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Interview

Homos, Houmous and Hamantaschen: Vashti Meets Chanukah Lewinsky

On the eve of Purim, we speak to drag artist and queer cabaret creator Dex Grodner about Judaism and genderfuckery.

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Review

The romance of American Jewish anarchism

A nostalgic portrait of America’s oldest Yiddish anarchist newspaper, and the community that coalesced around it, is recounted in a recently restored documentary.

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Essay

The forgotten women’s rituals of Yom Kippur

Cemetery- and grave-measuring were part of the female clerical role in Ashkenazi Jewish life, and powerful tools of ancestral connection.

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Interview

Vashti meets Pink Peacock, the world’s first queer Yiddish cafe

The founders of the Glasgow establishment, due to open later this year, share their vision of luxury for all.