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Reviewed: Deborah Jiang Stein’s “Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus”

Reviewed: Deborah Jiang Stein’s “Even Tough Girls Wear Tutus”
By January 31, 2012

Stein, adopted by white academic Jewish parents, finds out that her biological mother, a heroin addict, gave birth and weaned her for a year in prison. Read More

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Orthodox Klezmer Wizard Meets Evangelical Country Star

Orthodox Klezmer Wizard Meets Evangelical Country Star
By January 30, 2012

Orthodox klezmer and bluegrass virtuoso Andy Statman and evangelical country star Ricky Skaggs cross genres and faiths to form a mighty duo Read More

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Becoming Jewish: Going Home

Becoming Jewish: Going Home
By January 30, 2012

Going back to my hometown and realizing it’s full of vibrant Jewish life is one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced. Read More

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The Weekly Yiderati: Welcome To Award Season

The Weekly Yiderati: Welcome To Award Season
By January 27, 2012

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…if you’re into book awards and new Leonard Cohen albums. Read More

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My Big Ol’ Jewish Wedding: Mazel Tovs And Hebrew School Regrets

My Big Ol’ Jewish Wedding: Mazel Tovs And Hebrew School Regrets
By January 26, 2012

The wedding gets closer, and things get crazier. Read More

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Becoming Jewish: Insomniac’s Shabbat

Becoming Jewish: Insomniac’s Shabbat
By January 24, 2012

Coming to grips with some of the harder aspects of becoming Jewish (or any religion for that matter). Read More

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The Hope And Tragedy Of Shalom Auslander

The Hope And Tragedy Of Shalom Auslander
By January 23, 2012

Everything you ever wanted to know about the controversial writer but were afraid to ask in one interview. Read More

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They’re Gonna Be Shouting “Mazel Tov” All Up In The Club

They’re Gonna Be Shouting “Mazel Tov” All Up In The Club
By January 23, 2012

Is this the new hot bar mitzvah anthem of the year? Read More

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