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Women of the Book

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is awesome. But other Jewish women deserve to have books written about them, too.

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All for ‘Oy’ and ‘Oy’ for All

How Yiddish—the language and the sensibility—made its mark on American advertising

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Spaghetti Bolognese: Jewish Superfood?

The delicious dish on the secret Jewish origins of a delicious dish

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Working It

Ep. 216: Live from Phoenix, Rabbis Pinchas Allouche and Shmuly Yanklowitz, and NBA Hall of Famer Paul Westphal

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Getting Into a Jam

This orange marmalade is a reminder of Sicily’s ancient Jewish community

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Jerusalem’s Haredim: Moving on Up

New luxury apartments target the ultra-Orthodox

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Hot Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: Turning the mameloshn into erotic poetry

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Whole Hearted

Ep. 215: The ‘Soon By You’ cast returns, plus cantorial student Jacob Sandler and an unexpected update on an apology story

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A Must-See Holocaust Movie (No, Really)

‘Four Winters’ is a documentary with suspense, humor, and zero sentimentality

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Learning to Love Yiddish

I used to think the language was hopelessly uncool. Now I’ve changed my tune.

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To Russia With Love

Cookbook author Darra Goldstein gets to the heart of Russian cuisine

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Treat or Trick?

‘Bokser’ is supposed to be an exotic snack on Tu B’Shevat. But does anyone really like it? An investigation.

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Soul Cycles

Ep. 214: Former ‘Christianity Today’ editor Mark Galli on evangelicals in the Trump era, and film critic Jordan Hoffman on the 2020 Academy Awards

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Open for Business—on Shabbat?

Restaurants in Israel push for changes to kosher-certification rules

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The Sabbath in an Era of Climate Change

An ancient Jewish practice may help save us all

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Headband Nation

A different kind of head covering—not a kippah, not a ‘sheitel’—gains popularity among non-Orthodox women

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Trees Grow in Brooklyn

Sephardic Jews built a safe haven around Ocean Parkway. Will the recent anti-Semitic attacks threaten our sense of safety?

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Knowing, Doing, and Being

Ep. 213: Analyzing the Jewish presidential candidates, plus interviews with Hebrew Union College President Andrew Rehfeld, and Ed Gaskin, a Christian who started attending Shabbat services in solidarity with the Jewish community

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The Myth of Chosenness

My father told me a story about God and the Jews when I was a child growing up in Queens. It took me decades to understand what he was trying to tell me.

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Never Again Will I Visit Auschwitz

A trip to the concentration camp didn’t turn out the way I’d hoped

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Tel Aviv’s Global Menu

Migrant workers and asylum-seekers have brought a world of flavors to the city’s impoverished Neve Sha’anan neighborhood

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2019’s Best Holocaust Books for Kids

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, recent titles that are worth a read

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Cut Gems

How Jews brought diamonds from South Africa to Amsterdam to midtown Manhattan

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Speak Your Mind

Ep. 212: ‘I Wanted Fries With That’ author Amy Fish on how to complain more effectively, and Carolyn Karcher on ‘Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism’

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Poland, Past and Present

An effort to document the lost Jewish life in the town of Kanczuga, and to preserve what remains

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Winter White

An Israeli chef’s vegetable soup is the perfect antidote to cold weather

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World of Our Fathers

Rokhl’s Golden City: Two memoirs grapple with Yiddish history through the lens of fatherhood

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Talking About Miscarriage

You can tell your story—even if it doesn’t have a happy ending

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All in the Family

Ep. 211: Transgender Torah teacher Yiscah Smith, Israel’s Consul General in New York Dani Dayan, and feminist scholar Carol Gilligan

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A Bat Mitzvah Miracle

My niece Shirley’s big day was a spark of light in the darkness

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