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Rapper Azealia Banks Ignites Social Media Storm with Wedding Announcement

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Incendiary rapper Azealia Banks announced her engagement to artist Ryder Ripps by posting a photo on Instagram of a ring with a menorah on it and writing “I’m Jewish now.

Sacha Baron Cohen Says Days of Disguise Pranks Are Over

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Sacha Baron Cohen says his days of dressing up as characters such as Borat Sagdiyev, the anti-Semitic Kazakh journalist that made the Jewish actor a star, are behind him.

Langhorne Slim’s New Album Inspired By Singer’s Jewish Grandparents

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Anyone will tell you that 2020 was a tough year, but Langhorne Slim’s 2019 was no picnic, either. The Jewish singer-songwriter was unable to make...

Book Review: Gabrielle Korn’s ‘Everybody (Else) Is Perfect’

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“Everybody (Else) Is Perfect: How I Survived Hypocrisy, Beauty, Clicks, and Likes” By Gabrielle Korn When Gabrielle Korn was a Jewish teenager growing up on Long...
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It’s a Jewish Books Bonanza in February

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Maybe it’s the fact that the wave of dull insider accounts of the Trump regime seems to have finally crested. Maybe everyone had a...
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Book Review: Yaniv Iczkovits’ ‘The Slaughterman’s Daughter’

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Iczkovits, a celebrated Israeli writer with several novels to his name, sets out to tell a rollicking, madcap tale, and mostly succeeds.

New Fran Lebowitz Series, ‘Pretend It’s a City,’ Elevates Art of Complaining

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Fran Lebowitz knows why she’s angry. “The anger is, I have no power, but I’m filled with opinions,” the writer, humorist and social critic laments...

2021 Golden Globes: All the Jewish Nominees, from ‘Mank’ to ‘Borat’ to ‘Unorthodox’

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By Emily Burack “Schitt’s Creek” is trying to pick up in the Golden Globes where it left off in the fall with its historic Emmys sweep. The...

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...