Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Jew Who Gave Roosevelt a Bad Rap

August 30, 2013
By
fdr

Close your eyes and picture the one person who did the most to save Jews from the Holocaust. Did you picture Oskar Schindler? Irena Sendler? Raoul Wallenberg? How about…Franklin Delano Roosevelt? If a Zionist activist named Peter Bergson had his way, you might have. So say some historians, anyway. Born Hillel Kook in Lithuania…

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Our Four Genetic Moms

August 29, 2013
By
dna

On Friday nights Jews traditionally bless their daughters to emulate Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah. But the women these girls actually…

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A Graphic Novel with Jerusalem as its Hero

August 28, 2013
By
jerusalem-graphic-novel

Boaz Yakin’s latest graphic novel, Jerusalem, based on his family history, begins and ends with a…

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The Israeli-American Music Mogul

August 27, 2013
By
diwon2

Remember the Israeli keffiyeh controversy? Semitic Swag, the LA…

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Wear Tzitzit, Skip Sex

August 26, 2013
By
tzitzit2

If you’ve never thought of prayer fringes serving…

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The Original Yiddish Girl Band

August 23, 2013
By
barry-sisters

A girl group that got its start on…

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The Google Glass Goes Jewish

August 22, 2013
By
jewglass

It seems like Jewish apps have existed as…

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Freud’s Jewish Mistress

August 21, 2013
By
freud-mistress

Vienna, 1895. Minna Bernays, a laughably incompetent lady’s companion,…

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The Most Embarrassing Jewish Search Result

August 20, 2013
By
jewish-and-you-know-it

Try this at home. Go to YouTube, type the…

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The Very Worst Week in Wales

August 19, 2013
By
wales1

Wales is famous for being the home of…

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“This American Life” Goes Israeli

August 16, 2013
By
sipur-israeli

A story about a classical composer who, after…

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The Sage and the Bathhouse

August 15, 2013
By
bathhouse

Q: What’s worse than a rabbinic sage frequenting…

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