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Tamar Fox

Tamar Fox
Tamar Fox is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia. Her children's book, No Baths at Camp, was published in 2013 by Kar-Ben, and her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, the Jerusalem Post, Tablet Magazine, MyJewishLearning.com, and many other publications.

The Woman Who Turned Boxes Filled With Junk Into Great Art

August 7, 2014
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The Woman Who Turned Boxes Filled With Junk Into Great Art

A bunch of scavenged old boards nailed together unevenly, and painted black. It might not sound like much, but that’s the revolutionary artwork of sculptor Louise Nevelson, who emigrated to America from Russia as a child. Nevelson grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household, and went on to become one of the…

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Chinese Self-Help Books Teach You to Be Like the Jews

August 4, 2014
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Chinese Self-Help Books Teach You to Be Like the Jews

Head to the self-help or business section at a bookstore in China and you’re likely to see…

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The Jewish Country Music King

July 24, 2014
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The Jewish Country Music Star

He’s 6’7″, wears a long grey ponytail down his back, and was named Texas Musician…

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Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

July 22, 2014
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Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

Seinfeld was the most popular show on television in…

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Torah On The Moon

July 21, 2014
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Torah On The Moon

Christian Bibles are available in hotel rooms, or…

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Sex(less) in the Holy City

July 17, 2014
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Sex(less) in the Holy City

The joys and oys of dating in New…

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Up Close and Personal With a Traveling Moyl

July 15, 2014
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Up Close and Personal with a Traveling Moyl

Not every ritual circumciser, or moyl in Yiddish, starts out…

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Catch Elijah This Weekend—He Won’t be Back for 21 Years

July 11, 2014
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Catch Elijah This Weekend—He Won't be Back for 21 Years

This weekend most congregations outside of Israel will…

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Single, Pregnant, and Rabbi

July 9, 2014
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Single, Pregnant, and Rabbi

Julie Greenberg was a single lesbian in Reconstructionist rabbinical school in…

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The Holocaust Play Too Scandalous for the American Stage

July 7, 2014
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The Holocaust Play Too Scandalous for the American Stage

When you think of secret diaries from World…

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The Most Innovative Judaica We’ve Ever Seen

July 1, 2014
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The Most Innovative Judaica We've Ever Seen

A tie made out of an old tallit.…

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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

June 25, 2014
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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

Tefillin, or phylacteries, are the black leather straps…

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