Pop Sensation Lorde in a Gorgeous Yiddish Rendition
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Pop Sensation Lorde, Now in Yiddish

By On May 26, 2015

Do you wish pop star Lorde would lay down a track in Yiddish already? Well, the next best thing just happened. The Technicalities, an Israeli husband-and-wife Yiddish music duo in their early… Read More

The Muslim Girls at Kolkata's Jewish School
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The Muslim Girls at Kolkata’s Jewish School

By On May 26, 2015

“I wake up in the morning and take the name of Allah, go off to sleep after reciting some suras, after namaz and all. I believe no matter what happens Allah will… Read More

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The Jewish Woman Who Taught Us What We Know About Kids

By On May 22, 2015

  If you thought our current obsession with all things parenting (like, ahem, parenting websites) was something new to the modern world, think again. Dorothy Walter Baruch, who was born in 1899,… Read More

The Biggest Family Reunion in the World
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This Jew is Planning the Biggest Family Reunion in the World

By On May 21, 2015

On June 6th, Jewish journalist A.J. Jacobs will be hosting a Global Family Reunion and everyone is invited. Literally, everyone. It’s happening at the site of the 1964 New York World’s Fair… Read More

Discover the New England Bubbe Who Turns Out is a Literary Genius
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Meet the Jewish Bubbe Who Happens to Be a Literary Genius

By On May 20, 2015

  It’s a beautiful thing when a writer gets discovered. Especially when the writer is a Jewish grandmother in her seventies who has spent a lifetime mastering the art of the short… Read More

The Yiddish Writer and His Harem of Beautiful Translators
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The Yiddish Writer and His Harem of Beautiful Translators

By On May 19, 2015

  When Asaf Galay began to read Isaac Bashevis Singer in English, he noticed a note at the end of every story: “Translated by the author and ______.” The co-translator was almost… Read More

Australian Spies Take on Hitler in the Weirdest TV Show Ever
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Australian Spies Take on Hitler in the Weirdest TV Show Ever

By On May 18, 2015

  Set in a strange, campy 1960s interpretation of World War II, Danger 5, an Australian action comedy, is the kind of show where cocktail recipes and freeform Santana-esque jamming play important—no,… Read More

The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn't Let the Nazis Keep Her Down
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The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn’t Let the Nazis Keep Her Down

By On May 15, 2015

Born in Turin, in northwestern Italy, on April 22, 1909, Rita Levi-Montalcini had began her research on nerve cells at the University of Turin. But after being banned from the university in… Read More

Why This Weird-Looking Mushroom is Called Jew's Ear
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Why This Weird Looking Mushroom is Called “Jew’s Ear”

By On May 14, 2015

What do Judas Iscariot and hot and sour soup have in common? A rubbery mushroom known as Auricularia auricula-judae or Jew’s ear. The term “Jew’s ear” might make you feel funny, but… Read More

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Watch Emma Goldman’s Radical Life, 75 Years After Her Death

By On May 13, 2015

Honor Emma Goldman and the 75th anniversary of her death the 21st-century way: by watching a documentary about her on YouTube. Through a combination of archival photographs, letters, journals, and reenactments, director… Read More

Nazi Films in Theaters -- for Free!
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Exposing The Secrets Behind Nazi Propaganda Films

By On May 12, 2015

  Under the Third Reich, a staggering 1,200 feature films were produced by Joseph Goebbels’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda. Of those films, 44 are still banned from broadcast or public… Read More

Why Food Pornographers are Flocking to this Tel Aviv Restaurant
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Why Food Pornographers are Flocking to this Tel Aviv Restaurant

By On May 11, 2015

You know how simultaneously tantalizing and mind-numbing it gets to scroll through Facebook and Instagram photos of all your friends’ delicious meals? A Tel Aviv restaurant is embracing the trend—by embracing your… Read More