If “The Wire” Were Israeli, It Would Be This Show

July 29, 2015
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If "The Wire" Were Israeli, It Would Be This Show

Fauda, a new thriller on Israeli TV, is being likened to American crime drama “The Wire,” and not just for its frequent shoot-outs and edge-of-your-seat pacing; like its American cousin, the show is enjoying critical acclaim, and a broad, faithful fan-base. Created by Israeli journalist Avi Issacharoff and writer, actor,…

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The Jewish Boy Who Shot the German Diplomat

July 28, 2015
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The Jewish Boy Who Shot the German Diplomat

Herschel Grynszpan was­­­n’t yet eighteen when, on November 7, 1938, he took 300 francs from…

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How to Prepare Your Mother’s Body for Burial

July 27, 2015
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How to Prepare Your Mother's Body For Burial

It’s said that the members of a hevra kaddisha, or a Jewish burial society, perform…

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Why Didn’t Britain’s Jewish Kids Get Rickets?

July 27, 2015
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Why Didn’t British Jews get Rickets?

Rickets, a vitamin D deficiency disease that causes…

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The Surprisingly Edible Way India’s Jews Mark Tisha B’Av

July 23, 2015
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The Surprisingly Edible Way India’s Jews Mark Tisha B’Av

What did the saddest day of the year…

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Thank This Jew For Inventing Drip Irrigation

July 22, 2015
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The Jew Who Invented Drip Irrigation

On these hottest days of summer – especially…

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Yolande, The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

July 21, 2015
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The Egyptian Woman Who Spied For Israel

Gone are the days, it seems, when one…

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Partying After Ramadan, on the Mediterranean

July 20, 2015
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Partying After Ramadan, on the Mediterranean

Looking for a summer trip that’s a little…

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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

July 17, 2015
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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

Coney Island is famous for its seashores, sideshows,…

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Judy Gold: Her Comedy is Dirtier than Yours!

July 16, 2015
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Judy Gold's Comedy is Dirtier than Yours!

She already won two Emmy® awards. She’s a…

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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

July 15, 2015
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Now Odysseus Speaks Judeo-Spanish!

What language did Odysseus speak when he arrived…

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Jews, Brits, and Other Filthy Races

July 14, 2015
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Jews, Brits, and Turkey's Other Filthy Races

In the early fall of 1871, a deadly…

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