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Lin-Manuel Miranda Almost Did ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’ Instead Of ‘Hamilton’

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda almost adapted Chaim Potok's "My Name is Asher Lev" for the stage. → Read More

Vampire Weekend, Babs And RBG’s Son Pick Up 2020 Grammy Nominations

Grammy nominees include Jack Antonoff, Vampire Weekend, Roseanne Cash, Ruth Bader Ginsburg's son and, of course, Drake. → Read More

Amazon Is Scrupulously Destroying Nazi Props Used In ‘Man In The High Castle’

Amazon Prime's "Man in the High Castle" actress Chelah Horsdal gave an inside look at how the show's swastika props are destroyed. → Read More

Nebuchadneezy? Kanye West To Debut Opera Based On The Jews’ Babylonian Captor

Kanye West, taking a cue from Giuseppe Verdi, will produce his first opera, "Nebuchadnezzar," at the Hollywood Bowl. → Read More

How Jewish Studies Became A Central Part Of American Colleges

In American universities, the trajectory of Jewish studies has always been a product of the times. → Read More

10 Ways To Pay For Your Future In Jewish Studies

These ten fellowships and scholarships are a good source of funding for those interested in pursuing an education and career in Jewish studies. → Read More

All About Taylor Swift’s Feud With Record Exec Scooter Braun

Taylor Swift alleged that Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of Big Machine records are preventing her from performing her old hits on live TV. → Read More

Trump’s Anti-Semitic Canard Honks At Adam Schiff

Donald Trump doubted House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff's athletic ability. Here's the history behind these kind of slights against Jews. → Read More

After Polish Government Complaint, Netflix To Amend Concentration Camp Maps

Netflix will clarify concentration camp maps in "The Devil Next Door" after a complaint from Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Marawiecki. → Read More

Rick Ludwin, NBC Exec Who Gave ‘Seinfeld’ A Shot, Dies At 71

Ludwin stuck his neck out for Jerry Seinfeld’s beloved “Show About Nothing,” and helped other icons along the way. → Read More

The Strange Saga Of The Fake Hitler Diaries That Sparked An International Scandal

Diaries ascribed to Hitler made international news in 1983. But they were fakes by Konrad Kujau, a forger who duped German newspaper the Stern. → Read More

The Refugee War Reporter Who Brought ‘Doctor Zhivago’ To The West

Manya Harari oversaw English publication of "Doctor Zhivago." Her Harvill Press was a home for Soviet dissidents like Solzhenitsyn and Sinyavsky. → Read More

How Michael Bloomberg Keeps Reinventing Himself

"The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg" author Eleanor Randolph on the former New York mayor and Bloomberg LP CEO's many career paths. → Read More

In J.D. Salinger’s Archives, Proof Of Life And Not Much Else

"J.D. Salinger," the archival exhibit at the New York Public Library's 42nd Street branch gives a look at the "Catcher in the Rye" author's life. → Read More

You Can Own Marilyn Monroe’s Menorah

The menorah was a gift from Arthur Miller’s parents, Marilyn’s in-laws at the time. → Read More

Q&A: How Stan Lee Changed Comics

“I think he was born to do comics. He was the master of a certain kind of sort-form fiction with a visual component,” said biographer Danny Fingeroth. → Read More

The Warrior Skeleton Claimed By Nazis — And Then By Soviets

Soviets and Nazis sparred over a skeleton found at Prague Castle, each hoping it proved their version of race science and history. → Read More

Is It Kosher To Boo The President?

Trump was booed at Game 5 of the World Series. What do Jewish texts have to say about the propriety of this behavior? → Read More

Kanye Features Kenny G, Dunks On Barry Manilow In ‘Jesus Is King’

Kanye's latest features Kenny G, a reference to Barry Manilow and even some Hebrew in its Gospel-inspired tracks. → Read More

A Year After The Tree Of Life Shooting, Pictures Of Survivors Urge Pittsburgh To Remember

Luigi Toscano's 'Lest We Forget' was installed at the University of Pittsburgh campus to mark the anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting. → Read More