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Recent articles by PJ:

Is Netflix’s Jeffrey Epstein doc too slick for its own good?

The show is built to anticipate a justice that was never served. → Read More

The Jewiest (and least Jewish) Muppets

We rank the Muppets from most to least Jewish so you don't have to. You're welcome. → Read More

Nazi hunter attacks Whitney Museum over ouster of vice chair with Gaza ties

Neal Sher claims the Whitney;s board engaged in a pressure campaign against former vice chairman Warren B. Kanders. → Read More

Who should replace Ruby Rose as the Jewish Batwoman?

Ruby Rose is leaving "Batwoman," leaving room for a gay (and Jewish) replacement. Here's what we think the CW should do. → Read More

In ‘Fiddler’ parody, Randy Rainbow continues a long musical ‘Tradition’

Rainbow will not let Trump haunt his dreams like Fruma Sarah. → Read More

The dramatic allure of Mandy Patinkin’s quarantine tweets

Mandy Patinkin's Twitter, now being populated by his son Gideon, is a comforting reminder of our Jewish parents in the age of social distancing. → Read More

Goldie Hawn’s viral exercise video proves she’s cooler than I’ll ever be

Goldie Hawn posted a viral Instagram workout of her working out to Dua Lipa. In so doing, she proved just how much cooler she is than I am. → Read More

The 6 worst things people have done to hummus

For International Hummus Day, we review the worst variations of the classically simple dish of chickpeas and tahini. → Read More

What to watch before ‘Hamilton’ drops on Disney+

From a biopic about Haym Salomon to "1776," here are some things to watch while you wait for "Hamilton" to come to Disney+ on July 3. → Read More

Why does Billy Joel always play the same tone-deaf song at New York benefit concerts?

The Piano Man has a song for every occasion, including the apocalypse. → Read More

Your guide to everything Jewish about ‘Star Wars’

Here is your guide to everything Jewish about the "Star Wars" films from Watto to far-right conspiracies to the Jewish cast and crew. → Read More

What to watch after ‘Unorthodox’

If you loved Netflix's "Unorthodox" here are some films about off the derech Hasidim that are definitely worth your time. → Read More

The Forward investigates: Is Doron from ‘Fauda’ hot?

Is Doron from "Fauda," the Israeli series that's become a Netflix hit, hot? We asked: Here's our answer. → Read More

In Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert, notes of a better, more human Broadway

Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday concert, with Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters and more, started off rocky and ended revelatory. → Read More

How to remember this socially-distanced Yom HaShoah

Yad Vashem, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial are commemorating Yom HaShoah online in 2020. → Read More

Kelly Clarkson drops a new bop — in Hebrew!

"American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson released a Hebrew version of her song "I Dare You" with Israeli singer Maya Buskila on April 16. → Read More

In ‘Glengarry Glen Ross Jr.,’ American Girl dolls swear like salesmen

Kathryn Hahn and Ethan Sandler filmed an American Girl dolls production of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" from their home. → Read More

‘Fauda’ season three makes a deep study of incidental trauma

Netflix's "Fauda," back for its third season, takes the elite IDF squad to Gaza, where they face Hamas and a threat of Doron's own making. → Read More

Q&A: The 800-page book about cruelty that smells like bubblegum

Adam Levin's "Bubblegum" takes place in a world where "flesh and bone robots" are a must-have (and must-kill) accessory. → Read More

Daily distraction: Explore New York

Distract yourself from social distancing with Atlas Obscura and exhibits from the Museum of the City of New York. → Read More