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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy…Sylvester?

December 31, 2012
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Have you ever heard an Israeli refer to their “Sylvester” plans and wonder what they’re talking about? And once you figured out that they were referring to New Year’s Eve, did you wonder why Israelis would name the holiday after the Roman saint who passed notoriously anti-Semitic legislation? The Roman saint…

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The Zoo Rabbi

December 28, 2012
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An Orthodox rabbi who writes about werewolves and unicorns and believes in evolution?  Meet Rabbi Natan Slifkin– also…

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The Shondes: The Coney Island of rock bands?

December 27, 2012
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Coney Island — home of legendary knishes, Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, and that historic roller coaster — is…

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The 2013 Nice Jewish Guys Calendar is Here!

December 26, 2012
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When Adam Cohen set out to create the…

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Sephardic Music Festival, Vol. 2

December 25, 2012
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The second Sephardic Music Festival album just dropped, and the…

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Telegraph Avenue

December 24, 2012
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Critics have been speculating for years about who…

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Israeli Protest Music

December 21, 2012
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Given how infamous Israelis are for their political…

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German Ritual Baths

December 20, 2012
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Walk through most German cities today and you…

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The $30 Hit

December 19, 2012
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Jewish maternal disappointment may never have been quite…

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The Late-Blooming Sage

December 18, 2012
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Though genius is often equated with precocity, a…

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The Plot Against America

December 17, 2012
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Political zealots had a field day during the…

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Ringo the Jew?

December 14, 2012
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Most every Jewish kid who grew up in…

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