Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shlemiels and Shlemazels

November 30, 2011
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“A shlemiel,” explains Matthew Menachem Feuer at the beginning of the new documentary Shlemiel, “is a dreamer. And his dreams don’t match up with reality.” Feuer, a recent devotee of Orthodox Judaism, is the subject of the film. He’s also the crazy, flamboyant singer for a Toronto-area jam band–and a husband and father. As the film begins, shots…

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Was Moses Black?

November 29, 2011
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The story of Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery is one of our culture’s most enduring legends. From the Bible (the…

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The Future of Jewish Music Is Not Adam Sandler

November 28, 2011
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Is Mac Miller the future of secular Jewish culture? The Pittsburgh-born 19-year-old rapper is regarded in…

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Maus in the Closet

November 25, 2011
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Art Spiegelman is haunted by his history. Not only…

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The Jewish Indian Chief

November 24, 2011
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In 1888, the Acoma Pueblo Indians–a Native American tribe living…

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A Pair of Rabbis & a Pair of Nuns

November 23, 2011
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Jewish jokes aren’t like regular jokes. Granted, there’s the…

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Literary Gymnastics

November 22, 2011
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Etgar Keret is one of the most versatile writers in Israel today.…

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Lost in Tel Aviv

November 18, 2011
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Eric Orner is a comic book artist who is disconnected…

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How to Command Demons

November 17, 2011
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The Testament of Solomon is considered part of the pseudepigrapha–it…

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Bagel Fever

November 16, 2011
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The bagel has long been a basic codifier of Askenazic Jewish identity.…

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A Secret History of Yiddish

November 15, 2011
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If languages had personalities, then Yiddish would probably be gruff…

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Debbie Friedman in Uganda

November 14, 2011
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Until her untimely death last year, Debbie Friedman was one…

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