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Brand Management

Episode 87: Danya Shults on giving Jewish life a facelift with her new start-up, and Michael Knowles on his Trump-endorsed gag book

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A Jazz Classic Becomes a Picture Book

‘Strange Fruit’ brings the story behind a song about racism and lynching to a new audience: kids

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This Sausage Is Kosher—Because It’s Made of Chocolate

How Schockoladenwurst came from Germany to El Salvador, and why this pareve dessert should make its way to your table

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When You Buy a Cow (or a Boat) What Do You Get From the Seller? When Is It Yours? And What Really Is a Cow Anyway?

This week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study goes straight to the essence of the matter. Plus, ‘fish tales’ and 750-mile-high waves.

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My Two Divorces

Why getting a ‘get’ was more meaningful, and more important to me, than my civil divorce

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A Severe Case of Second Generation

Lizzie Doron always felt there was an invisible ghost in her life. She wasn't wrong.

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Telling Holocaust Stories—in Ladino

Annette Cabelli, a 92-year-old Sephardic survivor from Greece, shares her memories with young audiences across Europe

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Bearing Witness at Buchenwald

In an excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel ‘Victory Parade,’ a Jewish American soldier named Sam Arensberg helps liberate the concentration camp—but the horrors he witnesses haunt his dreams

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And in the End…

Israel Story is back! The season opener is all about endings, bringing us three unforgettable stories that ask a single question: What happens after we die?

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Standing Up for Muslims

The Jewish community is learning strategies for defending our Muslim neighbors

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In Syria and Elsewhere, Let’s Do Like the Pharaoh

There’s another reading of the Exodus story, and it has much to teach us about might and right

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Becoming a ‘Proper Jew’ in the Kitchen

After I converted to Judaism, I learned how to make gefilte fish—two different ways, from two different women

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An Air Force Chaplain’s Unforgettable Passover, 50 Years Ago

How a week of military leave created one rabbi’s unlikely connections to Menachem Begin and Ted Kennedy, on the eve of the Six-Day War

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My Mother’s Matzo Brei

In an excerpt from his new memoir, Peter Gethers tries making an old Passover favorite

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The Bagel Show

Episode 85: New York vs. Montreal bagels, intrepid bagel makers from Cleveland to Australia, plus Israel’s beigale scene

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A Festive Seder Meal—With a Side of Rice and Beans

As more Jews permit consumption of kitniyot for Passover, the holiday menu continues to expand

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A Passover Do-Over

The third Seder was once an American tradition, with a sense of community and politics that set it apart from the first two

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The Art of the Deal

Talmudic rabbis regulated real estate transactions based on biblical principles of ownership and centuries of experience of the practicalities of Jewish life

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The Seder After the Split

Why was this dinner party different from all other dinner parties? Because it was the first event I hosted after separating from my husband, when I was figuring out what freedom meant.

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The Instant Pot Is the Kitchen Gadget You Need This Passover

More flavor in a fraction of the time? Now that’s going from bondage to freedom.

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Joan Nathan Maps Out the World of Jewish Food

Her new cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, collects recipes from around the globe—and across the centuries

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Red Hot Mama

A graphic biography of singer Cass Elliot traces her journey from a kosher deli in Baltimore to the top of the pop charts

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The Great Depression

Episode 84: Author Daphne Merkin on her new memoir, and retired Episcopal priest and Oprah favorite Father Ed Bacon

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From the Menu to Your Kitchen

The Palomar and Jack’s Wife Freda—two popular Jewish restaurants—bring their recipes and their respective personalities to new cookbooks

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Why Jews Are Forbidden to Be Happy

Talmudic rabbis debate just how much of life should be forsaken as part of the Jewish responsibility to mourn for the past

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Next Stop on the Tour: The Living Room

Women show tour groups different sides of Israel, starting in their own homes

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On Being Prepared

How I found myself—and my Jewish identity—in the woods of Tennessee

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Tales of Tragedy: My Inheritance As the Grandson of Survivors

When I tried to hold my newborn daughter, my grandparents’ Holocaust stories stopped me cold

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The Law of the Kingdom, or the Law of the Jews?

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’ Talmud study, the rabbis debate whether Jews owe anything to gentiles, when it comes to property rights

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Are Jews at Risk for Parkinson’s Disease?

There’s new research into what was once called ‘the shaking palsy’

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