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Wet Hot Jewish American Summer
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07/18/2014

What exactly makes a movie Jewish? Does it have to revolve around Jewish characters doing Jewish things? Does it champion Jewish values? Does it need Jewish actors or writers/directors? And what does it even mean to be a “Jewish movie?” Should we even try to label movies as Jewish in the first place?

Bulls lose on stars, but could win with depth
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07/21/2014

Fresh off the Spurs’ NBA Championship, I wrote about how their win over the Big 3 of Miami signified that teams can still win with teamwork over grouping stars.

18 Chicago Facts (Sort of) That You (Probably) Don’t Know
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07/16/2014

The Big Apple, The Big Easy, The Big Cheese. These are all words with the adjective “Big” before them. They also happen to be nicknames for cities. Except the cheese one. That’s just a phrase about an abundance of cheese.

Chile Salt
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07/15/2014

Summer is both the best and the most challenging time of year to cook. Everything is in season and readily available (yay!) but it’s all so beautiful and ripe that the idea of futzing with it in any way seems sinful (boo!).

Family
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07/14/2014

We stood together in Independence Hall on the first day of our journey together, the space where Israel first became the Jewish state.

An Unexpected Summer Camp Reunion
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07/11/2014

If you are not from St. Louis or Kansas City, you probably don’t think of the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri as a destination for Jewish kids to spend their summers.

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Presenting Chicago's third annual Jewish 36 under 36 list! photo 2 md
Presenting Chicago's third annual Jewish 36 under 36 list!
07/15/2014

From founders of innovative nonprofits, to socially conscious business leaders, to Jewish professionals paving the way for the Jewish future, this city is full of young entrepreneurs, humanitarians, educators and social activists striving to make the world a better place each in their own unique way. Take a look at the list!

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Think About Tomorrow
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07/08/2014

One in four is why I need to think about tomorrow, why I need to take steps today to prepare for life 5 to 10 years from now, and why you should be doing the same thing. One in four Jews is a carrier for one of 19 life-altering Jewish genetic disorders.

18 Ridiculous Jewish Items You Can Buy on Amazon
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07/01/2014

Shopaholics, rejoice! In case you haven’t heard, Amazon recently launched an awesome charity initiative that will totally justify all those unnecessary late-night impulse buys. Just select your charity of choice (like, say, JUF) at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of all qualified online purchases to your designated beneficiary.

Tel Aviv Pride Through My Eyes
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06/24/2014

When I say Tel Aviv Pride, I don't just mean one street gets wild – I mean the whole place. The entire city takes a breather to celebrate; people from all over the world, upwards of 25,000, fly in just to be in town for it.

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