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Jenny Levison

Jenny Levison
Jenny Levison is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and documentary filmmaker whose special passions are Yiddish culture, baseball season, and fighting white nationalism. Her documentary film with Joshua Waletzky, Parting the Waters, about race and segregation through the lens of the American swimming pool, will be forthcoming in 2014.

Ione Skye’s Yiddish Vacation

September 15, 2014
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Ione Skye’s Yiddish Vacation

___ Check out Kveller’s exclusive interview with Ione Skye! Actress Ione Skye—daughter of Scottish singer Donovan and American model Enid Carl, and best known as John Cusack’s brainy and beautiful love interest in Say Anything, has just added an unexpected item to her resume: Jewish children’s author. As she writes in the author’s note to…

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Curious George Goes to Arkansas…From Nazi-Occupied France

September 12, 2014
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Curious George Goes to Arkansas…From Nazi-Occupied France

You’ve probably known Curious George all your life, right? You remember when he pranked the fire…

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The First Jewish Woman in Congress

September 9, 2014
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The First Jewish Woman in Congress

Her tenure might have started when her husband died, but she went on to win re-election five…

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The Jew Who Invented the Universal Language

August 29, 2014
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The Jew Who Invented the Universal Language

The year was 1879. Stalin was born. The Austro-German Alliance was signed…

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Rube Goldberg is an Adjective

August 27, 2014
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Rube Goldberg is an Adjective

Do you need to change a flat tire? Perhaps wipe…

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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

August 6, 2014
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An Ultra-Orthodox Dating Show (Please Hold the Hot Tub)

They’re young. They’re single. They’re ultra-Orthodox Israelis. How…

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The Jews Who Carved the Carousel Horses

August 1, 2014
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The Jews Who Carved the Carousel Horses

There’s nothing like mounting a horse, tossing your…

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Elie Wiesel’s Mysterious Mentor

July 29, 2014
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Elie Wiesel's Mysterious Mentor

They say he dressed in rags. That he…

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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…

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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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Morning Jew News & Schmooze!

April 3, 2014
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What do you get when two Jewish comedians—one…

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The Last Man Who Spoke Provence’s Dead Jewish Language

April 1, 2014
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In 1977, Apple Computers incorporated, Menachem Begin became…

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