Watch Holocaust Survivors Find Themselves in Incredible Archival Footage

February 8, 2016
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Watch Holocaust Survivors Find Themselves in Incredible Archival Footage

The faces are emaciated, desperate, joyful, confused. But who are they? There are close to 2,000 faces filing by on grainy film as they disembark from a boat in Sweden in April, 1945. They have just been released from concentration camps and do not know what will come next. Director…

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Meet Max Ries, Who Brought Edible Insects to 1940s Chicago

February 5, 2016
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fried worms

There’s been a surge of interest in entomophagy, the human consumption of insects. Eighty percent…

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The Lithuanian Jew Whose Initials Grace Lincoln’s Arm

February 3, 2016
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If you look very carefully at a penny, you’ll notice something you’ve probably never seen…

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The Soviet Jewish Writer Whose Masterpiece Was Banned for 200 Years

February 3, 2016
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The Soviet Jewish Writer Whose Novel Was Banned for 200 Years

In 1959, Soviet Jewish writer Vasily Grossman finished…

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Theodor Herzl and the Invention of the Arabic Typewriter

February 1, 2016
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Theodore Herzl and the Invention of the Arabic Typewriter

You can find old typewriters in lots of…

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An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema

January 29, 2016
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An Extraordinary But Little-Known Jewish Filmmaker Explores the Nature of Cinema

Brooklyn-born avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs has been testing…

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These Hilarious, Podcasting Jewish Yentas Have Got the Goods

January 28, 2016
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Ronna and Beverley

Ronna Glickman and Beverly Ginsberg have some advice…

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Bet You Didn’t Know About the Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana

January 28, 2016
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The House of Israel has a one-room synagogue…

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How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers

January 27, 2016
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How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers

After Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, his…

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“Camp Kill Jews” and Other Sleepy European Towns to Avoid

January 25, 2016
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"Death to Jews" and Other Sleepy European Towns to Avoid

Planning a trip? There are a few places…

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Marilyn Monroe’s Rabbi Marched in Selma With MLK, Jr.

January 24, 2016
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Marilyn Monroe's Rabbi Sent Fan Mail to MLK, Jr.

Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg was the beloved spiritual…

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Beverly Hills: Home of the Bark Mitzvah Since 1958

January 21, 2016
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Beverly Hills: Home of the Bark Mitzvah Since 1958

What’s your stance on whether dogs deserve equal…

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