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Jonathan Sacks’ Final Book, Dozens of Others Win 2020 National Jewish Book Awards

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The final book published by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks before he died in November is the Jewish Book Council’s top book for 2020. “Morality: Restoring the Common Good...

Mayim Bialik to Guest Host ‘Jeopardy!’ While Show Seeks a Permanent Replacement

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By Kurt Schleier Mayim Bialik. The correct answer is: Who is the upcoming Jewish guest host of “Jeopardy!”? Bialik, star of “The Big Bang Theory” and...

Book Reviews: ‘Beyond the Synagogue’ and ‘Tonight is Already Tomorrow’

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“Beyond the Synagogue: Jewish Nostalgia as Religious Practice” Rachel B. Gross NYU Press Rachel B. Gross, a professor of Jewish studies at San Francisco State University, is...

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Features ‘Jewish Princess’

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By Shannon Levitt It wasn’t supposed to go that way. Joey Jay, the 30-year-old Phoenix-area contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 13, unexpectedly found...
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Paradise Eluded in ‘Some Kind of Heaven’

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In the opening scenes of “Some Kind of Heaven,” viewers are treated to the well-choreographed dance that is life in a Florida retirement community. A...

Trouble in Mind: ‘Shtisel,’ Season 3

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David Holzel | Contributing Writer Two Jews, three problems. That’s the mathematics behind “Shtisel,” the runaway hit Israeli dramedy about a family of haredi Orthodox...

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Soars, Then Stumbles

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Fans of Israeli actor Gal Gadot had something big to look forward to this Christmas when Warner Bros. Entertainment released “Wonder Woman 1984,” the...

A Jewish-Infused Playlist for New Year’s Eve

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By Adam Reinherz At this point, you’ve navigated 2020 and discovered new ways to observe the Jewish holidays through 10 months of the pandemic. Whether you...

A Third ‘Wonder Woman’ With Gal Gadot Already in the Works

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By Gabe Friedman Just two days after the debut of “Wonder Woman 1984,” Warner Bros. announced that it’s not through with the Gal Gadot superhero...

‘Mayor’ Makes Mundane Matters Meaningful

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The first time we see Ramallah Mayor Musa Hadid, subject of David Osit’s new documentary “Mayor,” he’s striding into the lobby of Ramallah City...