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Stay Away From That Place That Buys Human Hair

Stay Away From That Place That Buys Human Hair
By December 25, 2006

Graduating from college sucks. It’s just awful. If you’ve failed to line up a job during your senior year, then commencement marks your transition from scholar to slacker. If you have managed to get your inexperienced ass employed, then it … Read More

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Nothing Is Illuminated

Nothing Is Illuminated
By December 19, 2006

I’m tired of the Holocaust—the great tragedy Jews devour like a falafel plate after the Yom Kippur fast. I recently declared a personal moratorium on Holocaust movies, museums, and memoirs. The Pianist: didn’t see it. The new version of Elie … Read More

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Jewish Freaks and Geeks

Jewish Freaks and Geeks
By December 19, 2006

Click here to view an interactive essay about post-shtetl celebrity This slide-show requires the latest version of the Adobe Flash player. Get it here.  

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Bombs and Bonds

Bombs and Bonds
By December 14, 2006

Jeffrey Goldberg’s Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide may be one of the best books about the Middle East published in recent years. (Full disclosure: As a member of our editorial board, Goldberg is also … Read More

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Murder in Amsterdam

Murder in Amsterdam
By December 5, 2006

The Amsterdam apartment where Anne Frank began her diary before going into hiding from the Nazis has been restored to the style of the 1930s to create a refuge for persecuted writers….Using photographs from the family archive and a letter … Read More

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Frum Seeking Frum

Frum Seeking Frum
By December 5, 2006

Horny haredim provide endless fodder for secular Jews playing the “See, you’re not so holy!” game. After all, if the pious can’t live up to their own rules, then maybe those of us who prefer Henry Miller and absinthe to … Read More

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The Curse of the Jewish Jordan

The Curse of the Jewish Jordan
By December 1, 2006

Dmitriy Salita, an undefeated welterweight boxer and Golden Gloves champion, is an Orthodox Jew. His personal website describes him as “a famous Jew boxer,” and he climbs into the ring to the thumping bass of Matisyahu, the Hasidic reggae star. … Read More

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Is Radicalism Dead?

Is Radicalism Dead?
By November 28, 2006

Radicalism has become a slutty, sloppy, imprecise word, like antisemitism or God. Over the years it’s been used to describe people of such vastly different ideological orientations that it’s now a sort of Rorschach test: You can tell a lot … Read More

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