Monthly Archives: May 2011

Frasier’s Bar Mitzvah

May 31, 2011
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On the television show Frasier, Frederick Crane, the title character’s estranged son, is the product of an interfaith union: his mother’s Jewish; his father isn’t. When the time came for Frederick’s bar mitzvah, Frasier wanted to be a supportive dad–but he didn’t really know what he was doing. And so a vindictive Jewish co-worker…

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Tweet the Torah

May 30, 2011
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Twitter, if you don’t know, is the mini-blog service that lets people post short, accessible reports from…

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Setting the Records

May 27, 2011
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Here’s a history textbook that you probably didn’t use in Hebrew School: A collection of Jewish…

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God’s Hidden Helper

May 26, 2011
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“When God established the Heavens, I was there; when He…

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A To-Do List for Indiana Jones

May 23, 2011
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The Dead Sea Scrolls are the most prominent historical record of…

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Arthur’s Yom Kippur

May 21, 2011
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Do aardvarks repent on Yom Kippur? At least…

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“Faking” Jewish

May 19, 2011
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While still a high school student, Ariel Schrag became famous…

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Free Housing for Jews

May 18, 2011
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Grand Island doesn’t much resemble a biblical paradise–it’s in…

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The Girls Are All Right

May 17, 2011
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Many folksingers take pride in writing songs based…

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Dating for Keeps

May 16, 2011
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dating for keeps

Two young teachers at a New York public…

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The Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902

May 13, 2011
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If you think kosher meat is expensive now, just think…

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Sniper, Survivor, Sex Therapist

May 11, 2011
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Dr. Ruth Westheimer has become an American icon, one…

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