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Kosher Chic Lower East Side Living

Kosher Chic Lower East Side Living
By February 29, 2012

A new high-end residential development is seeking to add a shine of kosher chic to the historic—if also historically downmarket—Lower East Side Read More

Knicks City Kid

Knicks City Kid
By February 27, 2012

Twenty years before Linsanity, the Knicks City Dancers took Madison Square Garden by storm. I should know—my aunt invented them. Read More

‘Downton Abbey’ is No ‘The Simpsons’

By February 23, 2012

Like religion, TV shows must understand how to tell stories over time if they hope to endure. ‘The Simpsons’ gets it. ‘Downton Abbey’ doesn’t. Read More

Judy Blume’s Holocaust Fiction

Judy Blume’s Holocaust Fiction
By February 16, 2012

Judy Blume’s 35-year-old classic Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself avoids the main problem of Holocaust fiction: sanctification. Read More

Ladies And Gentlemen: The Jews Of Twitter

Ladies And Gentlemen: The Jews Of Twitter
By February 15, 2012

It may not be as well-defined as Black Twitter, but there’s now a distinct community of Jewish Tweeters with a shared sensibility and set of concerns Read More

Chabon On The Screen

Chabon On The Screen
By February 14, 2012

Michael Chabon may finally score a hit as a screenwriter for Disney’s new sci-fi flick John Carter. But will success in Hollywood ruin his fiction? Read More

The New Face Of Jewish Feminism

The New Face Of Jewish Feminism
By February 13, 2012

Feminist rock collective Permanent Wave gathers a powerful music scene around a core of activism. Just don’t call them riot grrrls. Read More

Pregnancy And Jewish Superstition/Faith

Pregnancy And Jewish Superstition/Faith
By February 8, 2012

Pregnancies are fertile ground for superstition, especially for those who assume their traditions and lucky charms are based in Jewish law. Read More