Monthly Archives: January 2013

Santa Fe’s Crypto-Jews, Illustrated

January 31, 2013
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Quick, name 3 centers of Jewish culture. New York, Los Angeles and Tel Aviv? Why not include Santa Fe, New Mexico? A new graphic novel, El Iluminado, depicts present-day Santa Fe as the center of a thriving, yet hidden Jewish world: the land of the crypto-Jews, who emigrated from Spain after the expulsion…

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A Priest and a Rabbi Walk Into a Book

January 30, 2013
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Isaac Frankel’s recently-released first novel, Sacred Apples, fascinatingly explores the intersection of Judaism,Christianity, and Islam—both in Jerusalem, where…

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The Loopy Truths of Jewish Signatures

January 29, 2013
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By now you’ve probably heard: Jack Lew, President Obama’s nominee for Treasury secretary, signs his name like…

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A Punk Fiddler

January 28, 2013
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“In our little village of Anatevka, you might…

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Gangsta Meets Grandma: Bubala Please

January 25, 2013
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Want a recipe for a viral video that gets the…

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Video: Shout-out to Omaha Jews!

January 24, 2013
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“Summer’s hot like us, but in the winters:…

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Let My People Go

January 24, 2013
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There’s a place where romantic fairy tale meets…

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Video: Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance-Off

January 23, 2013
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Hasidic Boy Wins Chinese Dance Contest

However did we miss this? Does anyone know…

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The Other Avishai Cohen

January 23, 2013
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In the vibrant and tight-knit world of jazz…

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Art from Jewish Chernobyl

January 22, 2013
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In the centuries before the catastrophic 1986 nuclear…

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Black White & Jewish

January 21, 2013
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Rebecca Leventhal Walker was born in Jackson, Mississippi in…

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Video: A Jew Touches Ham

January 18, 2013
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Adam Glaser

Stand-up comic Aaron Glaser‘s mystifying take on kashrut…

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