Monthly Archives: January 2012

Hogan’s Heroes

January 30, 2012
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If you described the 1960s TV show Hogan’s Heroes as a “sitcom about a German P.O.W. camp during  World War II,” you’d probably receive more than a few surprised looks–but that’s exactly what it is. The comedy, which recreates the look and feel of a prison camp for Allied troops during the Holocaust,…

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Revolutionary Youth

January 27, 2012
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Shmarya Levin was born in Russia in 1867. A politician and activist, he was elected to the…

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Messed-Up Bible Stories

January 26, 2012
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There’s no denying it. Some stories from the Torah are straight-up disturbing. Often, in Hebrew schools and synagogues, people push…

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The Last Battle

January 25, 2012
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The End of Days occupies a much more central place…

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Another Kind of ‘Green’ Judaism

January 24, 2012
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“Is marijuana kosher?” The book Cannabis Chasidis: The Ancient and…

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Gays, Gypsies and Jews

January 23, 2012
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A lot has been said about a new…

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Faking Hebrew for Beginners

January 20, 2012
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One of the best ways to develop an…

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Last of the Red-Hot Mamas

January 19, 2012
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Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a star of Yiddish vaudeville and…

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Third Time’s the Charm

January 18, 2012
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There’s a man at a comedy club wearing…

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A Christmas Special for Jews

January 17, 2012
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There’s a certain magic to stop-motion animation–the animation technique that…

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Ritual Shellfish

January 16, 2012
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Tzitzit are the thready fringes that hang from the…

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Fanny Brice Meets Ozzy Osbourne

January 13, 2012
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It might be hard to imagine a band…

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