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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Three)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Three)
By February 22, 2007

[This is the third in a four-part series published on Fridays.] My mother and I made a deal. I would get tested for the breast cancer gene, and in exchange, she would go to therapy for at least six months. … Read More

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No Minyan in Manama

No Minyan in Manama
By February 20, 2007

In his third dispatch from the Middle East, Judeo-Arabic American Joseph Braude reports on the travails of the Arabian peninsula's only Jewish community. Manama, Bahrain — The Jewish community in this micro-kingdom of 35 islands in the Arabian Gulf was … Read More

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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Two)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part Two)
By February 15, 2007

[This is the second in a four-part series published on Fridays.] I visited my mom in the hospital only once after she had her hysterectomy. I was 12, and the only thing I remember is being jealous that she could … Read More

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What Makes a Great Jewish Viral Video?

What Makes a Great Jewish Viral Video?
By February 12, 2007

You would think with 65,000 new videos a day, trying to find popular YouTube videos aimed directly at Jewcy’s sweet spot wouldn’t be an arduous task, but the vast majority is about as original, thought-provoking and funny as a 2 … Read More

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A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part One)

A Jewish Girl’s Guide to Genetic Testing (Part One)
By February 8, 2007

[This is the first in a four-part series published on Fridays.] Later this month, my mother is going to have her breasts removed—not because she has cancer, but because she’s quite sure she’ll get it. It’s not the first time … Read More

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Moral Reprobates or Superstitious Lemmings?

Moral Reprobates or Superstitious Lemmings?
By February 6, 2007

I live in an apartment of Jewish hipsters in Brooklyn who despise, and are despised by, their Hasidic neighbors. This is the Jewish-American way: the secular have no time for primitive traditionalists, and the pious no time for Godless narcissists. … Read More

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Lenny Bruce is Called to the Torah

Lenny Bruce is Called to the Torah
By February 5, 2007

Suddenly, secular young Jews are watching documentaries about Satmars and gay Hassids, grooving to the rhythm of rapper-reggae star Matisyahu, and reading about the sealed ultra-Orthodox communities depicted in the novels of Pearl Abraham and the short stories of Nathan … Read More

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How to Enjoy the Super Bowl

How to Enjoy the Super Bowl
By February 2, 2007

Another hard-fought NFL television-watching season is in the books, which means it's time to rejoice and give praise for the greatest holiday on the calendar, Super Bowl Sunday. Unfortunately, not even the cornucopia of chicken wings, cheese fries, and bacon … Read More

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