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Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Dybbuk Inside

October 31, 2011
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the dybbuk inside

In Jewish mythology, a dybbuk is a wandering spirit of a dead person that possesses a living person. Often, the dead person has unresolved business on Earth or an unsettled score to avenge. This demon became a prominent part of Jewish culture thanks to a play called The Dybbuk, by Yiddish writer S. Ansky,…

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Hasidic Chic

October 28, 2011
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fashion

For New York Fashion Week back in 1993, designer Jean-Paul Gaultier became–according to the New York Times–”the…

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After Tishrei, Now What?

October 27, 2011
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after tishrei

The month of Tishrei, during which Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot all take place, might be the most well-known month…

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How to Play Jewball

October 26, 2011
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How to Play Jewball

Do Jews care about sports? The popular stereotype says…

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Stairway to Heaven

October 25, 2011
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babel

At the start of the Bible, everyone on Earth…

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“Shema” for Deaf People

October 24, 2011
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sign-shema

The Shema is the most important six-word liturgical formula in…

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A Scotch, a Herring, and a Crime

October 19, 2011
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scotch

Scotch and herring is the snack of Jewish royalty–the old…

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Something Borrowed, Something Blue

October 18, 2011
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gemach

Need a wedding dress, and don’t have the…

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Rock Against the Nazis

October 17, 2011
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Holocaust survivors have manifested the trauma and tragedy of…

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A Tale of Two Adams

October 14, 2011
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A Tale of Two Adams

Not everyone knows this, but the first two…

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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

October 12, 2011
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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

A town of Jewish immigrants, uprooted from czarist Russia to the Argentinian…

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Jews Aren’t Just White

October 11, 2011
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unity

Is the Jewish population growing or shrinking? It could be…

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