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Kerry-Netanyahu in Jerusalem 11.24.2015

State Dept. denies Israeli TV report of Kerry plans to restart talks

Ethan Coen, left, and Joel Coen arriving at the premiere "Hail, Caesar!" at Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, Feb. 1, 2016. (Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)

Coen brothers on Oscars So White: We write what we know – Jews and Minnesotans

Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, participating in the Republican presidential debate at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, Feb. 6, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

When Ted Cruz slams Trump for ‘chutzpah,’ should Jews be offended?

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United States

Bernie Sanders, left, and Larry David acting together in a "Saturday Night Live" sketch, Feb. 6, 2016.

On ‘SNL’ with Larry David, Bernie Sanders plays the Jewish idealist

In a sinking ship sketch, the presidential candidate plays an idealist to the comedian's realist, raising real questions about American Jewish identity.

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

Mystery solved: Sanders volunteered at kibbutz Shaar Haamakim

The Jewish presidential candidate names the kibbutz in a rediscovered 1990 interview with Haaretz, and slams Israel for meddling in Central America.

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From the JTA Archives


Police investigate hazing at Boston Jewish frat


Rio Carnival presentation causes stir


Will Iowa absence hurt Lieberman?

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Students attending a Hillel Rio event. (Facebook)

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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From 70 Faces Media


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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