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A Jewish anti-racist reading list for children of all ages

This moment has many of us reeling. Honestly, for those of you who are, like me, white-presenting Jewish parents, we should consider this a time of reckoning. Are we doing enough to make our homes...

 
 By Lior Zaltzman    Features    May 1, 2020

Netflix's 'Unorthodox' Is Yiddish, feminist and just what we need now

Back in 2012, when Deborah Feldman's memoir "Unorthodox" came out, several people recommended I read this tale about a young woman leaving the Hasidic Satmar sect. I didn't follow the advice, but I...

 
 By Lior Zaltzman    Features    May 1, 2020

The real history behind HBO's 'The Plot Against America'

(JTA)-The new TV show based on Philip Roth's novel "The Plot Against America," helmed by David Simon, the Jewish creator of "The Wire," has premiered on HBO and made a splash with critics and fans....

 

Jewish mom Pink opens up about aging and I feel so seen

I grew up with Pink. Her first two albums, "Can't Take Me Home" and "Missundaztood," came out during bat mitzvah season for me, and it was her songs that truly got the party started. Yes, they were...

 

There's a long history of Jews playing Nazis on screen

Taika Waititi's satirical film "Jojo Rabbit" is finally out! Set in Nazi Germany, the Jewish Maori director famously plays Adolf Hitler. "What better way to insult Hitler than having him played by a...

 
 By Lior Zaltzman    News    June 21, 2019

Yiddish word kicked off Scripps Spelling Bee finals

It’s Yiddish for the win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee! OK, not quite, but last week, when the first rounds of the finals kicked off, the word “Yiddishkeit” nearly stumped contestant No....

 
 By Lior Zaltzman    Features    May 31, 2019

'Dead To Me' is the new Netflix show Jewish women need to watch

It's been a while since I felt like a show outsmarted me. But "Dead to Me," Netflix's new star-studded series, has made me gasp quite a few times. It manages to subvert all my expectations in a way...

 

By comparing it to Anne Frank, this man nails the problem with Oscar winner 'Green Book'

When "Green Book" won the Academy Award for best movie, arguably the most coveted prize of the ceremony, "BlacKkKlansman" and "Do The Right Thing" director Spike Lee stormed to the back of the...

 

Fire safety tips for the menorah

(Kveller via JTA)—While Chanukah is a favorite on the Jewish calendar, there is no holiday as dangerous with its open flames, boiling oil and sharp graters for making latkes. So we’ve compiled these helpful tips to help you minimize the risks...

 

Eight 'Jewish' shows to watch this fall

(JTA)-Fall is here, and with it comes cooler weather, earlier sunsets and an end to whatever magical spell or temporary insanity that possessed us to spend our free time outdoors rather than in...

 

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