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‘My Favorite Year’ recalls the infancy of TV sketch comedy

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By Marc Brodsky “My Favorite Year” Available for rent: Amazon Prime, Apple TV, YouTube, GooglePlay and other streaming services Family friendly? Yes (Unless you think young ones...

This Israeli TV show about adults on the autism spectrum is getting an American...

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By Lior Zaltzman “On the Spectrum” may be one of the most critically lauded Israeli shows ever. Sure, “Fauda,” about Mossad operatives, and “Shtisel,” the...

What it’s like to come out as transgender when you’re married to the rabbi

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Samantha Zerin headed home from a Yiddish class she had taught as part of her synagogue’s adult education program on the evening of Dec....

Nation and World

Should St. Louis take down the statue of its anti-Semitic namesake?

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On top of a hill in front of an art museum in the biggest park in St. Louis stands a statue of an anti-Semite. The...

For Orthodox groups, the Supreme Court’s ruling on aid to religious schools is a...

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By Shira Hanau For Orthodox Jewish advocacy groups, the last day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 session brought a big win. On Tuesday, the high...

What does annexation mean for American Jews?

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The relationship between American Jews and Israel has ebbed and flowed since the Jewish state’s founding in 1948, punctuated by a series of watershed...

Food and Dining

Hot dogs are the greatest American Jewish food. Here’s why.

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By Joel Haber American Jewish food is most typically defined as pastrami sandwiches, chocolate babka or bagels and lox. But I am here to argue...

These homemade condiments will add oh là là! to your meal

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There are worse people to be trapped with during a pandemic than a sibling in his final semester of culinary school. My 27-year-old brother, Armand...

Embrace the summer brisket: tacos with carrot slaw

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  By Rebecca Firkser When I was growing up, I knew brisket as an island of meat in a sea of sweet brownish-red sauce with carrot-plank...