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Huddled in the cold rain at the women’s section of the Western Wall Plaza, Anat Hoffman, veteran leader of Women of the Wall, removed her jacket, rolled up her long sleeves, and put on tefillin (phylacteries) for the first time in her life.


Jews of the Caribbean

Since 1492, Jews have lived in the Caribbean. The Forward speaks to Sarah Phillips Casteel, author of “Calypso Jews” about how Jewish characters have found their way into Caribbean fiction.


Coen Bros Defend #OscarsSoJewish Moviemaking Outlook

Asked about diversity in Hollywood last week, the Coen brothers defended to the Washington Post their history of making movies about Jews and Minnesotans.

Bernie Has His 'Sanderswitzky' Moment on 'SNL' With Larry David

Bernie Sanders had a rumpled star turn on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ teaming up with frequent portrayor Larry David for skits that gently mocked his leftist campaign message — and Jewish roots


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An Israeli fashion store’s decision to fire Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, 46, as its house model and replace her with a 25-year-old sparked a national debate on women’s rights in that industry.

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