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Pride and Prejudice, 2005 Film

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Keira Knightley in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."
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Keira Knightley in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

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Jennifer Lawrence in "Joy"

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Actress Jennifer Lawrence in the 2015 film, "Joy."
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Actress Jennifer Lawrence in the 2015 film, "Joy."

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Jenny Slate

Jenny Slate has refused to be pigeonholed in her comedy, from the controversial film Obvious Child to the quirky YouTube series Marcel the Shell.

Scene from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" Cropped

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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Scene from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."
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Still photo from an 1864 production of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

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Barbra Streisand in What's Up, Doc?

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Barbra Streisand in the 1972 film, What's Up, Doc?
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Barbra Streisand in the 1972 film, What's Up, Doc?

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Netflix and No-Chill?

I am the funniest person I know. Out of all of the aspects of my identity, my sense of humor is probably my favorite. I say my jokes loudly; I laugh at the things I say even if nobody else does. Shari Short asserts in her article, "Jewish Funny", that humor is a common ground for Jews. Self-deprecation and sprinklings of Yiddish go a long way when identifying fellow members of the Tribe by jokes alone. 

Dare to Dance Together: 1940, 2011, and Today

Tony nominated playwright Elizabeth Swados raised our consciousness; she opened our eyes and dared us all to dance. Swados gave much to the world: theater, the gift of herself, one who constantly seeks truth and justice, and a strong female leader. Liz Swados also impacted my life in a very personal way- she taught me the meaning of community. 

Performance of Elizabeth Swados' "Sosua" at the United Nations General Assembly

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Performance at the United National General Assembly of Elizabeth Swados' "Sosua," a play based on monologues and songs written by Dominican and Jewish teens in New York City.
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Performance at the United National General Assembly of Elizabeth Swados' "Sosua," a play based on monologues and songs written by Dominican and Jewish teens in New York City.

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Judy Gold

Standup comedian Judy Gold won two Daytime Emmys for her work writing and producing the Rosie O’Donnell Show in 1998 and 1999.

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