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Matthue Roth

Matthue Roth
Matthue Roth created Jewniverse. He also co-created G-dcast, the animated Torah film series. His most recent book is My First Kafka, a picture book for children. He's also the author of the memoir Yom Kippur a Go-Go and three novels. He lives in Brooklyn with his family, and he keeps a secret diary at www.matthue.com.

The Yiddish Theater Star Who Disappeared Into an Anti-Stalinist Superhero

May 18, 2016
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the yid

Paul Goldberg’s provocatively-titled novel The Yid (Picador) starts out with a middle-of-the-night visit from the Stalinist-era Soviet police to the Moscow home of Solomon Levinson, an elderly has-been actor of the Yiddish theater. Their job: to make him disappear. But things don’t go as planned, and in an elaborately choreographed…

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Let This Music Video Inspire Your Repentance

October 1, 2015
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darshan

Jewish thought is full of paradoxes. A complicated philosophy is supposed to help us achieve…

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When Jesus Said The Shema

August 19, 2015
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When Jesus Said The Shema

So you’ve heard of the Shema, right? The most important prayer in Judaism? Traditionally recited…

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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings “Fiddler”

July 30, 2015
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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings "Fiddler"

Sammy Davis, Jr., the singer, tap-dancer, and entertainer,…

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How to Prepare Your Mother’s Body for Burial

July 27, 2015
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How to Prepare Your Mother's Body For Burial

It’s said that the members of a hevra…

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Hunting Nazis on Noah’s Ark

April 27, 2015
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Hunting Nazis on Noah’s Ark

In 1992, the video game Wolfenstein 3-D was…

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The Grateful Dead — Now in Hebrew!

April 20, 2015
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The Grateful Dead, Now in Hebrew!

Sagol 59 is the godfather of Israeli hip-hop…

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The Jaw-Droppingly Gorgeous Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

March 17, 2015
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The Gorgeous Newfangled Haggadah You Probably Want Right Now

Asufa is an Israeli design collective. Each year,…

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When Nina Simone Sang a Zionist Standard

February 19, 2015
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Nina Simone Sings Milk & Honey

All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History…

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The Jewish Songwriter Behind Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”

February 17, 2015
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billie-holiday

All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History…

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What Kind of Nice Jewish Boy Writes a Book About Santa Claus?

December 25, 2014
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What Kind of Nice Jewish Boy Writes a Book About Santa Claus?

One day, Eric Kaplan’s son’s playdate to the…

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The Aussie Folk Guitarist Who Combines Dylan With Carlebach

December 10, 2014
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The Aussie Folk Guitarist Who Combines Dylan With Carlebach

Moshe Hendel Feiglin, the lead singer and guitarist…

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