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Jewish culture and history are full of fascinating, obscure, and amazing treasures. Some of them have been buried for thousands of years. Others are popping up in Broadway musicals, musty bookstores, and around the Internet as YouTube sensations. Jewniverse discovers them and sends you the scoop.

The Israeli Band Carrying the Torch for Yemen’s Last Jews

March 28, 2016
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The Yemeni Sisters Whose Video is Sweeping Across Israel and the Muslim World

The recent airlift evacuation of 19 Yemenite Jews to Israel made international news — now, there are only 50 Jews remaining in the Middle Eastern country. The 2000-year-old Jewish community in Yemen seems a hair’s breadth from its end. But meanwhile, some forward-thinking descendants of this community are bringing their culture and…

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The Jewish Woman Who Taught Us What We Know About Kids

May 22, 2015
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The Woman Who Led a 20th-Century Parenting Revolution

If you thought our current obsession with all things parenting (like, ahem, parenting websites) was…

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The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn’t Let the Nazis Keep Her Down

May 15, 2015
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The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn't Let the Nazis Keep Her Down

Born in Turin, in northwestern Italy, on April 22, 1909, Rita Levi-Montalcini had began her…

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The Woman Who Invented Barbie…and Prosthetic Breasts

May 11, 2015
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There is a lot we can write here…

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A Bible the Size of a Sugar Granule

May 5, 2015
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A Bible the Size of a Sugar Granule

You’ve never seen the Bible like this before.…

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How Jewish Actress Hedy Lamarr Paved the Way for Wi-Fi

May 1, 2015
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How Jewish Actress Hedy Lamarr Paved the Way for WiFi

When one thinks of the Jewish screen siren…

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The Crazy New Invention for Using Electricity on Shabbat

April 21, 2015
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The Crazy New Invention for Using Electricity on Shabbat

For many observant Jews, not using electricity is…

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Jewniverse Goes to the Movies

August 21, 2014
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Jewniverse Summer Film Picks

Rainy summer night? Lazy evening at the beach?…

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Jewniverse Beach Reading!

August 12, 2014
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Jewniverse beach reads

Check back all week for our top summer reading…

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The Worldwide Jewish Cheesecake Festival

June 3, 2014
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Happy Shavuot!

We’ll be signing off for a couple days…

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Shop Purim! Costumes & Kitsch.

March 7, 2014
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Happy Purim, Jewniverse! We’ve collected some of the…

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Talmudic sex scandals for $2

December 5, 2013
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Donate $2 Today!

Join the Jewniverse/MyJewishLearning annual $2 campaign! Your donation…

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