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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.

Morning Jew News & Schmooze!

April 3, 2014
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morning-jews-1

What do you get when two Jewish comedians—one in Oakland and another in New York City—put their Skype convos up on the web for all to see? Welcome to Morning Jew, a smart and hilarious online Jewish comedy and news schmooze. Co-anchors Heather Gold and Katie Halper don earbuds and take swigs from mugs of…

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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 Israel’s 6th Prime Minister, Jay Leno first…

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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 boarding school romp? Answer: Nazis. Believe it…

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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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Yiddish is an Official Language of Sweden?

February 12, 2014
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Yiddish is an Official Language of Sweden?

You’ve heard the old Yiddish adage, “It’s not how…

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Pete Seeger: Not a Jew?

February 7, 2014
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Pete Seeger

When Pete Seeger became bar mitzvah, he sang “Hineh…

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A Surprising New History of “Fiddler on the Roof”

December 9, 2013
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wonder-of-wonder

Maybe you first heard Tevye break into song when you…

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