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Brazil Hillel feigns closure in bizarre marketing stunt

Brazil Hillel feigns closure in bizarre marketing stunt

The Jewish campus group's Rio branch announced it would not close down just three hours after lamenting that it would – provoking outrage.

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Comedian Larry David impersonating Bernie Sanders on "Saturday Night Live," Oct. 17, 2015. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Bernie Sanders, Larry David to appear together on ‘SNL’

Bernie Sanders smiling at a march in Washington, DC, April 20, 2015. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Mystery solved: Sanders volunteered at kibbutz Shaar Haamakim

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Orthodox trader, immigrant Harvard grad, killed by Manhattan crane collapse

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Amy Schumer, Seth Rogen star in super-Jewy Super Bowl ad

Watch Jewish comics Amy Schumer and Seth Rogen rally Americans around beer — and Paul Rudd.

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Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer posing during a photocall for the TV show "Hostages" as part of the 54th Monte-Carlo Television Festival in Monaco, June 11, 2014.  (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli actress, 46, sues fashion boss who replaced her with younger model

Ayelet Zurer sued the Golbary chain of discount fashion stores last month for wrongful dismissal after 11 years in which she worked as their house model.

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Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat


Rio Carnival presentation causes stir


Will Iowa absence hurt Lieberman?

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A Carnival performance by the Mangueira samba school in Rio. (Riotur)

Jewish hotspots during Brazil’s blockbuster Carnival season

Whether you're headed to Brazil for Carnival — or just wish you were — the top five spots for Jews to celebrate.

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Ben & Jerry’s Goes Non-Dairy… Finally!


The Soviet Jewish Writer Whose Masterpiece Was Banned for 200 Years


In Defense of the Big Fat Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party

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Life & Culture

Jerry Seinfeld speaking onstage at the 2015 Hulu Upfront Presentation at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, April 29, 2015. (Craig Barritt/Getty Images)

From Groucho Marx to Seinfeld, Jewish jokes dominate top 100 list

Just 2 percent of the U.S. population, Jews had a hand in no fewer than 50 of New York magazine's "The 100 Jokes That Shaped Modern Comedy."

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