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Help! There Won’t Be Any Kids at My Seder, But I Still Want to Rock Out to ‘Mah Nishtana’

This week in Thou Shalt: Kosher-for-Passover Russian delicacies, kid-free musical celebrations, and the mystery of the Christian Seders

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Parsha in Progress Episode 15: Broken Tablets

Passover Torah Reading: Are second chances always second best?

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Help! My Christian Friend Wants to Come to Shul with Me, and I Don’t Think He’ll Like It

This week in Thou Shalt: Ecumenical jitters, looks-based biases, and a dash of good, old-fashioned guilt

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Help! My Mother Insists I Have a Kosher Wedding

This week on Thou Shalt, our intrepid advice column: A catering conundrum, a newcomer’s dilemma, and some big-time superstition

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Parsha in Progress Episode 14: Banishing the Sick

Parshat Tazria: How do we understand biblical commands that seem cruel?

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Help! I Can’t Handle All Those Surprise Shabbos Guests

This week on Thou Shalt, our new advice column: inter-marriage blues, crowded tables, and the shanda of shellfish

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Parsha in Progress Episode 13: The Death of Aaron’s Sons

Parshat Shemini: When fanaticism kills

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Help! I’m a Jewish Leftie, and I’m in Love with an Orthodox Guy

Introducing Thou Shalt, our new advice column

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Think of the Children

As we try to make sense of the latest college scandal, let’s focus on how terrible a parent you have to be to sell out your child by trying to rig the system

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Farewell to the Hells Angels

My East Village neighbors sell their storied clubhouse

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Parsha in Progress Episode 12: Animal Sacrifices

Parshat Vayikra: Does God need blood and guts?

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Join the Unorthodox Podcast Team!

We’re looking for a part-time associate producer

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A Note on ‘The Encounter’

An introduction to Mendel Mann, author of The Encounter, and the story’s translator, Heather Valencia

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Milk Can Memories

A new documentary about the brave archivists who kept a secret history of the Warsaw Ghetto shows how we can preserve the memory of the Holocaust after the last generation of survivors

 

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A Centuries-Old Green Delicacy for Tu B’Shevat

A delicious Sephardic dish and a testament to Jewish renewal rescued from the Spanish Middle Ages

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Tikkun Olam, Y’all

Rabbi Ira Sanders of Arkansas, little-known Civil Rights hero

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The Women’s March Doesn’t Get to Decide Who the ‘White Jews’ Are

Singling out ‘white Jews’ isn’t progress, it’s just more of the same prejudice and exclusion from the Women’s March

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Albania’s Post-Communist Rebirth Gets a Jewish Twist

A visit to the only Jewish museum in Albania—Europe’s most Muslim nation and Islam’s most secular

 

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The Grand Canvases of Nirit Takele’s Ethiopian-Israeli Experience

The painter Nirit Takele, already a celebrated artist at 33 years old, is evoking the spirit of both her homelands in her bold work

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Why Naftali Bennett Decapitated the Settler Right and What It Means for Israel’s Future

How the shaming of a soccer star led to the biggest shake-up in Israeli politics and finally unchained Netanyahu’s chief right-wing rival

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The Surprising Popularity of Kosher Food in Prison

Seder plates and kosher meals are so popular behind bars some inmates convert just to get them

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Under the Chuppah in Havana

The revival of Cuba’s Jewish community

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A Retrospective on the Iranian Revolution

Introducing Tablet’s week-long series on the 40th anniversary of the Khomeinist revolution in Iran

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Why We Don’t Need Jewish Actors to Play Jewish Roles

And why that isn’t necessarily true for other minorities

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Future War on Parade in Yemen

The nonstate Houthis used an Iranian-model drone to attack the Yemeni military’s top brass in a preview of how the next wars in the Middle East will be fought

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Parsha in Progress Episode 8: The Song of the Sea

Parshat Beshalach: How should we respond to the punishment of our enemies?

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Conspiratorial Thinking Is Getting Worse Because of the Internet

The architecture of social experience online favors the promotion of conspiracy, and conspiracy theories always come back to the Jews

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Big Sister Is Watching

The dangers of being perceived as pro-Israel in online feminist spaces

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When Sorry Isn’t Good Enough

There’s something wrong with the apology from a Cleveland doctor who joked about giving Jews the wrong medicine, and with the media coverage of her public contrition

 

 

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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards

Top awards go to Hunting the Truth by Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo by Michael David Lukas, and Alice Shalvi’s Never a Native

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