The ______ [adj] Inventor of Mad Libs

December 22, 2014
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Writer and producer Leonard Stern was __________ [adv] in need of an adjective, so he asked his friend Roger Price. Before he could tell Price what the subject was, Price threw out “clumsy and naked.” Stern and Price spent the rest of the night creating stories with blanks where key…

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The 1920s: When Gandhi Was a Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

December 22, 2014
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The 1920s: When Gandhi Was a Yiddish-Speaking Puppet

Who was the Jon Stewart of the Lower East Side in the 1920s and 30s?…

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A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

December 19, 2014
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A Partisan Heroine for the Ages

Legendary, selfless, with a spirit inextinguishable, Vitka Kempner-Kovner is a Jewish hero for the history…

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The Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Israeli Schools

December 18, 2014
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The Israeli Novel That’s Hard to Believe Was Ever Taught in Schools

The conscientious literature of conflict is a modernist…

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The 19th-Century Lesbian Writer Who Met a Tragic End

December 17, 2014
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The challenges and rewards facing the female entrepreneur,…

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How Mah-Jongg Became Jewish

December 12, 2014
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How Mah-Jongg Became Jewish

How did a game that graced ancient Chinese…

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The German Jewish Director With a Magic Touch

December 11, 2014
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Like déjà vu, or the uncanny ache of…

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The Aussie Folk Guitarist Who Combines Dylan With Carlebach

December 10, 2014
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The Aussie Folk Guitarist Who Combines Dylan With Carlebach

Moshe Hendel Feiglin, the lead singer and guitarist…

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Nora Ephron + Lena Dunham = Love

December 9, 2014
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Nora Ephron + Lena Dunham = Love

The Jewish Women’s Archive Power Couples series matches members of…

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The Only Susan Sontag Documentary You’ll Ever Need to See

December 8, 2014
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The Only Susan Sontag Documentary You’ll Ever Need to See

“I didn’t feel I was expressing myself—I was…

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A Biblical Soap Opera Gets Its Primetime Debut

December 5, 2014
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A Biblical Soap Opera Gets Its Primetime Debut

If you love Bible stories for their soap-opera…

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A New Use for IDF Bullets: Ear Cleaners

December 4, 2014
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It’s nothing new that many medical breakthroughs have…

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