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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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Unorthodox Loves L.A.

Ep. 168: Actor and director Lauren Miller Rogen, Persian-Jewish social entrepreneur Rachel Sumekh, and ‘Blackish’ producer Jonathan Groff

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Parsha in Progress Episode 10: Does God Need a House?

Parshat Teruma: The beauty of a communal spiritual home makes it easier for some people to feel spiritually connected

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Battling Israel’s Marriage Monopoly

A nonprofit organization is helping couples who want an Orthodox wedding without the authorization of the Chief Rabbinate

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A New History of Holy Fire

A rabbinic classic, hidden in the Warsaw Ghetto, is given new life

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Turning Jewish Boys Into Mensches

Teaching teenagers how to navigate a world that encourages aggression, cutthroat competition, and misogyny

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After the Storm

Ep. 167: Former white nationalist Derek Black and journalist Eli Saslow, who documents Black’s journey out of the movement in his new book, ‘Rising Out of Hatred.’

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Bringing Yiddish to the Negev

Rokhl’s Golden City: How poet Avrom Sutzkever became a giant in a country that rejected his language

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When Jews Ruled the Fencing World

Jewish athletes have won more Olympic medals for fencing than for any other sport

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Short Ribs Are Back

This lowly cut of beef, once popular for Jewish holiday meals in Eastern Europe, takes on the flavors of Morocco

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Parsha in Progress Episode 9: The Ten Commandments

Parshat Yitro: Which one of the Commandments feels like it doesn’t belong?

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Unorthodox Live in D.C.

Ep: 166: Food historian Michael Twitty and California’s newly elected Congresswoman Katie Porter

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My Great-Grandfather, the Jewish Cowboy

While I was doing research for a book about my great-grandmother’s murder, I discovered stories I’d never heard about my great-grandfather—stories of gambling, wild horses, organized crime, and a forgotten slice of Jewish life on the Canadian prairies

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Birth of the Cool Guy

What lies beneath the surface of his performative feminism?

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From ‘Y’ to ‘J’: The History of Jewish Community Centers

How YMHAs, followed by synagogue-centers, and finally JCCs have tried—in different ways—to balance Judaism and Jewishness, by bringing Jews together in intellectual, spiritual, and physical pursuits

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Tu B’Shevat Books to Share With Kids

A reading list reflecting the environmentalist values of this underappreciated holiday

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Match Game

Ep. 165: Director Scott Ellis on working on ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,’ and Pittsburgh matchmaker Tova Weinberg on what men and women really want

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Slaughtering With Intent

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ why a Jew may not sacrifice an animal in such a way that its blood flows into the ocean, and other rules protecting worshippers from the limits of paganism

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Crossing the Jordan

A Christian pilgrimage site called Qasr al Yahud has started drawing Jewish visitors, attracted by its biblical history

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