Monthly Archives: July 2012

@DailyHillulah

July 31, 2012
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meron_hp

How many righteous people can you name? A hundred? Fifty? When Abraham played that game with God, they couldn’t even find ten. (Admittedly, the two were looking in Sodom and Gemorrah, the two evilest cities on Earth, but still.) The new Twitter stream, @DailyHillulah, marks the yahrzeit—anniversary of a death–of a different rabbi or tzaddik who died…

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Gay Avek

July 30, 2012
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Gay avek

Matt Honig, a documentarian from outside Washington, D.C., is making a movie that traces the…

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Internment Camps

July 27, 2012
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During World War II, Jews were rounded up by Nazis and put into concentration camps…

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Treasure Hunt in Prague

July 26, 2012
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In the late 1500s, Prague was a cultural…

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Preach, Leadbelly, Preach

July 25, 2012
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When the U.S. joined the Allies in 1941,…

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Life (and Music) after Death

July 24, 2012
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life and music after death

Is listening to music a religious experience? The…

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Jews & Arabs Dancing

July 23, 2012
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Jews and Arabs really aren’t so different. Just…

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Reasons for Cholent

July 20, 2012
By
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Mark Kurlansky’s book Edible Stories (2010) is an indulgence for…

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Smells, and Other Signs of Love

July 19, 2012
By
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Scientists believe that there has been an evolutionary decline in the…

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When the Comic Stops Laughing

July 18, 2012
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Israel Zangwill (1864-1929) was a British humorist, a writer,…

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
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The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden…

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Sherlock’s Jewish Girlfriend

July 16, 2012
By
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“To Sherlock Holmes she was always the woman.” This is…

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