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Searching for Leonard Cohen

And finding him—in Vilnius

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Raw Deal

A ceviche recipe fresh from the Mediterranean—with a few adjustments so you can make it anywhere

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Choosing Life

After giving birth to a stillborn baby, finding comfort in Jewish ritual and scripture

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Birth Control

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis debate if a miscarriage causes religious impurity and discuss what to do when a woman discharges a fetus that resembles a fish

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‘Achi’

A wild journey led two Orthodox brothers from the Bronx to a new life, a new homeland, a new lord, and—above all—each other

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Prep-ing for Hanukkah

Jonathan Adler and Simon Doonan on preppy style and drag culture; Molly Yeh on her Hanukkah Food Network special; and One Day University’s Steven Schragis

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Yiddish Kidlit

Rokhl’s Golden City: The revolution that belatedly gave birth to children’s books in Yiddish

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The End of ‘Sh’ma’

The plucky Jewish magazine’s 50-year history leaves a wealth of stories worth revisiting

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The War of the Curls

In Israel, female politicians, models, and celebrities are pressured to straighten their hair. But a curly haired rebellion is taking root.

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A History of Silence

The story behind the AIDS crisis’ most iconic poster

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Breaking Bread

Ep. 205: Live from Detroit with Jackie Victor of Avalon International Breads and Phil Goldsmith of New York Bagel, plus a pilgrimage to Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor, Michigan

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The Birth of Tradition

The story of three women behind a hugely popular Jewish board game

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Giving Thanks in America

How Jewish immigrants showed love for their new country

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Fifty Years of ‘Sesame Street’

The kids’ show, with its many Jewish connections, celebrates a milestone

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Emission Standards

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study explores the origins of sexual puritanism in the faith: why Jewish men can’t touch themselves even while urinating, how erections lead to idol worship, and how masturbation delays the arrival of the Messiah

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Philadelphia Shel Zahav

Ep. 204: A visit to Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Israeli restaurant, and a look at Parsha in Progress with Abigail Pogrebin

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Buried Treasure

Rokhl’s Golden City: Rokhl Oyerbakh belatedly gains recognition for uncovering the truth about life in the Warsaw Ghetto

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By the Rivers of Babylon

A century ago, close to one-third of Baghdad’s population was Jewish. Today, just five Jews remain. We explore the story of Jews in Iraq, from Nahum the prophet to a Jerusalemite grandmother who became the unlikely champion of kidnapped Yazidi girls.

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L.A. Ups Its Bagel Game

Bakers take tips from New York and Montreal to create something new in Southern California

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A Taste of Druze Cuisine

Food tours in the Golan expand Israeli menus

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The Rabbi and the Revolutionary

Ep. 203: Rabbi Joseph Telushkin and Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari, live from Stamford, Connecticut

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The Yemenite Giant and the Death of Stalin

How the demise of the Soviet dictator changed the history of basketball in Israel and gave my father’s famed jump shot an unexpected role in Cold War politics

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Lessons From Sodom and Gomorrah

What happened in the ancient cities that drew the wrath of God?

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Jenny Slate’s Intimate Stand-up

A new comedy special speaks directly to Jewish women

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Menstrual Camps

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, ancient rabbis take sides on how to deal with uncertainty when it comes to ritual impurity in women

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Bolsheviks and Bundists

Rokhl’s Golden City: Confronting anti-Semitism during the Russian Revolution

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Unorthodox Unedited: Two Jews, Infinite Opinions

Liel Leibovitz and author and teacher Jay Michaelson discuss faith, politics, and life in this unedited conversation

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The Cross and the ‘Mechitza’: Thoughts on Ritual Pluralism

What must Orthodox Jews give up to share prayer space with the non-Orthodox—and vice versa?

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A Fraternity of Silence

One man’s fight to uncover the history of anti-Semitism at America’s dental schools

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On the Rolled Beef Trail

The quest for a forgotten deli delicacy led me from Tucson to Buffalo to New York City

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