Elie Wiesel’s Mysterious Mentor

July 29, 2014
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Elie Wiesel's Mysterious Mentor

They say he dressed in rags. That he appeared with no warning, and disappeared just as quickly. That he was fluent in many languages, and equally so in the texts of multiple religions. That his mastery of science, math, and philosophy was unparalleled. That he taught Torah to the great…

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Southern Africa’s Lost Tribe of Israel

July 28, 2014
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Africa is positively peppered with peoples of Jewish descent at every corner. You probably know…

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The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

July 25, 2014
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The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

Have you been wanting to learn Palestinian Arabic? Bistu a yidish redner? (Are you a Yiddish…

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The Jewish Country Music King

July 24, 2014
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The Jewish Country Music Star

He’s 6’7″, wears a long grey ponytail down…

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Did You Know That “Kugel” is South African for JAP?

July 23, 2014
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Did You Know That "Kugel" is South African for JAP?

Behold the kugel: a calorie-packed classic Ashkenazi comfort food…

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Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

July 22, 2014
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Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

Seinfeld was the most popular show on television in…

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Torah On The Moon

July 21, 2014
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Torah On The Moon

Christian Bibles are available in hotel rooms, or…

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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

July 18, 2014
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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

So yes, he may have been the greatest…

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Sex(less) in the Holy City

July 17, 2014
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Sex(less) in the Holy City

The joys and oys of dating in New…

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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

July 16, 2014
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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

 You probably think of Betty Friedan as a feminist, activist,…

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Up Close and Personal With a Traveling Moyl

July 15, 2014
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Up Close and Personal with a Traveling Moyl

Not every ritual circumciser, or moyl in Yiddish, starts out…

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The Aryan Baby Who Wasn’t

July 14, 2014
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The Aryan Baby Who Wasn’t

Nazis. If it’s not one thing it’s another.…

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