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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.

When the USPS Started Celebrating Hanukkah

September 30, 2014
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The First Jewish Postage Stamp

You’ve recited selichot. You’ve blown the shofar. You’re doing your teshuvah. All that’s left is to get your final Jewish New Year card into the mail before you have to repent for missing the season. But which stamps should you use? The history of the United States postage stamp is surprisingly short, and the history of the…

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The Other Persian Jews

September 24, 2014
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The Other Persian Jews

Make plov, a delicious Bukharan dish, for Rosh Hashanah! If you’re not from the region…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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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