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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.

Muslim Enemy of the Reich

November 10, 2014
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Muslim Enemy of the Reich

At a time when stories of Muslim-Jewish unity are far and few between comes the story of a Muslim woman who went undercover to fight the Nazis in occupied France. Noorunissa Inayat Khan was born in Moscow in 1914 to an Indian Sufi father and an American mother, whose brother Pierre Bernard (née Perry Baker) introduced yoga…

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How Anti-Semitism Helped Ruth Bader Ginsburg Succeed

October 20, 2014
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How Anti-Semitism Helped Ruth Bader Ginsburg Succeed

Rising to barely 5 foot 1 inch, weighing in at just under 100 pounds, and…

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The Lady Gaga of Hasidic Music

October 8, 2014
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The Lady Gaga of Hasidic Music

He’s been called the Jewish Elvis; he’s been called the Lady Gaga of Hasidic Music. He’s a rock…

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Celebrating Hanukkah, USPS-Style

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.…

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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…

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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…

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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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