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We’re All Pagans Now

Having largely abandoned our faith in one unifying force, we just call on our demons to defeat the devils summoned by our enemies

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Transgender Jews Find a Place in the Mikveh

Traditional rituals have become more inclusive and embracing

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Waltzing With Hummus

How an Israeli family conquered the Vienna food scene

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On Bearing False Witness

Talmudic rabbis debate what’s to be done with the liars who help hide crimes—and who to believe in such cases—in this week’s ‘Daf Yomi’

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Food for Thought

Episode 111: Emma’s Torch founder Kerry Brodie on empowering refugees in the kitchen, and food blogger Lily Diamond on her new cookbook, Kale and Caramel

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From the Maternity Ward to a Luxury Suite

In Israel, more new mothers are opting to spend a few days in upscale ‘baby hotels’ after they give birth

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Peeking Into the World to Come

In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic rabbis delve into the practical questions around the Jewish afterlife. Like: will it be here on Earth? Will the Messiah be there, or will we be led there by his arrival? And what does redemption look like? Also, is the food kosher there?

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Atlanta Emerges as the Jewish-Foodie Capital of the South

Kosher BBQ, sweet potato cheesecake, and fried chicken Shabbat dinner: The city’s restaurants and food festivals blend religious tradition with Southern innovation

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Dear Lord Rothschild

One hundred years after a single-page letter boosted the Zionist cause and changed the course of Jewish history, Israel Story goes in search of Balfour, and his declaration, in modern-day Israel

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Eye of Newt

Episode 110: Alice Hoffman’s new prequel to ‘Practical Magic,’ and neo-pagan priest and Harvard Divinity student Charles Griggs

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Budapest and Boston: Betwixt and Between

On braiding together and picking apart my Hungarian, American, and Jewish selves

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Amid Celebrations of Martin Luther, Some Want to Talk About His Anti-Semitism

On the anniversary of the Reformation, we can’t forget what Luther thought about Jews

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The Halloween Dilemma

How did a holiday that once seemed like a bit of harmless fun turn into a source of conflict for many American Jews?

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The Talmud and the Thought Police

‘Daf Yomi’: Do heretical Jewish thinkers have a say in the World to Come?

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Preserving Jewish History in Mexico City

Monica Unikel has been leading tours for 23 years. But she’s also helped to create a cultural center inside one of the oldest synagogues in the Mexican capital.

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Preservando la Historia Judía en Ciudad de México

Tablet en Español: Mónica Unikel ha guiado tours por 23 años. Pero además ayudó a crear un centro cultural dentro de una de las más antiguas sinagogas en la capital mexicana.

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Bringing Immigrant Stories Home

The Tenement Museum’s new exhibit focuses on families who came to the Lower East Side relatively recently

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America’s Best Jewish Baker Isn’t Jewish

How minister’s daughter Melissa Weller became the queen of bagels and babka

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You’ve Made Aliyah. Now What?

Israeli agencies offer programs to help newcomers settle in, but some worry that the country needs to offer more support to prevent them from leaving

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The Converso Comeback

Hispanic crypto-Jews use social media and DNA testing to reconnect with their heritage

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Rebellious Elders

Daf Yomi: Why heresy is rare in Talmudic law, where judicial dissent and tiered courts institutionalized freedom of thought

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From Radiohead to Klezmer

My winding journey through music mirrored my journey of Jewish discovery

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If You Build It, They Will Come—to Synagogue

The Ark Builders, a group of volunteer woodworkers, have transformed the way their congregation worships

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Rolling Up a Different Kind of Strudel

This humble pastry is the perfect dish for Simchat Torah. And it’ll cure your hangover, too.

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Are Jews Exempt from Capital Punishment?

Talmudic rabbis’ lenient interpretation of Biblical laws made the death penalty difficult to impose, even in cases where murder was clearly the intent

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Inside Ellis Island’s Immigrant Hospital

An effort is underway to save old buildings crumbling into dust

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New Year, New You?

Episode 107: Rabbi Shai Held offers realistic advice for 5778

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Food Fight

Forget politics, forget territorial disputes, forget religion. Israel Story takes us to the arena where the Middle East’s truly important battles are fought: food.

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Finding Faith in Sukkot

After reading Ecclesiastes, I realized Sukkot is the perfect holiday for a spiritual skeptic like me

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Put to Death For Crimes Yet to Be Committed

‘Daf Yomi’: The odd case of preemptive punishment highlights Talmudic rabbis’ generous interpretation of the Torah’s unenforceable laws

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