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Jews Watching TV: Finally Someone Who Liked Work It

Jews Watching TV: Finally Someone Who Liked Work It
By January 4, 2012

The Internet’s streets run red from the reviews of ABC’s new sitcom, Work It. There hasn’t been a show this disliked since we as a species evolved to have funny bones 3,050 years ago. Read More

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Reviewed: “Scenes From A Village Life” By Amos Oz

Reviewed: “Scenes From A Village Life” By Amos Oz
By January 3, 2012

One of Israel’s primary literary voices has written a small, but powerful book. Read More

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There’s No Such Thing As A Hanukkah Bush

There’s No Such Thing As A Hanukkah Bush
By December 21, 2011

Connecting a non-Jewish past with a Jewish present during the holiday season isn’t always that easy. Read More

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The Crown Heights Affair

The Crown Heights Affair
By December 13, 2011

Matt Shaer explored a normally sheltered Hasidic community in Brooklyn and the conflict that is tearing it apart. Read More

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Jewish Movie Week: Why I’m Butt Crazy In Love With Cher Horowitz

Jewish Movie Week: Why I’m Butt Crazy In Love With Cher Horowitz
By December 8, 2011

Cher Horowitz was a modern day Jewish princess. She was Jane Austen’s Emma reincarnated as high school royalty. Read More

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Jewish Movie Week: Movies With Both Bette Midler And Sarah Jessica Parker

Jewish Movie Week: Movies With Both Bette Midler And Sarah Jessica Parker
By December 6, 2011

Why aren’t we recognizing the sheer brilliance that is the Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker comedic partnership? Read More

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Lacey Schwartz Gets Outside The Box

Lacey Schwartz Gets Outside The Box
By December 5, 2011

Lacey Schwartz had been led by her family to believe that her parents were both white Jews, but her dark skin color told a different story. Read More

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Paying A Shiva Call With Joan Didion

Paying A Shiva Call With Joan Didion
By December 1, 2011

Last night, at the elegant Symphony Space, I attended a mass shiva call for the inimitable, venerable Joan Didion. Read More

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