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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.

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 appeared with no warning, and disappeared just as quickly. That he was fluent in many languages, and equally so in the texts of multiple religions. That his mastery of science, math, and philosophy was unparalleled. That he taught Torah to the great…

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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 a yidish redner? (Are you a Yiddish…

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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. In 1935, when the party held a…

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Morning Jew News & Schmooze!

April 3, 2014
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morning-jews-1

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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Armand-Lunel

In 1977, Apple Computers incorporated, Menachem Begin became…

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The Lesbian Flick Banned by the Nazis

March 27, 2014
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Mädchen-in-Uniform

Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian…

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How the West Was Won (By Jews)

March 18, 2014
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American-jerusalem

Typically, when we think of Jews in California,…

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The Jewish Mardi Gras

March 13, 2014
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The Jewish Mardi Gras

What is it about the depth of winter…

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Nice Jewish Derby Girls, From Fatal Dreidel to Mayhem Bialik

March 6, 2014
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Nice Jewish Derby Girls, From Fatal Dreidel to Mayhem Bialik

Ever heard of Fatal Dreidel? She’s a nice Jewish…

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The Yiddish Speakers Who Stayed Behind

March 3, 2014
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shtetl

We generally think of Yiddish as the language…

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NYC’s Beloved Yiddishe Music Maven

February 25, 2014
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Chana Mlotek

You never know what treasures lurk within NYC…

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The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

February 21, 2014
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russel

What do you get when a black, Jewish,…

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