Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Dyke and the Dybbuk

March 31, 2014
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It’s not easy being a dybbuk. Jewish tradition holds that dybbuks are demons who drive people crazy, but what happens when the Head Office assigns a dybbuk to haunt someone who’s already pretty nuts? In Ellen Galford’s 1994 novel The Dyke and the Dybbuk you’ll find out just how the dybbuk Kokos deals with an…

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Is Chutzpah Dead?

March 28, 2014
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When Jewish diners complete their annual tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas, their fortunate cookies…

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The Lesbian Flick Banned by the Nazis

March 27, 2014
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Mädchen-in-Uniform

Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian boarding school romp? Answer: Nazis. Believe it…

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Politics, Protest, and Klezmer in Ukraine’s Freedom Square

March 26, 2014
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pushkin

What does Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti, also known as…

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The Jew Who Taught the Mormons Hebrew

March 25, 2014
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Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, wanted…

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The Bathtub Carp that Inspired the Architect

March 24, 2014
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gehry-1

Inspiration can come from the strangest places. Famed…

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How Minnesota’s Goyish Governor Passed for Jewish

March 21, 2014
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olsen

Could there be a more goyishe name than Floyd…

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The Saga of the Wandering Jew

March 20, 2014
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Have you watered your Wandering Jew? The popular…

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Not Your Grandmother’s Shtetl

March 19, 2014
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Eisiskese24

Pogroms. Fiddlers. Poverty. Coziness. Tradition! Are those the words…

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How the West Was Won (By Jews)

March 18, 2014
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American-jerusalem

Typically, when we think of Jews in California,…

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The Little Prince’s Jewish BFF

March 17, 2014
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little-prince

It’s probably a bit surprising that The Little Prince,…

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The Ultimate Jewish Question: Latkes or Hamantaschen?

March 14, 2014
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Latkes Versus Hamantaschen

As we approach the holiday of noshing hamantaschen, scholars…

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