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Idina Menzel Works to Create A Generation of Confident, Nonconformist Girls

As the days lengthen and the weather warms, Idina Menzel — star of stage (an Obie winner for “Rent” and a Tony winner for “Wicked”) and screen (on TV in “Glee” and, of course, a worldwide cartoon mega-smash on film in “Frozen”) — is thinking about summer camp.

‘Broad City’ Didn’t Just Go on Birthright — It Spent 21 Minutes Mocking It

When Ilana and Abby from “Broad City” announced last week that they were going on Birthright Israel, my heart sunk.

Lea Michele Discovers Greek Jewish Roots on ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’

“Glee” star Lea Michele discovered her Greek Jewish roots in the season finale of Emmy-nominated series “Who Do You Think You Are?” which will air on Sunday.

The Hasidic Mother of Seven Who’s Also a Screenwriter — and Sex Poet

A day after Marilyn Wennig was interviewed on Channel 2’s late night news show about the Oscars, she asked her parents how they liked the show. “You’ve put on a lot of weight,” they told her.

How My Grandmother’s Chutzpah Helped Rescue 6,000 Jews From Nazis

(JTA) — The story of Chiune Sugihara – the Japanese consul in Kovno, Lithuania, who disobeyed his government’s orders in 1940 and issued transit visas through Japan to thousands of Jews seeking to flee war-torn Europe — wasn’t widely known until 1985, when Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial authority, honored him as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.

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