An ode to the Jewish mom

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The Jewish mom is a fascinating creature. Often found in the kitchen, she can make any room her territory. The preferred source of sustenance is her children’s smiles. Be careful when approaching this specimen — you may find yourself the victim of forced feeding and excessive hugging. The Israeli mom,
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Jewish litmus test

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Some of us identify primarily by our zodiac sign. Others identify most closely with their love of pizza. I cling to many identities, but I cling primarily to my Jewishness. Although I pride myself on my self-proclaimed title of “female Larry David,” how Jewish am I really? The most I
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Not a free pass

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Recently, I participated in a Herculean battle unlike any other, filled with tears and copious amounts of coffee. It was a momentous occasion in history — it was a Facebook fight. The subject: white and Jewish men fetishizing Asian women. The opponent: a Jewish man claiming that such an accusation
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The mutual exclusivity of politics and heritage

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Is there an inherent divide between Zionism and left-wing politics? My parents are from Israel. My family has lived in the region for generations. With such heritage, it’s difficult for me to hold no bias, even though I’ve always prided myself on my impartiality and objectivity. Furthermore, I speak about
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