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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

June 30, 2014
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Good News: All-of-a-Kind Family is Back!

All-of-a-Kind Family, the mid-century classic Sydney Taylor children’s series of Lower East Side literature, is back! And not in an “Oh how awful, they tarted up 80′s kid favorite Strawberry Shortcake” kind of way. Lizzie Skurnick has gone from reminiscing fondly about the books for Jezebel to re-releasing the novels—about…

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The Swedish Nazi Film You’ll Want to See

June 27, 2014
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The Swedish Nazi Film You'll Want to See

In The Last Sentence, by Swedish director Jan Troell, journalist and former theologian Torgny Segerstedt…

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First He Rescued Jews, Then He Lost His $4 Million Violin

June 26, 2014
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The Righteous Gentile With The $4 Million Violin

Founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, rescuer of over 1,000 Jews from Nazi persecution, world-renowned virtuoso…

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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

June 25, 2014
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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

Tefillin, or phylacteries, are the black leather straps…

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Crocheting Holocaust Rape Into Disturbing Art

June 24, 2014
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Crocheting Holocaust Rape Into Art

Israeli artist Gil Yefman doesn’t hesitate to shock. His most recent…

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A Forgotten Satire of Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

June 23, 2014
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A Yiddish Satire With Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

Stories of a bustling courtyard populated by hapless…

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Why the Rabbis Said We Should Censor the Bible

June 20, 2014
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Why the Rabbis Said We Should Censor the Bible

According to Jewish law, embarrassing someone is akin…

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Groucho Marx’s Favorite Boy Violinist

June 19, 2014
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Groucho Marx's Favorite Boy Violinist

Long considered perhaps the greatest violinist of his…

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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

June 18, 2014
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Meet Tom Freud, Sigmund’s Famous Niece

You’ve probably heard of Lucian Freud, Sigmund Freud’s grandson,…

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The Jewish Giant at the Freak Show

June 17, 2014
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The Jewish Giant at the Freak Show

When you think about tall guys today, most people…

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The Man Who Sent His Wife’s Corpse to All of Israel

June 16, 2014
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The Man Who Sent His Wife's Corpse to All of Israel

Remember when a man was so enraged over…

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Brooklyn’s Weekly Shabbos Air Raid Siren

June 13, 2014
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How do you prepare for Shabbat? Maybe by kneading some…

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