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Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach
By September 30, 2014

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.” Read More

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Brooklyn’s Best Vintage Store Also Supports Jewish Kids With Serious Illnesses

Brooklyn’s Best Vintage Store Also Supports Jewish Kids With Serious Illnesses
By September 24, 2014

Buying a gorgeous 60s frock can be a mitzvah, too. Read More

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Artist Sara Erenthal Reflects on Her Ultra-Orthodox Upbringing, And Life Beyond

Artist Sara Erenthal Reflects on Her Ultra-Orthodox Upbringing, And Life Beyond
By September 9, 2014

She fled an arranged marriage at 17, joined the Israeli army, then backpacked through India. Her new exhibit in Brooklyn touches on her religious childhood and secular present. Read More

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“Lincoln’s Nigun—Yamin U’smol”: The Perfect Song to Usher in the Sabbath Queen

“Lincoln’s Nigun—Yamin U’smol”: The Perfect Song to Usher in the Sabbath Queen
By August 29, 2014

A lush take on the traditional Jewish hymn “Lecha Dodi.” Read More

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Spotlight On: Gary Spielberg, A.K.A. Russian Comedy Sensation Baba Fira

Spotlight On: Gary Spielberg, A.K.A. Russian Comedy Sensation Baba Fira
By August 21, 2014

Meet the most popular Babushka on YouTube. Read More

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Spotlight On: Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn—Don’t Call Her a Singer-Songwriter

Spotlight On: Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn—Don’t Call Her a Singer-Songwriter
By June 27, 2014

Indie stalwart Mirah on moving to Brooklyn, Jewish influences, and her new album, “Changing Light.” Read More

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Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience

Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience
By June 12, 2014

“Russian culture tends to go soulful and deep much more quickly than American culture.” Read More

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