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The Only Turkey-Style Challah Braiding Video You’ll Ever Need

By On November 22, 2015

Perhaps the greatest gift that last year’s Thanksgivukkah gave American Jews—well, third greatest, if we count the menurkeys on our windowsills and the orange cranberry jelly doughnuts we want in our bellies—is… Read More

A Sephardic Prayer Service for Insomniacs
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A Sephardic Prayer Service for Insomniacs

By On June 24, 2015

Can’t sleep? Instead of shuffling to the freezer or watching this live walrus cam, you could be getting a jump start on your prayers. That is, if you happen to live near… Read More

Getting Back Home Tonight, The Yiddish Way
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Getting Back Home Tonight, The Yiddish Way

By On December 31, 2014

It’s New Years Eve, and after all those rounds of champagne, the last place you’ll want to be tonight is behind the steering wheel, right? Of course, there are apps like Uber,… Read More

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Passover with Metallica

By On April 10, 2014

That kid in your math class with greasy hair and the black muscle shirt might not have known it, but Metallica’s 1984 hit “Creeping Death” is inspired by the second half of… Read More

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Rav Yehuda Gets His Groove On

By On October 14, 2013

“Said Rav Yehuda: Even silence has its rules,” announces spoken word poet Jake Marmer at the start of his new album, Hermeneutic Stomp. Between his rhythmic poem-spitting and the frantic, tight, dazzling grooves of… Read More

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An American Folksinger With A Hasidic Twist

By On August 13, 2013

When you first listen to Levi Robin‘s tender, breathy vocals and hypnotic fingerpicking, what comes to mind is likely Iron & Wine or Bob Dylan. But if you close your eyes and listen to the lyrics,… Read More

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The Temptations Do “Fiddler on the Roof”

By On July 17, 2013

You’ve heard “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and you might even know half the lyrics, but you’ve probably never heard as groovy a take as The Temptations’. Though best known for their number 1 hit, “My Girl,” the Temptations’… Read More

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The Knish Lady

By On December 5, 2012

In 1935, a Brooklynite named Fannie Stahl decided to take her Brighton Beach boardwalk knish operation and make it legit. She opened the now-legendary Mrs. Stahl’s Knishes in Brighton Beach. The knishery was… Read More