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Network Jews: Hesh Rabkin, Jewish Loan Shark on HBO’s The Sopranos

Network Jews: Hesh Rabkin, Jewish Loan Shark on HBO’s The Sopranos
By July 3, 2012

The financially shrewd elder Jewish statesman of North Jersey, doomed to operate on the periphery of the mob world and never fully within it Read More

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My Frizzy, Curly, Jewish Hair

My Frizzy, Curly, Jewish Hair
By July 2, 2012

After years of drastic haircuts and ill-advised dye jobs, a young woman learns to embrace her Semitic mane

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A Few Words About Nora Ephron

A Few Words About Nora Ephron
By June 28, 2012

The late writer and director’s legacy is one of sharpness, wit, and candor–and possibly even Lena Dunham Read More

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Culture Kvetch: Harvey Pekar’s Unfinished Lament

Culture Kvetch: Harvey Pekar’s Unfinished Lament
By June 27, 2012

The late comic book writer’s newly published book about Israel, which tragically feels far from finished, shows how liberal critiques of Israel can founder in their own solipsism Read More

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Network Jews: Eli Gold, The Good Wife’s Political Operator

Network Jews: Eli Gold, The Good Wife’s Political Operator
By June 26, 2012

The cutthroat, power-hungry lawyer at the heart of the action on CBS’s political drama Read More

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My Summer at the Odessa Museum of Jewish History

My Summer at the Odessa Museum of Jewish History
By June 25, 2012

An American Jew spends the summer in Odessa, hoping to get a taste of the city’s 20th-century revivalist spirit Read More

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Kosher Salt: Soliciting Judaism on the Street

Kosher Salt: Soliciting Judaism on the Street
By June 22, 2012

Navigating past Super Jews and Greenpeace representatives on the way to class Read More

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J-Dating in the Dark

J-Dating in the Dark
By June 21, 2012

A Jewish girl searches for love online, then spends all her time messaging friends who are also on Jdate Read More

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