Excavating Lost Pre-War Klezmer Recordings

A new album presents 24 klezmer songs recorded in Europe before World War I. Until recently, nobody even imagined that these recordings existed.

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Do You Want Me to Leave Orthodoxy? An Open Letter to the RCA

A 17-year-old writes a letter to those who would prohibit her from seeking ordination as an Orthodox woman.

Dutch Authorities Recommend Banning Kosher Slaughter

A recommendation by the agency’s risk assessment bureau cites pain and suffering caused to animals.

How I Rid Myself of the Evil Eye

All it takes is water, molten lead, a clove of garlic, salt, a twig and some Hebrew. That and a few shekels can rid you of the evil eye. Naomi Zeveloff subjects herself to the ancient tradition of Bleigiessen.

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Jamie Chung and Bryan Greenberg Incorporate Jewish Traditions in Nups

Actress Jamie Chung and actor-musician Bryan Greenberg married in a ceremony that incorporated “personal vows and Jewish traditions,” according to Martha Stewart Weddings.

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