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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.

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, converted to Judaism in 1961, at the age of 36. He was passionate about his adopted religion, and remained so his entire life. Nevertheless, he always had a sense of humor about his conversion, too. While hosting the Academy Awards in 1971,…

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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 kaddisha, or a Jewish burial society, perform…

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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 released. It was one of the first…

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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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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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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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