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A fluffy knaidel in soup cures many of life’s woes, but does it win a spelling bee? Image from

This week, we have an insightful article about growing up observant in Dallas Texas, some local Seattle pro-Israel advocacy, as well as a wonderful overview of a disappearing Jewish community in Argentina. And no, we couldn’t resist some knaidel coverage from last week’s Scripps Spelling Bee. Schmaltzy? Maybe, but also interesting!

In her NY Times Op-ed, Dara Horn weighs in on the “tempest in a soup bowl” and the historical subtext of Yiddish spelling debates. Tablet Magazine is also on the knaidel beat: one piece looks at the etymology of knaidel and another covers the Bee winner’s trip to the Carnegie Deli to sample the famous dumpling.

Argentina’s Jewish cowboys: the remains of a remarkable Jewish community in Latin America.

Pining for a conservative Bar-Mitzvah: insightful lessons from growing up frum.

Antioch University holds Israel Diversity Week — Thanks for the coverage!

A virtual tour of Jewish Berlin. Grab some knaidelach and see the sites.


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