Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Jewish Women Who Inspired the Defeat of DOMA

June 28, 2013
By
thea-spyer1

By now you probably know all about Edie Windsor, the octogenarian whose lawsuit led to the defeat of DOMA. What you might not know is the life story of her late wife, Thea Spyer, in whose name Windsor fought for marriage equality. As detailed in United States v. Windsor, an 8-year-old Spyer…

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An Illustrated Kafka For Kids

June 27, 2013
By
my-first-kafka

Children’s books, with their large glossy pages and sparse text, often follow puppies on magical…

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The Last Jewish Waiter

June 26, 2013
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last-jewish-waiter

David Manheim, a 38-year-old waiter at New York’s famous Katz’s Deli, hates his job. Really hates his job.…

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The Birth of the Crock-Pot

June 25, 2013
By
crockpot

While you may be familiar with the gloppy…

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Bambi…and the Holocaust

June 24, 2013
By
Bambi_book_cover

The death of Bambi’s mother is many children’s first…

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Jews for Hearth & Home

June 21, 2013
By
jewish-figurines

Old men with sidelocks and stethoscopes, violinists in black suits and…

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Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?

June 20, 2013
By
super-jew1

Sporting a blue t-shirt emblazoned with a Star of…

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Does This Hat Make Me Look like Hitler?

June 19, 2013
By
chaplin1

Recently, when images of this kettle that looks like Hitler…

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From “Ghostbusters” to His Mother’s Brisket

June 18, 2013
By
moranis

He was the possessed keymaster neighbor, the beer-swiller, the kid-shrinker, the…

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Kafka’s Hasidic Sidekick

June 17, 2013
By
jiri-langer

In 1894, boys like Jiří Langer were a…

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Mickey Katz, Borscht Jester

June 14, 2013
By
borscht-jester1

In the 1960s, my father kept a handful…

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Poking Around the Toymaker’s Home

June 13, 2013
By
baseman

Ever wanted to peek into the home life…

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