Monthly Archives: November 2012

‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

November 30, 2012
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In comedian Lenny Bruce’s famous “Jewish vs. Goyish” sketch, Broadway star Eddie Cantor is deemed goyish, along with Kool-Aid and the Marine Corps. You might say that Cantor, though born to Russian-Jewish immigrants, was asking for it: In a 1934 radio broadcast he introduced Americans to the infuriatingly catchy “Santa Claus is Coming…

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David Rakoff: Half Full, in Our Book

November 29, 2012
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Long and proud is the Jewish tradition of using sharp humor in the face of hopeless tragedy. David…

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All Around-the-Jewniverse Hanukkah Gift Guide

November 28, 2012
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With Hanukkah just around the corner, it’s time to dig up some gifts for your…

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The Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

November 27, 2012
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Everybody can spot the Dreaded Christmas Sweater from…

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Jews Explain the New Testament

November 26, 2012
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What’s the best way for a Jew to…

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Tabletop Torah

November 23, 2012
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God has more in common with a bottle…

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The Kimberley Plan

November 22, 2012
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In 1939, Isaac Nachman Steinberg—lawyer, ex-Bolshevik, former comrade of Vladimir…

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Star and Shamrock

November 21, 2012
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Some combinations are obvious: peanut butter and jelly,…

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Fagin the Jew

November 20, 2012
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The antihero of Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist is the ”villainous-looking and…

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Dream of Scipio

November 19, 2012
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When you think of Provence you probably think…

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A Cookbook Called Jerusalem

November 16, 2012
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Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi were both…

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Jewrotica

November 15, 2012
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What constitutes “Jewish erotica,” exactly? Does it need…

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