How Amy Schumer’s Bat Mitzvah Disaster Inspired Her Comedy Career

August 26, 2016
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How Amy Schumer’s Bat Mitzvah Disaster Inspired Her Career in Comedy

How Jewish is Amy Schumer? Well, for starters, the Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress and writer traces her interest in stand-up comedy to her Long Island bat mitzvah. In her new collection of essays The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, she recalls how her voice cracked while chanting her Torah…

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A “Whodunnit” Murder Mystery About Anti-Semitism in Modern Poland

August 25, 2016
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How deep does anti-Semitism go in modern Poland? In the riveting Polish thriller A Grain…

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Searching For a Long-Lost Lover, From Israel to the American Open Road

August 25, 2016
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Is That You?, a new film by director Dani Menkin, straddles two rom-com sub-genres: the…

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Marvel’s Newest Superhero Has Inflammatory Bowel Disease

August 23, 2016
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Marvel's Newest (and Jewiest?) Superhero Has Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Superman’s weakness is kryptonite. Wonder Woman is invincible…

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Nadja Spiegelman Descended From Three Generations of Tough, Remarkable Women

August 22, 2016
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No Longer A Footnote in Her Father's Story, Nadja Spiegelman Publishes a Memoir of Her Own

“I have always known what it means to…

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This Holocaust Survivor Won More Olympic Gymnastics Medals Than Any Other Jewish Woman in History

August 22, 2016
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This Holocaust Survivor Won More Olympic Gymnastic Medals Than Any Other Jewish Woman in History

Sixty years before Aly Raisman brought home her…

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Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk

August 19, 2016
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Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! A New Book All About the Jews of Punk

The cover of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews…

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Jewish Haitian-American TV Host Eric André is Taking Comedy By Storm

August 18, 2016
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There’s a very good chance that Eric André…

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The Jewish Con Man Who Swindled Hitler and Tried to Fleece Mae West

August 16, 2016
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In 1936 a New York Jewish hustler named…

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Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?

August 15, 2016
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Was Famous Psychoanalyst Carl Jung an Anti-Semite?

Let’s get one thing straight: The seminal Swiss…

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The First Swimmer to Win Olympic Gold Was This Hungarian Jew

August 12, 2016
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The First Olympic Gold Swimmer Was This Hungarian Jew

When Michael Phelps dives into a pool in…

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Famous Classic Art Works Get Hilarious Jewish Updates

August 11, 2016
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In Greek and Roman times, there was trompe…

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