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Monthly Archives: January 2014

On the Road with Abraham: The Video Game

January 31, 2014
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On the Road with Abraham: The Video Game

Every Hebrew school kid fantasizes about teaming up with Abraham as he departs Haran, snaking south through Mesopotamia to Canaan, fighting off bandits along the way, right? Okay, maybe that’s just us. Regardless, “Bible Chronicles: The Call of Abraham,” a new computer game still in the works, allows you to live that fantasy, even if…

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Jewish v. Goyish: The Abbie Hoffman Edition

January 30, 2014
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Jewish Vs. Goyish

While many Jewish comedians (and one in particular) have noted the differing foodways of Jews and gentiles, you might be…

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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

January 29, 2014
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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

When Mayn Yidishe Mame (“My Jewish Mother”), one of the first feature-length Yiddish talkies, arrived on Tel…

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The 18th-Century Jewish Merchant Prince of Rhode Island

January 28, 2014
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Aaron Lopez

At his prime in the 18th century, Aaron…

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Why Do Jews Visit Concentration Camps? A New Film Weighs In.

January 27, 2014
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Six Million and One

In 2003, fifty-eight years after its liberation, the…

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A Post-Soviet Jewish Coffee Chain – in Colorado

January 24, 2014
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Dazbog Coffee

“Flavor as big as Russia!” So proclaims one…

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The Book of Mormon…in Yiddish?

January 23, 2014
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Yiddish Book of Mormon

You may associate the Book of Mormon with show-stopping musical…

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Michael Jackson’s Sex Rebbe

January 22, 2014
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Shmuley Boteach

You might think of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as the kosher sex…

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The Anti-Semitic Origins of “Hip Hip Hooray”?

January 21, 2014
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Hep-hep-riots

Three cheers for the bat mitzvah girl! Hip…

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The Passover Seder Inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 20, 2014
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Freedom Seder

Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated just eight…

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Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Bergen-Belsen

January 17, 2014
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Alfred Hitchcock

In the mid-1940s, newsreel footage of the Allied liberation of…

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The Jazz Concert That Changed Black and Jewish History

January 16, 2014
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Benny Goodman

When Benny Goodman, the Jewish clarinetist and so-called “King…

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