Edited by Jonathan Zalman
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Dairy, Torah, and All-nighters: Shavuot Is Here

What to eat, read, and do during the holiday

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Happy Birthday, Herman Wouk!

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author turns 102 this weekend. Read up on his incredible career.

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Hard-Right Pro-Israel Partisans Should Stop Deluding Themselves About Trump

He’s pushed for Israeli-Palestinian peace, waived Iran sanctions, pressured Israel on settlements, and refused to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. What will it take for Trump’s hardline pro-Israel backers to criticize him?

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Yale Cements Its Line in the Academic Sand by Awarding the Student ‘Truthtellers’ Who Bullied Faculty

In 2015, an email over Halloween costume propriety prompted a public debate over free speech and race. Its conclusion is telling.

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The Juice on Jewcy: Braff Is Back

On our sister site, The Bachelorette gets a couple Jewish hunks, an interview with the minds behind a bonkers Yiddish-language cover of an ’80s new wave song, and more

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It’s Gal Gadot’s (and Israel’s) Time to Shine

From Rosh HaAyin to Times Square, Wonder Woman has arrived

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How to Improve ‘The Band’s Visit’ Before It Hits Broadway

The musical about an Egyptian orchestra’s mistaken arrival in a small Israeli town was an off-Broadway hit. But it could benefit from some tweaks if it wants to compete uptown.

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Vivian Suter Exhibit Enlivens Jewish Museum Lobby

Paintings from the Guatemala-based artist, who lives on a disused coffee plantation, canvas the museum’s entrance with color

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New Doc Details 1970 Refusenik-led Escape Attempt to Israel

‘Operation Wedding’ is directed by Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, whose parents led the Leningrad plane hijacking that was ultimately foiled by the KGB

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Mike Huckabee Plays ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in Jerusalem

The former governor of Arkansas brought his bass to Israel, apparently

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Bond. Mrs. Bond. From Kiryat Ono.

How the late Roger Moore’s first wife ended up in a small Israeli town

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Monica Lewinsky on Fox News’ ‘Culture of Exploitation’

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Lewinsky muses on how the late Roger Ailes turned television—via her relationship with Bill Clinton—into a ‘modern coliseum…of shame and vitriol’

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The Symphony at Terezín

Near the former Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic, a 13-piece orchestra played music composed by prisoners during the Holocaust

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Trump and Bibi Have Their Cake and Eat It Too

A chef made a chess-themed dessert for the American and Israeli leaders. Metaphors abound.

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The Media’s Tired Adam Sandler Narrative

The comedian is being lauded for his acting in the upcoming film The Meyerowitz Stories. Deserving as he may be, the notion that his performance comes as some surprise is a high-brow cheap shot at the comedic legend.

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What’ll Drake’s 26th Tattoo Be? Celine Dion’s Face, Apparently.

At the Billboard Music Awards, Drizzy bowed to Queen Celine, cementing the Canadian royal ranks once and for all

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Arkady Gendler, a Paragon of the Yiddish Revival Movement, Dead at 95

Arkady, who lost his entire family in the Holocaust, was a ‘Yiddish rock star’

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Sorry, Kids: Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wild Side’ Is Not Transphobic

Citing the track’s ‘dangerous rhetoric,’ a group of Canadian college students—who believe the song ‘minimizes the experiences of oppression’—have it all wrong: Lou Reed was a vanguard for gender identity.

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Ivanka Trump Mistakenly Identifies the Western Wall as Judaism’s ‘Holiest Site’

The first daughter—or whoever runs her social media feeds—appeared unaware that the Western Wall only derives its sanctity from the adjacent Temple Mount, Judaism’s most sacred site

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‘Make Birobidzhan Gay Again’

Dispatch from the inaugural Brighton Beach Pride Parade in south Brooklyn

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Inside Noah’s Ark—the Playground, That Is

An art installation at Los Angeles’s Skirball Cultural Center—a tough ticket—nurtures play, community, and environmentalism

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Vered Back

The New York-based Israeli beauty entrepreneur on why antibiotics are ‘useless,’ body frequencies, and forgetting what she wore to her bat mitzvah

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Westminster Abbey Opens Its Doors to Prince Harry’s Girlfriend, a Divorcee

The Church of England says it’d be OK for Harry to marry Meghan Markle, a Jewish-American actress

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Jeffrey Tambor Recalls His Cantor’s Cottage Cheese Spittle and Being High at His Bar Mitzvah

The ‘Transparent’ and ‘Arrested Development’ star gives a fantastic interview on ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

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Anglo-Jewish ‘Treasures’ From Oxford on Display in New York

An exhibit at the Center for Jewish History showcases rare manuscripts, including a 12th-century prayer book believed to be the oldest in existence

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Trump Didn’t Just Reveal Israeli Intel on ISIS. He Showed Why the U.S.-Israel Alliance Is So Resilient.

Trump’s intel scandal sheds light on what America gets out of the U.S.-Israel relationship

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