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Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

July 25, 2014
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The Man Who Taught Arabic in Yiddish

Have you been wanting to learn Palestinian Arabic? Bistu a yidish redner? (Are you a Yiddish speaker?) Then, Getzl Zelikovitz was your man. Born in Lithuania in 1863, Zelikovitz was somewhat of a linguistic prodigy who was said to have memorized 500 words of Talmud by the time he was 10 years old.…

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The Jewish Country Music King

July 24, 2014
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The Jewish Country Music Star

He’s 6’7″, wears a long grey ponytail down his back, and was named Texas Musician…

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Did You Know That “Kugel” is South African for JAP?

July 23, 2014
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Did You Know That "Kugel" is South African for JAP?

Behold the kugel: a calorie-packed classic Ashkenazi comfort food typically made from egg noodles or potato…

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Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

July 22, 2014
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Seinfeld Emoji Help You Write Texts About Nothing

Seinfeld was the most popular show on television in…

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Torah On The Moon

July 21, 2014
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Torah On The Moon

Christian Bibles are available in hotel rooms, or…

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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

July 18, 2014
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Was The Composer Richard Strauss a Nazi?

So yes, he may have been the greatest…

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Sex(less) in the Holy City

July 17, 2014
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Sex(less) in the Holy City

The joys and oys of dating in New…

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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

July 16, 2014
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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

 You probably think of Betty Friedan as a feminist, activist,…

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Up Close and Personal With a Traveling Moyl

July 15, 2014
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Up Close and Personal with a Traveling Moyl

Not every ritual circumciser, or moyl in Yiddish, starts out…

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The Aryan Baby Who Wasn’t

July 14, 2014
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The Aryan Baby Who Wasn’t

Nazis. If it’s not one thing it’s another.…

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Catch Elijah This Weekend—He Won’t be Back for 21 Years

July 11, 2014
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Catch Elijah This Weekend—He Won't be Back for 21 Years

This weekend most congregations outside of Israel will…

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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

July 10, 2014
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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

The name “London Jews’ Society” might conjure up…

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