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The Belgian Falafel Waffle

THE BELGIAN FALAFEL WAFFLE

Falafel, the Middle Eastern fast food staple, is one of the food staples most closely identified with Israeli cuisine. Crisp and speckled...

We Need to Talk About White Identity Politics

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHITE IDENTITY POLITICS

Last week, a maelstrom hit social media. Unlike other online firestorms, this one wasn't squarely about a policy or politician. On...

 
 
 
The ‘DAU' of Stalin Opens in Paris

THE ‘DAU' OF STALIN OPENS IN PARIS

DAU , one of the longest-gestating film shoots in the history of cinema, is now over. By now you will have heard of Ilya Khrzhanovsky,...

Cooking Up a Diverse Community

COOKING UP A DIVERSE COMMUNITY

It all started with a broken engagement. It was April 2018, and Simone Weichselbaum was newly single. One of the reasons she and her...

 
 
 
Womb Raider

WOMB RAIDER

Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. American lawyers have a saying that...

The Real Reason Americans Support Israel

THE REAL REASON AMERICANS SUPPORT ISRAEL

In January of 2018, Vice President Mike Pence delivered an address at the Knesset to announce the Trump administration's decision to...

 
 
 
Civics Lessons

CIVICS LESSONS

Who was the 16th president of the United States? What does it take to become a U.S. senator? This isn't Trivial Pursuit, or Jeopardy...

Virginia Democratic Candidate Apologizes to Jewish Community for Past Statements

VIRGINIA DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE APOLOGIZES TO JEWISH COMMUNITY FOR PAST STATEMENTS

Coming on the heels of Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic statements and subsequent apology, another Democratic politician was forced to...

 
 
 
Sleepless in Seattle

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

This episode was recorded live at the Stroum Jewish Community Center in Mercer Island, Washington. Our Jewish guest is Rabbi Will Berkovitz,...

The Kedushah Crisis

THE KEDUSHAH CRISIS

Kedushah was developed as a pietistic ideal for the virtuous few, encouraging married men to limit to the minimum the frequency and...

 
 
 

JOIN THE UNORTHODOX PODCAST TEAM!

Unorthodox , the top-rated Jewish-themed podcast, is looking for a part-time associate producer. This team member's responsibilities...

Class Struggle and the Dreamlife of Trump National

CLASS STRUGGLE AND THE DREAMLIFE OF TRUMP NATIONAL

At age 16, I graduated from mowing the neighbors' lawns and watering their plants to my first real job, which was clearing tables and...

 
 
 
The Value of Remembering Dead Workers

THE VALUE OF REMEMBERING DEAD WORKERS

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, in a ninth-floor room at 1 Centre Street, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted unanimously...

My Yiddish Valentine

MY YIDDISH VALENTINE

Basketball is Jewish, skiing is goyish. Jell-O is goyish , pudding is Jewish. Lust is Jewish. Love, however, love is the ultimate in...

 
 
 
The General Who Wasn't There

THE GENERAL WHO WASN'T THERE

“So,” he said, as he was walking me into his new study, “you're the journalist?” His tone was so unimpressed, that I didn't even bother...

Coming to America

COMING TO AMERICA

You wouldn't think a sweet, celebratory picture book about a little girl's first day of preschool would trigger such rage. Or maybe...

 
 
 
Rep. Ilhan Omar Deserves Dialogue, Not Just Denunciation

REP. ILHAN OMAR DESERVES DIALOGUE, NOT JUST DENUNCIATION

Last night, Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar blew an anti-Semitic dog whistle on Twitter. Responding to a Republican effort to censure her...

A Lesser Wife

A LESSER WIFE

Savta is over 90 years old. No one knows her exact age because in Yemen dates weren't recorded, birthdays weren't celebrated. When...

 
 
 
The Enigmatic Benny Gantz

THE ENIGMATIC BENNY GANTZ

It took Benny Gantz an entire month to utter his first political word after registering his new party, Hosen L'Yisrael , on Dec. 27. Gantz's...

A Very Queer Shabbat Dinner

A VERY QUEER SHABBAT DINNER

On a recent Friday morning, Jake Cohen could be found chopping rainbow carrots, watermelon radishes, orange cauliflower, and a pile...

 
 
 



AT&T already lets you sign up for Samsung Galaxy S10 pre-order news

AT&T already lets you sign up for Samsung Galaxy S10 pre-order news

AT&T today became the first US carrier to inform customers about the upcoming arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone series. Of course, the Galaxy S10 line hasn't been... Read more ...

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 5.2 to Developers

Apple Seeds Third Beta of watchOS 5.2 to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming watchOS 5.2 update to developers, two weeks after seeding the second watchOS 5.2 beta and a month after releasing watchOS 5.1.3... Read more ...

Google schedules GDC event, reportedly for cloud gaming service

Google schedules GDC event, reportedly for cloud gaming service

Google has scheduled an event for March 19 at 10 a.m. Pacific time at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, where it may unveil Project Stream. Read more ...

In a two-horse race, Apple finishes sixth with its smart speaker

In a two-horse race, Apple finishes sixth with its smart speaker

The smart speaker market continues to grow by leaps and bounds, according to the latest data from Strategy Analytics. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the three month period... Read more ...

New Android apps to check out this week

New Android apps to check out this week

The Google Play store is full of awesome apps that can help you with tasks or simply help you take a break and relax with an engaging game. But how do you know what ones you... Read more ...

Razer lays off most of its mobile division staff, cancels Razer Phone 3

Razer lays off most of its mobile division staff, cancels Razer Phone 3

Truth be told, we're not sure what Razer would have expected from a niche product like the Razer Phone. Advertised as a gaming phone, the top-tier device faced fierce... Read more ...

Hands-on: Razer Phone 2 gets Android 9 Pie starting next week, here's a...

Hands-on: Razer Phone 2 gets Android 9 Pie starting next week, here's a sneak peek

Android 9 Pie's rollout was pretty slow for a while, but as 2019 goes on it's finally picking up some steam. Next week, Razer will be added to the list of OEMs with updates... Read more ...

Apple releasing third iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2 developer betas today

Apple releasing third iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2 developer betas today

Apple is releasing iOS 12.2 beta 3 for iPhone and iPad today. The latest beta update should be released over-the-air at the top of the hour. Apple will also release the third... Read more ...

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem: 5G Multi-mode & New Advanced ICs

Qualcomm Announces X55 Modem: 5G Multi-mode & New Advanced ICs

It's been an eventful few months for Qualcomm - back in December the company had unveiled the first reference designs of the Snapdragon 855 and demonstrated integration with... Read more ...

Get over $20 off this Teckin Smart Floor Lamp & control it from your phone

Get over $20 off this Teckin Smart Floor Lamp & control it from your phone

Turn the lights on. Or off. Or somewhere in between. Use coupon code XQE2QMEV during checkout at Amazon to get this Teckin LED Dimmable Smart Floor Lamp for $63.74. That saves... Read more ...