The Ancient Belief in Jewish Bones Tunneling to Jerusalem on Judgment Day

July 29, 2016
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The Ancient Belief in Jewish Bones Tunneling to Jerusalem on Judgment Day

Life in ancient Palestine was rough. The Jews who left for Babylonia tended to have it easier, living under kinder rulers than those in Roman and Byzantine Palestine. But those Palestinian Jews had an advantage: According to the prophet Joel, they would reap the eternal benefits of the last judgment…

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The Jewish Lyricist Behind Brian Wilson And The Beach Boys

July 28, 2016
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It’s been fifty years since the Beach Boys released the pop masterpiece Pet Sounds. The…

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See “The Merchant of Venice” Go Jewish and Black, in 1870s D.C.

July 28, 2016
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"The Merchant of Venice" Goes Jewish and Black, in 1870s D.C.

Thought you knew The Merchant of Venice? Veteran playwright/director Aaron Posner’s reconstruction (lolz) of Shakespeare’s…

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Nazi Buried-Treasure Amber Room: Still Buried!

July 27, 2016
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Nazi Buried-Treasure Amber Room: Still Buried!

In the closing hours of World War II,…

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The Insane, Witchy Way Israelite Adulteresses Were Supposed To Be Punished

July 25, 2016
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The Insane, Witchy Way Biblical Adulteresses Were Punished

Gender politics in the Torah have never been…

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Meet the Russian Jazz Starlet Who Now Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

July 22, 2016
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The Russian Jazz Starlet Who Sings in a Brooklyn Basement

Some dentists spruce up their offices with a…

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Annie Cohen Kopchovsky Was the First Woman To Bike Around the World

July 22, 2016
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Annie Cohen Kopchovsky Was the First Woman To Bike Around the World

In the summer of 1894, a young wife…

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The 6000-Year-Old Edible Discovery Tucked Into Masada

July 20, 2016
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When your country is located in the bosom…

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When Egyptian Movies Ruled Israeli Airwaves

July 20, 2016
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When Egyptian Movies Ruled Israeli Airwaves

In the three decades between Israel’s founding and…

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These Young Holocaust Survivors Turned a Nazi’s House Into a Kibbutz

July 18, 2016
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These Survivors Turned a Nazi's House Into a Kibbutz After Liberation

In September of 1945, on the heels of…

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This Cult Classic Indie Rock Album is a Surprising Tribute to Anne Frank

July 18, 2016
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This Cult Classic Indie Rock Album is a Surprising Tribute to Anne Frank

  Neutral Milk Hotel is the kind of…

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Jamaica: Island of Sun, Surf, and Forgotten Jewish Pirates

July 14, 2016
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Jamaica: Island of Sun, Surf, and Forgotten Jewish Pirates

Jamaican Jews number less than 200 these days,…

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