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.

This Ancient Jewish Martial Art From Jamaica or Yemen or Ethiopia or Something
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The Ancient Jewish Martial Art From Jamaica or Yemen or Ethiopia or Something

By On September 20, 2016

Depending on your penchant for skepticism, Abir Qesheth is either an ancient Jewish martial art passed down from Yemenite warriors or a brand new martial art created by a former rapper named Yehoshua… Read More

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Rabbi, May I Beat My Wife, Please?

By On September 9, 2016

Under what conditions, the Talmud asks, may a man beat his wife? This is an important question given that a bad wife, in the rabbis’ estimation, may be beaten. A bad wife,… Read More

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Hummus Is In This Film

By On August 31, 2016

Where can you find the best hummus in the world, and understand what goes into it? Hummus! The Movie provides some answers while offering a fun and fascinating look at the cutthroat… Read More

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A “Whodunnit” Murder Mystery About Anti-Semitism in Modern Poland

By On August 25, 2016

How deep does anti-Semitism go in modern Poland? In the riveting Polish thriller A Grain of Truth, a woman turns up dead in the small village of Sandomierz, and prosecutor Teodor Szacki… Read More

A Riveting Gay Family Drama, From Israel to London and Back Again
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A Riveting Gay Family Drama, From Israel to London and Back Again

By On August 9, 2016

During rehearsal for the London Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar Maoz gets a shoulder massage from the man behind him while giving one to the man in front of him. Their voices sound… Read More

The Surprising Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay
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The Surprising Nazi Origins of the Olympic Torch Relay

By On August 4, 2016

The Olympics are supposed to be a time when the world unites to celebrate elite athletes, but it has long been a complicated event for Jews. The Munich massacre of Israeli athletes… Read More

Trump’s Supporters Are Making Us Miss the E-Mezuzah
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Could the E-Mezuzah Have Saved the Internet?

By On August 4, 2016

Given that Deuteronomy tells us, “And you shall inscribe them on the doorposts (mezuzot) of our house and on your gates,” Jews generally affix a mezuzah to the doorway of their homes.… Read More

Spielberg's Next Film is on this 6-Year-Old Kidnapped by the Church and Raised by the Pope
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Spielberg’s Upcoming Film is on this Jewish 6-Year-Old Kidnapped by the Church and Raised by the Pope

By On June 28, 2016

One day in June of 1858, a policeman arrived at the home of Momolo and Marianna Mortara in Bologna, Italy, to take away their six-year-old son, Edgardo. The Mortaras were Jewish, but… Read More

The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called "Not Nice"
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The Radical Israeli Activists Who Golda Meir Famously Called “Not Nice”

By On June 22, 2016

The Black Lives Matters movement has rich precedents not just in the American Black Panthers movement of the 1960s and 1970s, but in an Israeli activist group of the same name. Back… Read More

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Animated Art to Complete the Countdown to Shavuot

By On June 9, 2016

Friday night, June 10th marks the final day of the Omer, the 50 days Jews tick off from Passover (the Exodus) to Shavuot (receiving the Torah).   Back in the day, the… Read More

A Blog That Mixes the Perfect Drink for Every Torah Portion
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A Blog That Mixes the Perfect Drink for Every Torah Portion

By On May 31, 2016

Have you ever been reading the weekly Torah portion and thought to yourself, “I could really use a drink”? If you know that feeling, we have just the blog for you: Tippling… Read More

The 1990s' Baby-Sitters Club Books for Orthodox Girls
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The 1990s’ Baby-Sitters Club Books for Orthodox Girls

By On May 26, 2016

In the 1980s and 1990s, The Baby-Sitters Club ruled. The series, created by Ann M. Martin, followed a group of middle school girls as they babysat and navigated life as pre-teens, managing… Read More