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Jon Stewart Says the ‘Harry Potter’ Goblin Characters are Antisemitic

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In recent years, some “Harry Potter” fans have reconsidered their love for the series.

‘Brilliant’ is how Dr. Ruth describes Tovah Feldshuh’s portrayal of her

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By Julia Gergely (New York Jewish Week via JTA) — Mark St. Germain’s play “Becoming Dr. Ruth” — a one-woman show about famed sex therapist and...
Michael Twitty is a Black man with short, black hair and short beard. He is looking at the camera and wearing a kippah, blue shirt, striped tie and black vest.

Food Historian Ties Culinary Pieces Together

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When food writer and historian Michael Twitty traveled to Caesarea National Park in Israel several years ago, he was struck by the broken mosaic...

Local Family Publishes Holocaust Book

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Maurice Chorney was one of those Holocaust survivors who never really talked about his experience. But when his daughter, Helene Shipon, was moving Chorney from...
Two large, purple walls filled with text and pictures are displayed on NMAJH's virtual tour.

NMAJH Digitizes Core Exhibits in Virtual ‘Revolution’

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The National Museum of American Jewish History launched a virtual tour of its core exhibit on Nov. 14, digitizing the museum’s permanent exhibits across...

HBO’s ‘Succession’ Delves Into Antisemitism

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I was born in 1991 and grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs. It was a safe and prosperous time and place for American Jews. So...

Van Gogh Stolen from Rothschild by Nazis Sells for More Than $35M

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A watercolor painting by Vincent Van Gogh that was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner during the Holocaust was sold at auction for $35,855,000 Thursday

‘Curb’ Misses the Larry-Cheryl Marriage

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A few weeks ago, before the start of the 11th season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” some Jewish Philadelphians made an interesting point about the...

New Jewish Dating Site for the Persian Gulf Launches

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Earlier this month, Bahrain’s Jewish community celebrated the first Jewish wedding in the country in 52 years. 

The Season of the Jewitch

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Occult practices and totems are a mainstay of Halloween season, and sage bundles, altars and crystals are an increasingly trendy way to dabble in divination and witchcraft.