Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Bus Accident in Israel, and Afterward

April 30, 2013
By
half-life

“After living with a disability for 22-plus years and trying in vain to write about it for almost as many, I’ve finally gotten my thoughts down on paper.” So Joshua Prager introduces his new memoir Half-Life, which details the aftermath of a devastating bus accident that occurred on his visit to Israel at…

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Ancient History: A Jew Among Romans

April 29, 2013
By
josephus

On the long list of all-time greatest Jewish calamities, the destruction of the Second Temple is surely…

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Child Survivors Return Home

April 26, 2013
By
never-forget2

What happens when a documentarian turns the camera on himself? “For almost 50 years I’ve…

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Isra-Alien: Acoustic Rock for Dueling Mothers-in-Law

April 25, 2013
By
somewhere-is-here

It’s not so unusual these days for 2…

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How Do You Say “Cooking Show” in Yiddish?

April 24, 2013
By
yiddish-cookingshow1

Julia Child had her glass of wine, Emeril…

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A Charleston Poet in a Calico Gown

April 23, 2013
By
penina-moise

Happy 216th birthday to Penina Moise (1797-1880): poet, Southerner, and…

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Looking for Lox in Loch-Land

April 22, 2013
By
scotland

Inside every Jew lies the soul of a…

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The Imaginarium Atop the Warsaw Ghetto

April 19, 2013
By
forest2

You enter a modern glass building and descend…

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Hey Jews, Go Back to Poland!

April 18, 2013
By
jrmip1

We’re used to a certain kind of Jewish nostalgia for…

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Palestine’s First Jewish Feminist

April 17, 2013
By
pesha-journey

When Pesha Dzimitrovsky, the daughter of an Orthodox…

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The Other Gaga

April 16, 2013
By
gaga1

Lady Gaga’s bizarre videos and catchy lyrics launched the gibberish…

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Brooklyn Jews Boycott Schools!

April 15, 2013
By
boycott

Last month, Mississippi passed a law that lets public school…

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