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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Psalms for the Perplexed

October 29, 2010
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Psalms for the perplexed

As the lead singer of the Israeli band Teapacks, Kobi Oz was a wild, adrenalized vaudevillian. Most famously, in 2007, he scandalized the Eurovision music competition with a song about Iran’s nuclear capabilities called “Push the Button.” But Oz’s new solo CD Mizmorey Nivuchim (“Psalms for the Perplexed”) is surprisingly low-key–dominated by acoustic guitars,…

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What Celebrities Think about God

October 28, 2010
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What celebrities think about God

Ten years ago, the satirical newspaper The Onion asked a bunch of prominent people–great and not-so-great thinkers, artists,…

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Splitting the Sea

October 27, 2010
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Splitting the sea

Think your job is hard? Try being a matchmaker. The ancient rabbis understood just how…

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A Holocaust Play from 1943

October 26, 2010
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A holocaust play from 1943

During the Holocaust, many people in America didn’t know…

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Shvitzing to the Oldies

October 25, 2010
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Shvitzing to the oldies

Shvitz! My Yiddisheh Workout isn’t just a workout video where the…

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Rock the Shabbat

October 22, 2010
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Rock The Shabbat

Have you ever fantasized about having Mick Jagger…

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A Jewish Beat Poet’s Final Bow

October 21, 2010
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a jewish beat poet's final bow

Jack Micheline was one of the first Beat…

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Is Every Bride Beautiful?

October 20, 2010
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Is every Bride beautiful

Maybe honesty isn’t always the best policy. In…

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Scarface Was a Jew

October 19, 2010
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scarface was a jew

Paul Muni–a Hungarian-born actor who came to the…

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Send a Salami to Your Loved Ones

October 18, 2010
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send a salami to your boy in the army

“Send a salami to your boy in the…

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What Do Arabs Think of Israelis?

October 15, 2010
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What do arabs think of israelis

The Israeli sitcom Avodah Aravit, or “Arab Labor,” is…

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The Bible in Stereo

October 14, 2010
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the bible in stereo

Samuel L. Jackson, the actor from Pulp Fiction and Snakes on…

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