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The Birth of Tradition

THE BIRTH OF TRADITION

On a blustery December day in 1985, three Jewish women from Houston strode into Bloomingdale's department store in New York City. They...

Thanks, Norman Rockwell

THANKS, NORMAN ROCKWELL

Norman Rockwell, ‘Freedom from Want,' 1943

 
 
 
Campus Anti-Zionism Seen Through the Eyes of a Syrian Refugee

CAMPUS ANTI-ZIONISM SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF A SYRIAN REFUGEE

A refugee from a war-torn country is used to seeing all parts of their homeland become a battleground. Streets. Apartments. Football...

Down and Out in Yidsbury

DOWN AND OUT IN YIDSBURY

In the fall of 1964, about two months after my wife, Eleanor, and I settled in Didsbury-known as Yidsbury, a suburb of Manchester,...

 
 
 
The Blindspot in Bernie Sanders' Anti-Semitism Manifesto

THE BLINDSPOT IN BERNIE SANDERS' ANTI-SEMITISM MANIFESTO

Bernie Sanders' curious little manifesto on anti-Semitism in Jewish Currents on Nov. 11 reminds me why I could not possibly support...

Giving Thanks in America

GIVING THANKS IN AMERICA

When Israel Zangwill's play The Melting Pot , a theatrical salute to the power of love in modern-day America, made its debut on Broadway...

 
 
 
Fifty Years of ‘Sesame Street'

FIFTY YEARS OF ‘SESAME STREET'

My husband Jonathan's two earliest memories are watching the moon landing and watching the premiere of Sesame Street. My own childhood...

Can the U.S. Flip Iran's Internet Back On?

CAN THE U.S. FLIP IRAN'S INTERNET BACK ON?

Protests that began last week in the Iranian city of Ahvaz, triggered by a 50% rise in gas prices, spread to cities across the country...

 
 
 
‘Lamed Vav.' Google It

‘LAMED VAV.' GOOGLE IT

Christian writers have long since woken up to the crowd-pleasing potential of the religious action-thriller. The popular Left Behind...

Forty Years?

FORTY YEARS?

Reacting to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's declaration earlier this week that “the establishment of Israeli civilian settlements...

 
 
 
How Boomers Ruined American Judaism

HOW BOOMERS RUINED AMERICAN JUDAISM

With a couple of new books out, my colleagues at Tablet magazine and I are currently on book tours around the country. The indignities...

Philadelphia Shel Zahav

PHILADELPHIA SHEL ZAHAV

This week on Unorthodox, we're coming to you from, well, all over the place. First, we check in on our hosts to see what was up when...

 
 
 
The Godfather

THE GODFATHER

Throughout the Cold War, the Western genre exemplified America both to itself and the rest of the world. It was, as the cowboys say,...

Emission Standards

EMISSION STANDARDS

Literary critic Adam Kirsch is reading a page of Talmud a day, along with Jews around the world. The main subject of Tractate Nidda...

 
 
 
How Mike Nichols Met Elaine May

HOW MIKE NICHOLS MET ELAINE MAY

SAM WASSON : Mike was playing Jean the valet in a production of Miss Julie , and Mike was declaiming at the foot of the stage, overacting,...

Buried Treasure

BURIED TREASURE

In his 2012 book Golden Harvest , Polish historian Jan Gross takes as his departure point a curious photograph. A large group of people,...

 
 
 
Nothing to Worry About

NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT

The question was: How are you going to get out of the draft? In my senior year of college I had a low draft number in the lottery and...

By the Rivers of Babylon

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON

Jews first arrived in what is today Iraq in the sixth century BCE, after the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar sacked Solomon's Temple....

 
 
 
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hebrew Poet

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, HEBREW POET

Two hundred and two years ago today, on Kislev 10, Nov. 19, 1817, the great English Romantic poet and famed opium addict Samuel Taylor...

Malley in Wonderland

MALLEY IN WONDERLAND

Last month, Robert Malley, the former senior White House official who served as point man for President Barack Obama's realignment...

 
 
 



Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021

Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new investor note focused on Apple's iPhone lineup for 2020 and 2021. Kuo says there will be four new OLED iPhone models in 2020... Read more ...

Dyson deals at Walmart: save $100 on the Dyson V7 Vacuum during Cyber Week

Dyson deals at Walmart: save $100 on the Dyson V7 Vacuum during Cyber Week

Walmart has extended their Cyber Monday sale with Cyber Week deals that you can shop right now. You can find incredible savings on popular gift ideas, which include the... Read more ...

Pixel Tips confirms ‘Cards & Passes,' automatic Call Screen, more

Pixel Tips confirms ‘Cards & Passes,' automatic Call Screen, more

Google uses the Pixel Tips app to introduce you to the latest features of your Pixel phone. Today, the app has been updated with new information about upcoming features for... Read more ...

Google Assistant Is Expanding To Make Your Entire Home Smart

Google Assistant Is Expanding To Make Your Entire Home Smart

After killing off "Works with Nest" earlier this year, Google is finally expanding its smart home integration capabilities to make Assistant suit the entire home. That's based... Read more ...

Nomad launches waterproof leather straps for Apple Watch

Nomad launches waterproof leather straps for Apple Watch

What you need to know Launching in black and brown leather. Yes, they are waterproof. Select black or silver hardware. These impressive bands are for the 44/42mm Apple Watches... Read more ...

Here's when the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite may debut

Here's when the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite may debut

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite CAD-based render The upcoming Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note 10 Lite were initially expected to make an early debut in India later this month, but a... Read more ...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2, the world's first 5G XR platform

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2, the world's first 5G XR platform

Forget about 2018's entry-level Snapdragon XR1 - the Snapdragon XR2 is a premium mixed reality headset chipset with support for 5G cellular connectivity. Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e hits new low price, Philips Hue bulbs on sale, more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e hits new low price, Philips Hue bulbs on sale, more

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e hits a new Amazon all-time low while Philips Hue lightbulbs do the same. We also have a notable deal on Anker Prizm projectors and more in today's... Read more ...

YouTube Rewind 2019 focuses on the videos you actually liked this year

YouTube Rewind 2019 focuses on the videos you actually liked this year

YouTube Rewind is an annual way to look back at the platform's most loved trends, videos, and creators, but in 2018, that's not what it did. YouTube isn't shy about how much... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch Online Getting 6 New Classic Games

Nintendo Switch Online Getting 6 New Classic Games

It's been a little while since Nintendo added SNES games to Nintendo Switch online, with the caution that we shouldn't get our hopes up for regular content updates . But the... Read more ...