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

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

Joel and Ethan Coen balked at the notion that film creators bear personal responsibility for promoting diversity.

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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

Students attending a Hillel Rio event. (Facebook)

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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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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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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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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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