Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Israeli Who Put Your Virus Under the Microscope

February 28, 2014
By
Yisrael Radai

Picture a scientist studying viruses. You probably envision someone in a white lab coat staring at vials, working with centrifuges, and peering into microscopes. But what if they are studying computer viruses? Who figures out how to combat those symptoms? One of the foremost researchers in the field of computer viruses was an Israeli professor named Yisrael…

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The Oldest Holocaust Survivor in the World

February 27, 2014
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The Oldest Holocaust Survivor in the World

What’s it like to be born twice and have your second life last twice as…

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The Prime Time Jewvangelist on a Website Near You

February 26, 2014
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The Prime Time Jewvangelist on a Website Near You

Rabbi Leah Levy has a problem: no one is showing up for services at her…

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NYC’s Beloved Yiddishe Music Maven

February 25, 2014
By
Chana Mlotek

You never know what treasures lurk within NYC…

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Kabbalah, Supernatural Bug Juice, and Other Camp Delights

February 24, 2014
By
The Path of Names

Ah, Jewish summer camp memories: Bunk raids, incessant singing, daddy longlegs…

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The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

February 21, 2014
By
russel

What do you get when a black, Jewish,…

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Comic-Book Heroes Storm Jerusalem

February 20, 2014
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Superheroes storm Jerusalem

The paper-cut artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik—whose website, tellingly, is NiceJewishArtist.com—appropriates…

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Love Notes to Israeli Traffic Cops

February 19, 2014
By
Dear Officer

Leave it to Israelis to fight back against the Man.…

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The Bible’s Time-Traveling Camels

February 18, 2014
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The Bible's Time-Traveling Camels

Bad news for biblical literalists: Recent research conducted by two…

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A Holocaust Novel with Fangs

February 17, 2014
By
color-of-light

It’s hard to pick up a novel these…

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The Jewish Woman Who Invented the Modern Bra

February 14, 2014
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The Jewish Woman Who Invented the Modern Bra

In the 1950s and 60s, Maidenform ran a series of ads with…

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Krusty the Clown’s Rabbinic Lineage

February 13, 2014
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Lrusty the Clown's Rabbinic Lineage

Just as the Colorado town in South Park has its resident…

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