eyes, the beloved creatures, returning to TV this week, are the perfect embodiment of our virtues

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The Gospel of Stephen Colbert

As the greatest exemplar of a person of faith in America today, the liberal Catholic host of ‘The Late Show’ is the best thing for Jews since lox

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Wet Hot American Jewish Summer Camp

Unlike a lot of classic teen comedies, the original ‘Wet Hot’ and its new Netflix revival series do not wash out the Jews. Is this a good sign or bad?

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