Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Quirky Film That’s Saving an Italian Synagogue

April 30, 2014
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A new indie Italian comedy will change the way you look at Jewish cemeteries forever—not to mention that boot-shaped country by the sea. Based on a true family story, Felice Nel Box by first-time director Ghila Valabrega begins with Stefano, a Jewish photographer on a journey, stumbling across a dilapidated Jewish cemetery in the northern Italian town of Sabbioneta.…

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Scrolling Through a Mysterious Polish Shtetl

April 29, 2014
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Looking to get away but don’t want to deal with the logistics of flights, or…

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When Dr. Mengele Moved to Argentina

April 28, 2014
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When Adolf Eichmann was captured by the Mossad in Argentina, it made headlines all over the world.…

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On Loving and Hating the Pope

April 25, 2014
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John Paul II: interfaith advocate, sometime-supporter of Israel,…

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A Love for Flavor, Straight from the IDF

April 24, 2014
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During his stint in the Israeli Defense Forces  Lior Lev…

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Jew and WASP, in 20th-Century Manhattan

April 23, 2014
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Joanna Hershon’s fervently readable new novel, A Dual Inheritance,…

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Martha Stewart and the Case of the WASPy Matzah

April 18, 2014
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Poor Martha Stewart. A few years ago she…

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Beatboxing for Passover

April 17, 2014
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For a people so committed to explaining ourselves, it’s…

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Suicide Prevention at the Seder Table

April 14, 2014
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On the night of the seder, Elijah the Prophet plays Santa…

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Painting Your Fingernails With Plagues

April 11, 2014
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midrash-mani

When recounting the story of the ten plagues at the…

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Passover with Metallica

April 10, 2014
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That kid in your math class with greasy…

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How Big Is Your Afikoman?

April 9, 2014
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How many Saltines can you eat in a minute? How…

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