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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.

When Nina Simone Sang a Zionist Standard

February 19, 2015
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All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History Month with some of our favorite stories from the archives. Few songs capture the feeling of a people in exile like “Eretz Zavat Halav.” Taken from a biblical passage, it speaks of Israel’s abundant natural produce (milk and honey, especially), from the perspective of…

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

February 17, 2015
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All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History Month with some of our favorite stories…

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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 zoo was canceled by his friend’s mother.…

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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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When Colonists Thought the Indians Were Lost Jews

November 27, 2014
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you…

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The 1975 Celebrity Kosher Cookbook That Only a Turkey Could Hate

November 26, 2014
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The 1975 Jewish Celebrity Cookbook That Only a Turkey Could Hate

We love it when celebrities share their favorite…

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The Surprising Hasidic Subtext of a Popular New Novel

October 7, 2014
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Why "Back to the Future" is About the World to Come

Ben Lerner is not primarily a novelist – he’s a…

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The Latest From Our Favorite 11-Piece Afrobeat Jewish Avant-Garde Jazz Band

September 18, 2014
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Where Afrobeat Meets Jewish Music Meetz Jazz

Zion80 is a big band with a big…

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When Heinrich Heine Wrote a Love Song to Cholent

September 10, 2014
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When Heinrich Heine Wrote a Love Song to Chulent

We all love cholent, that magical slow-cooking stew that’s…

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The Talmud of Star Trek

May 26, 2014
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The Talmud says that killing a single person…

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The Saga of the Wandering Jew

March 20, 2014
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Have you watered your Wandering Jew? The popular…

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Comic-Book Heroes Storm Jerusalem

February 20, 2014
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The paper-cut artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik—whose website, tellingly, is NiceJewishArtist.com—appropriates…

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