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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.

Martha Stewart and the Case of the WASPy Matzah

April 18, 2014
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martha

Poor Martha Stewart. A few years ago she wasn’t invited to a Passover seder. Never one to miss an opportunity to participate in a lavish meal, Stewart—though not a Jew herself—wanted to keep the tradition alive. So she took the next logical step and invited comedian Joan Rivers onto her show to make chocolate-covered…

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Suicide Prevention at the Seder Table

April 14, 2014
By
elijah2

On the night of the seder, Elijah the Prophet plays Santa Claus (well, those aren’t the exact words) hopping…

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How Big Is Your Afikoman?

April 9, 2014
By
seder-placemat

How many Saltines can you eat in a minute? How about an even harder challenge: How much…

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Haggadahs by JDate

April 8, 2014
By
phar

We dare you to go on a JDate…

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Pop Goes the Haggadah!

April 7, 2014
By
pop-hagaddah

The seder is an ancient ritual, but your haggadah doesn’t…

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The Dyke and the Dybbuk

March 31, 2014
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dyke-dybbuk

It’s not easy being a dybbuk. Jewish tradition holds…

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The Jew Who Taught the Mormons Hebrew

March 25, 2014
By
j-smith

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, wanted…

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The Ultimate Jewish Question: Latkes or Hamantaschen?

March 14, 2014
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Latkes Versus Hamantaschen

As we approach the holiday of noshing hamantaschen, scholars…

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What Does the Master of the Universe Pray For?

March 5, 2014
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What Does God Pray For?

Humans pray for all kinds of things: food,…

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The Israeli Who Put Your Virus Under the Microscope

February 28, 2014
By
Yisrael Radai

Picture a scientist studying viruses. You probably envision someone in…

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The Prime Time Jewvangelist on a Website Near You

February 26, 2014
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The Prime Time Jewvangelist on a Website Near You

Rabbi Leah Levy has a problem: no one…

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The Jewish Woman Who Invented the Modern Bra

February 14, 2014
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The Jewish Woman Who Invented the Modern Bra

In the 1950s and 60s, Maidenform ran a series of ads with…

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