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The Rabbi Who Helped Me Sneak Into Venezuela

THE RABBI WHO HELPED ME SNEAK INTO VENEZUELA

Moshen didn't look like a rabbi, or at least not what I expected a rabbi to be. No kippa, no large beard, but rather a modern outfit...

The Sweetness of Sour Cherries

THE SWEETNESS OF SOUR CHERRIES

Almost exactly five years ago, I tasted sour cherry soup for the first time. I was at a restaurant in Budapest, very pregnant and dining...

 
 
 
The Brilliance of Batya Gur, Israel's Greatest Detective Author

THE BRILLIANCE OF BATYA GUR, ISRAEL'S GREATEST DETECTIVE AUTHOR

Before The New Yorker became a social-media babbitt, the magazine not infrequently published eccentric works that documented the collision...

Israel's Undemocratic Marriage Laws

ISRAEL'S UNDEMOCRATIC MARRIAGE LAWS

When advocating for Israel, diaspora Jews take great pride in characterizing the Jewish state, cantankerous and messy as its politics...

 
 
 
In Praise of Hate

IN PRAISE OF HATE

Everyone is against hate. President Donald Trump appears to his critics as a hatemonger , while Trump's defenders , rather than claiming...

Hot Wheels

HOT WHEELS

My 14-year-old daughter, Maxine, is a derby skater. She's been skating with Gotham Girls Junior Derby for three years now, under the...

 
 
 
Parsha in Progress Episode 24: Does God Require Gratitude?

PARSHA IN PROGRESS EPISODE 24: DOES GOD REQUIRE GRATITUDE?

This week, we discuss the importance of cultivating gratitude

Parsha in Progress Episode 21: Water From a Rock

PARSHA IN PROGRESS EPISODE 21: WATER FROM A ROCK

This week, we discuss why exactly Moses was denied entry into the Promised Land, and whether he got enough recognition for his leadership.

 
 
 
Alex Bregman Vs. Joc Pederson Home Run Derby Showdown

ALEX BREGMAN VS. JOC PEDERSON HOME RUN DERBY SHOWDOWN

The Home Run Derby is baseball's real midsummer classic, a spectacle of brawn and nerve that pits eight of the game's most fearsome...

Innovations in the U.S.-Israel Security Alliance

INNOVATIONS IN THE U.S.-ISRAEL SECURITY ALLIANCE

In April an Israeli airstrike struck an Iranian base in Syria on the road to the ancient city of Palmyra. The target, according to...

 
 
 
Pankaj Mishra's Moral Mishmash

PANKAJ MISHRA'S MORAL MISHMASH

Ours, said Pankaj Mishra, is a tormented world, where “the question of political evil that we grapple with presses down on our souls...

How Sweden Became the Epicenter of Yiddish Children's Media

HOW SWEDEN BECAME THE EPICENTER OF YIDDISH CHILDREN'S MEDIA

In 1999, Yiddish was declared an official national minority language in Sweden, alongside Finnish, Romani, Meänkieli , and the Sami...

 
 
 
The Psychology Behind Yiddish Literature

THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND YIDDISH LITERATURE

Blume Pfeffer was born in 1907 in Galicia to a family that placed no particular importance on the education of girls. She dreamed of...

Russian Jewish Burning Man

RUSSIAN JEWISH BURNING MAN

Every June, 2,000 Russian-speakers flock to the Catskill Mountains to take part in a weekend event that many liken to Burning Man,...

 
 
 
How to Talk About Israel and Palestine

HOW TO TALK ABOUT ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

Recently, I was sitting with a dear friend over coffee. Because I am Jewish, and have written about Zionism, she asked if we could...

Living Single

LIVING SINGLE

In recent years a new sort of community has developed: the modern Orthodox singles community. While previously, single adults lived...

 
 
 
America's Albert Cohen Moment

AMERICA'S ALBERT COHEN MOMENT

One-hundred-twenty-four years ago today, the 20-year-old daughter of a notary, Louise Judith Ferro, washed her newborn son, Avraham...

Transgendering Stonewall

TRANSGENDERING STONEWALL

Was Anne Frank “bisexual?” Keen to claim her as one of their own, some queer activists are citing previously overlooked passages from...

 
 
 
Live From Queens

LIVE FROM QUEENS

This episode was recorded live at the Hollis Hills Bayside Jewish Center in Queens. Our Jewish guest is Leon Neyfakh, who hosts the...

After Ethiopian Israeli Is Killed by Police, Protesters Face a Few Inconvenient Truths 

AFTER ETHIOPIAN ISRAELI IS KILLED BY POLICE, PROTESTERS FACE A FEW INCONVENIENT TRUTHS 

Last month, an Israeli off-duty police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old named Solomon Tekah. The incident is still under investigation,...

 
 
 



IOS 12.4 gets a public jailbreak

IOS 12.4 gets a public jailbreak

Apple recently released their iOS 12.4 software update, the update apparently has a vulnerability in it which makes it easy for hackers to jailbreak the iPhone. This is the... Read more ...

Porsche Taycan will have Apple Music built in

Porsche Taycan will have Apple Music built in

Not long now until we get to see the final version of the Porsche Taycan, Porsche will unveil the car next month. Now the company has released an interior photo of the new... Read more ...

Blair Witch interview - How Lionsgate and Bloober created a game after 2 decades

Blair Witch interview - How Lionsgate and Bloober created a game after 2 decades

Blair Witch is finally getting a proper video game version thanks to a partnership between Lionsgate and Layers of Fear maker Bloober Team. Read more ...

WD Black storage is for gamers who are running out of space as games get huge

WD Black storage is for gamers who are running out of space as games get huge

Western Digital is launching five storage solutions for gamers under its WD Black label, with as much as 12 terabytes of storage, or 300 games. Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note10 and 10+ firmware update released

Samsung Galaxy Note10 and 10+ firmware update released

Samsung has released its first firmware update for its new Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ smartphones. The new firmware comes with the version number N97*FXXU1ASH5... Read more ...

Battery capacities leaked for the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro

Battery capacities leaked for the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro could be unveiled by Huawei on September 19th. Recently a heavily disguised Mate 30 Pro was photographed riding the subway with its circular... Read more ...

Dell Launches 55-Inch Alienware OLED Display: 4K at 120 Hz with Deep Blacks

Dell Launches 55-Inch Alienware OLED Display: 4K at 120 Hz with Deep Blacks

Today at Gamescom, Dell has officially launched its new flagship OLED gaming monitor, the Alienware 55. First demonstrated back at Computex, the display uses a 4K OLED panel... Read more ...

Google Photos 4.23 preps Colorize beta & Google One trial, details ‘Memories'

Google Photos 4.23 preps Colorize beta & Google One trial, details ‘Memories'

Google Photos 4.23 is rolling out this evening and details a number of upcoming features, including “Memories” and possible in-app Smart Display Photo Frame setup. Google One... Read more ...

Apple considering $9.99 price for Apple TV+, Bloomberg reports

Apple considering $9.99 price for Apple TV+, Bloomberg reports

The premium service is said to roll out by November. What you need to know Apple TV+ is a slate of original content from the hardware manufacturer. Oh, right. Apple also is... Read more ...

Google's Back to School deals include $300 off the Pixel 3, 41% off the Home...

Google's Back to School deals include $300 off the Pixel 3, 41% off the Home Mini

The summer is coming to a close and the kids, if not already starting a new school year, are preparing for it. And it isn't too late for some back-to-school sales. Google, for... Read more ...