Monthly Archives: July 2013

When Borscht Belt Comedy Went to School

July 31, 2013
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comedy-school

“The birth of modern stand-up comedy begins in the Catskills Mountains,” so says When Comedy Went To School, a new film that traces the evolution of comedy as we know it. Narrated by Robert Klein, it’s peppered with reflections from comedy greats like Larry King, as well as footage of a younger Jerry…

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A Hidden German History of Palestine

July 30, 2013
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templars

Jews weren’t the only European immigrants who arrived in Palestine in the late 19th century. Among those…

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“Drop Dead Diva” and the Murder-Victim Exception

July 29, 2013
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drop-dead-diva

There are plenty of TV shows that get Jewish law wrong (we’re looking at you, Grey’s…

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Ben-Gurion’s Rice

July 26, 2013
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couscous

You might recall a story that takes place…

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The Rebbe’s Brooklyn Abode… In Brazil

July 25, 2013
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770-1

Why has one building in Crown Heights, Brooklyn…

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The Knight Who Saved 700 Jews

July 24, 2013
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nickysfamily

Nicky’s Family, a new film by Slovak director Matej…

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The Last King of Hawai’i and his Jewish Fortune Teller

July 23, 2013
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king

How does a Jewish peddler with a shady past become…

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Across-the-Jewniverse Summer Wish List

July 21, 2013
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Across-the-Jewniverse Summer Wish List

We’ve finally organized all the books we’ve been…

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A Simulated Diary of a Jewish Hamburger

July 19, 2013
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investigation

An Internet diary that, instead of serving news…

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The Jewish Strongman And The Baby Elephant

July 18, 2013
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strongman

As the stereotype goes, Jewish men are bookish…

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The Temptations Do “Fiddler on the Roof”

July 17, 2013
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the-temptations

You’ve heard “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and you might even know half…

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A Jewish Pop-Up Museum in a Random Portuguese Town

July 16, 2013
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mendes3

For the past month, residents of Cabanas de Viriato,…

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