Monthly Archives: October 2012

Shanghai Ghetto

October 31, 2012
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In 1938, in the aftermath of Kristallnacht, European Jews started looking for any and every escape path. When word got out that Shanghai, which was then under Japanese control, did not require a visa or passport for entry, thousands of Eastern and Western European Jews started flocking to the city’s Hongkew…

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Jews in Iran

October 30, 2012
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According to the Bible, Queen Esther saved the Jews of Persia from being wiped out by the…

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Mazel Tov, K-Pop!

October 29, 2012
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Just a few months ago, Korean pop star Psy’s smash hit “Gangnam Style” launched K- pop into…

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Out of Orbit

October 26, 2012
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“How do you hold onto life/when it won’t…

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Up the Down Staircase

October 25, 2012
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In 1923, a 12-year-old Russian girl named Belle…

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An Icy Jerusalem

October 24, 2012
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Cold weather is unusual in Jerusalem—but in March of…

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The Jewish Chinese Revolutionary

October 23, 2012
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Did you know that during the Chinese Cultural…

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Meet the Middlesteins

October 22, 2012
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In Jami Attenberg’s new novel The Middlesteins, the relationships…

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Jewish Spies and Arab Wives

October 19, 2012
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In movies and TV, intelligence operations are often…

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How to Turn a Rotten Childhood into Immortal Beauty

October 18, 2012
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The artist and children’s book writer Maurice Sendak lived a…

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20- and 30-Something Jews: What Makes Them Tick?

October 17, 2012
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In the new anthology Living Jewishly: A Snapshot of…

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Gog and Magog: Biblical Supervillians

October 16, 2012
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Every superhero needs a supervillain to measure up…

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