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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shadowboxing Hitler

April 30, 2012
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Kseniya Simonova is an artist from the Ukraine who specializes in fingerpainting (yes, she’s an adult). On the television show Ukraine’s Got Talent, Simonova “performed” a live painting by spreading sand across a glass table, illuminated from beneath by a light. The resulting images are projected on a movie screen. Creating one portrait out of sand,…

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Is Ladino Endangered?

April 27, 2012
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Ladino, or Judeo-Spanish, is a combination of Hebrew, Aramaic, and Spanish. When the estimated 300,000 Spanish Jews…

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Real Jewish Ninjas

April 26, 2012
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Yehoshua Sofer is the “Aluf Abir” (Aluf means “champion”) or headmaster of the Abir Warrior Arts school of self-defense…

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Sinbad in the Talmud

April 25, 2012
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The Talmudic sage Rabbah bar bar Hana got around. Unlike…

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Conversion from A to Z

April 24, 2012
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Converts to Judaism don’t always get the sweetest deal.…

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A Jewish Homeland in Germany

April 23, 2012
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Lately, it seems like everybody’s a fan of…

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The Subway Violinist

April 20, 2012
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The violinist Philipe Quint was a child genius. At the…

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The Holocaust, with Punchlines

April 19, 2012
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Edge City is a daily comic strip published in many national…

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Jewish by Identity Theft

April 18, 2012
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When people talk about mixed marriages, they don’t usually…

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Was Shakespeare a Woman?

April 17, 2012
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Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare’s plays? According to many modern scholars,…

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Garbage Pail Kids

April 16, 2012
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Every artist has a day job, at least…

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Calendar Girls

April 12, 2012
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How many biblical women can you think of? Sarah, Rebecca,…

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