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5 Ways To Make Folks Care About Shavuot

By Amy Klein

5 Ways To Make Folks Care About Shavuot
Hey, did you know that Shavuot is upon us?Read More


Modern Love Illuminated

By Amy Klein

Modern Love Illuminated
The sea of love can be a “dark and scary place — deep, cold, impenetrable, and populated by billions of freakish creatures lurking in the depths with their gnashing teeth and electrified appendages,” Daniel Jones, editor of the Modern Love essay column in The New York Times, writes in his new book, “Love Illuminated: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject (With the Help of 50,000 Strangers),” (HarperCollins).Read More


Teenage Hero Is a Distinctly West Coast Jew

By Amy Klein

Teenage Hero Is a  Distinctly West Coast Jew
Has any Jewish teenager in recent American literature felt as much antipathy toward attending Hebrew school as Sanskrit Aaron Zuckerman?Read More


Whither Art Thou, American Male?

By Amy Klein

Whither Art Thou, American Male?
SUMMER FILM: There’s still something so very Jewy about all of Jason Segel’s characters, even if Tom’s the only one who is officially a Member of the Tribe.Read More


What I Dread This Hanukkah

By Amy Klein

What I Dread This Hanukkah
Hanukkah is coming and you know what that means: a month of videos by Jewish boy bands like the Maccabeats. Amy Klein is hoping they don’t ruin her holiday.Read More






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