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Rolling Out the Rugelach

These popular cookies, filled with fruit and nuts, are surprisingly easy to make

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Haifa’s Pilgrims

Every year, hundreds of volunteers from around the world come to Israel to tend the Baha’i World Centre and its famous gardens

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Swiping Right

Ep. 173: Dating app ghostwriter Meredith Golden and married Jewish-Palestinian comedian couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini

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Esther in Furs

Rokhl’s Golden City: A Polish Purim story

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The Rabbi and His Church

At San Francisco’s Glide Center for Social Justice, Michael Lezak brings his rabbinical training to a different kind of pulpit—one whose worship ‘celebrations’ include a gospel choir

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A Sweet Slice of Jewish History

At Vienna’s famous Demel pastry shop, Faechertorte is always on the menu, but most diners don’t know about the cake’s backstory

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Confessions of a Sensitivity Reader

Trying to make children’s books more authentic and less stereotype-ridden isn’t censorship

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Offspring Fever

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ prohibitions against slaughtering the young of sacrificed livestock reveal the thoroughness and complexity of Talmudic study of contingencies

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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity

Ep. 172: French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and writer and illustrator Christopher Noxon

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Tevye vs. Tevye

I never liked ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ But watching ‘Tevye’—a Yiddish film released 80 years ago, long before the musical—with my father, I changed my view of the legendary lead character.

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Dog Days

Jewish women in my life taught me to fear dogs. Therapy helped me stop.

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The Road to Fertility

My doctors told me it wouldn’t happen. But it did.

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Denver Expands Its Menu

Delis and Israeli restaurants have changed the city’s culinary scene, as the Jewish community grows

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The Pilgrimage to Aruba

For Brooklyn’s Syrian Jews, an annual trip to the Caribbean island has become a family tradition

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The Circumcision Episode

Ep. 171: From mohels to royals, covenants to controversy, an in-depth look at the Jewish practice of brit milah

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The Immigration Debate—in Cartoons

Rokhl’s Golden City: In America, even a Jew can be a Cossack

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The Disappearing Apartment

A family of Soviet Jews prepares to leave for America in ‘Savage Feast,’ a new memoir with recipes

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Ethical Eating

Food-justice initiatives bring Jewish values to the farm—and the dinner table

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True Grits

A cornmeal kugel recipe from the island of Madeira, where the New World met the Old World

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Seeing Stars

Ep. 170: Getting ready for the Academy Awards with shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, actor Kurt Fuller, and film critic Jordan Hoffman

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Parsha in Progress Episode 11: The Golden Calf

Parshat Ki Tisa: What’s so bad about idol worship?

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Cooking Up a Diverse Community

A new group called Kugel brings together the ‘multicultural bubble’ of New York’s Jewish scene

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Civics Lessons

How Jewish immigrants learned how to be American citizens

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Womb Raider

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis imagine a situation involving a weasel, a cow’s womb, a fetus, vomit, and a firstborn calf. Naturally.

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Sleepless in Seattle

Ep. 169: Advice columnist Dan Savage and Rabbi Will Berkovitz of Jewish Family Service Seattle

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My Yiddish Valentine

Rokhl’s Golden City: Love, lust, and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

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Coming to America

Thirty years after making waves with her children’s book ‘Heather Has Two Mommies,’ author Lesléa Newman traces a young Jewish immigrant’s ‘Journey’

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A Very Queer Shabbat Dinner

Food writer Jake Cohen cooks with soul at his monthly Friday night gatherings

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Better Treyf Than Sorry

‘Daf Yomi’: To avoid conflicts of interest, Talmudic rabbis put limits on their own authority over kosher slaughter

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The Myth of the Jewish Nose

It’s not really a thing. So why have the stereotypes persisted for centuries, among Jews and anti-Semites alike?

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