Monthly Archives: October 2013

The 3 Most Important Jewish Words

October 31, 2013
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evil-eye

If you’ve never heard the Yiddish/Hebrew phrase, “kein ayin hara,” get ready to meet your new favorite saying.  Literally, these words translate as “no evil eye.” Together, they function as a Jewish “knock on wood.” The origin of the phrase is the superstition that talking about one’s good fortune attracts the attention of…

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Young Yiddish Love Among the Nazis

October 30, 2013
By
the-pin

The second Yiddish language film to be produced in North America in 70 years, and Canada’s first, The…

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Polish Catholic Brothers and a Village’s Unsavory Past

October 29, 2013
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aftermath1

The past might never be dead, but just how deeply can it be buried? That’s…

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Jewish Camp Songs Like You Never Heard Them Before

October 24, 2013
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camp-songs1

Think back to your weeks at Jewish summer camp—site…

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The Jewish Baseball Star Who Outran a Horse

October 23, 2013
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lipman-pike

Lipman Pike was not only the first Jewish American…

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An Undercover Jewess, Uncovered

October 22, 2013
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hedy-lamar

Jews have long had their place in every…

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“The Lottery” & The Jews

October 21, 2013
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lottery

“The Lottery” might be the most famous American short…

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Will the Real Menachem Begin Please Stand Up?

October 18, 2013
By
prime-min

Have you ever wished you could be a…

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Anna Karenina, Alive and Not That Well in Queens

October 17, 2013
By
anna-k

Thought hundreds of pages about the Russian aristocracy…

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J.R.R. Tolkien: Not A Jew

October 16, 2013
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jrr-tolkien

In 1938 J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit was achieving great…

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Falafel Philosophy

October 15, 2013
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falafel

The Israeli writer Assaf Gavron straddles the deathly…

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Rav Yehuda Gets His Groove On

October 14, 2013
By
jake-marmer

“Said Rav Yehuda: Even silence has its rules,” announces…

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