Monthly Archives: September 2013

Wilt Chamberlain, Borscht-Belt Bellhop

September 30, 2013
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basketball-kutchers

In 1954, at 17 years old, 7’1″ Wilt Chamberlain was already a basketball phenom. But the summer before his senior year of high school he took a summer job as a bellhop at Kutsher’s Country Club, a Jewish summer resort in the Catskills. In this new short video produced by Grantland we see Chamberlain charming guests…

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We’re Off For Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah – See You Monday!

September 25, 2013
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simchat_torah

The Jewniverse is closing shop again for the finale of the Jewish fall holidays, Shemini…

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The Master Wigmaker of Peru

September 25, 2013
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wig1

Give a woman a wig, her head is covered. Teach a woman to make wigs and…

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“Moo. Please No Murder Me” – and Other Torah Commentaries

September 24, 2013
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unscrolled

So begins “The Song of the Red Cow,”…

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From German Universities Straight to the Black South

September 23, 2013
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scholars

The story of American Jews helping Southern blacks is well…

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We’re Off For Sukkot – See You Monday!

September 18, 2013
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We’re Off For Sukkot –  See You Monday!

Well, The Jewniverse is off again for Sukkot.…

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“Sukkah City,” The Movie

September 18, 2013
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sukkah-ctiy2

After 3 years, Sukkah City—the sukkah-building competition that prompted hundreds of…

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Carlebach Hits Broadway

September 17, 2013
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soul-dr

Soul Doctor, the new Broadway musical based on Rabbi…

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The U.S. Army’s Very Goat-y High Holiday Affair

September 16, 2013
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chaplain

The ram that appeared just in time to…

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We’re Off For Yom Kippur – See You Monday

September 13, 2013
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fasting-details

The folks here at the Jewniverse are off…

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A Yom Kippur Buzz From…Another Direction

September 13, 2013
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coffee-1

With Yom Kippur only hours away, you may already be…

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The Yom Kippur Debut of the Girl Rabbi of the Golden West

September 12, 2013
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ray-frank

Yom Kippur 1890 was a typical day for Jewish repentance but…

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