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One Little Goat

On a farm, it’s no secret that every living thing must live off something else

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A Very Unorthodox Passover

Ep. 178: Instant Pot brisket, cannabis Seders, vegetarian Seders, the ‘Rugrats’ Passover special, and Moroccan Mimouna celebrations

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Prepackaged for Passover

How mass-produced foods came to fill grocery store shelves before the holiday

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Going South of the Border for Passover

Mexican ceviche brings a different flavor to the Seder table

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The Key to Old World Borscht

On the Upper West Side, Nach Waxman keeps an Eastern European culinary tradition alive in his ceramic crock: a fermented beet brine called russel

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Hollywood’s Missing Renegades

Yet another literary celebration of groundbreaking women gives Jews the fuzzy end of the lollipop

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What’s in a Name?

Ep. 177: Jewish name changes and the real story about Ellis Island

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A Partisan’s Passover

Rokhl’s Golden City: How one amazing woman in a leopard-skin coat documented the battle against the Nazis

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Let Them Eat Cake—Again

The rebirth of Kapulski, Israel’s once-famous chain of coffee shops

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Getting Over Coco

Coco Chanel, the subject of several children’s books that overlook her dark side, was a vile Nazi sympathizer. Maybe we should be teaching kids about other designers instead.

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Impure Thoughts

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the practical-minded, hyperspecific, sometimes contradictory rules of Jewish ritual purity. Plus: Why religious uncleanliness is like a virus.

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Couch Surfing

Ep. 176: Psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb and Grateful Dead fanatic Harley Cohen

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The Land of Milk and Chocolate

Israel’s finest chocolatier makes bonbons worthy of the French—in flavors that are pure Israeli

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Chaim Bloom’s Diamond Life

The senior VP of baseball operations for the Tampa Bay Rays explains how his team changed the way the game is played—and why he keeps a jar of gefilte fish in his office

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Both Sides Now

A new tour of Jerusalem gives visitors Jewish and Palestinian perspectives, side-by-side

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A Traumatic Legacy

Grandchildren of Holocaust survivors grapple with their own psychological wounds

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The Cohen Chronicles

Episode 175: ‘The Other Josh Cohen’ co-stars David Rossmer and Steve Rosen and ‘GQ’ writer Drew Magary

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Women Take Center Stage

Rokhl’s Golden City: Changing the face of Yiddish theater—and the sound of Yiddish music

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Keeping Track of the Holidays

How calendars transformed Jewish life in America

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Building Bridges at Passover

A new initiative aims to fight anti-Semitism one Seder at a time

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Kosher Overreach

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’: Are the laws of kashrut based on an overly wide interpretation of a single verse in Deuteronomy?

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Two Wings and a Prayer

How facing a plane crash changed my personal theology

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The 100 Most Jewish Foods

Ep. 174: Gail Simmons, Shalom Auslander, Jill Kargman, Gil Hovav, and more on the Jewish foods that mean the most to them

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The Joy of Purim

What the holiday can teach us about fighting evil in our midst

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Illuminating the Book of Esther

Creating a new kind of Megillah—using the historic Birds’ Head Haggadah as inspiration

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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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