Curious George Goes to Arkansas…From Nazi-Occupied France
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Curious George Goes to Arkansas…From Nazi-Occupied France

By On September 12, 2014

You’ve probably known Curious George all your life, right? You remember when he pranked the fire department, when he got a job, and maybe even when he learned his ABCs. You might even know that… Read More

The 19th-Century Jewish Anarchist Named Emma
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A New York City Anarchist Named Emma

By On September 11, 2014

A far cry from mallrats sporting Che Guevara t-shirts and pocket manifestos, Emma Goldman was the real deal: anarchist, lecturer, writer, and all around intellectual instigator. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1869 to an Orthodox family,… Read More

When Heinrich Heine Wrote a Love Song to Chulent
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When Heinrich Heine Wrote a Love Song to Cholent

By On September 10, 2014

  We all love cholent, that magical slow-cooking stew that’s usually served for Shabbat lunch. It can be made with beans, barley, meat, or whatever you have lying around the kitchen. It’s cross-cultural… Read More

The First Jewish Woman in Congress
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The First Jewish Woman in Congress

By On September 9, 2014

Her tenure might have started when her husband died, but she went on to win re-election five times, and to serve in Congress from 1925 to 1937. Meet Florence Prag Kahn: Republican from California, and the… Read More

A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text
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A New, Digital Wonderland of Jewish Text

By On September 8, 2014

Imagine a digital wonderland where every Jewish text is available free and open-source, where the extraordinary expanse of our texts are waiting to be combed, prodded, and commented upon by interested parties… Read More

"My Cruel Land": A Poet's View of Loss
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“My Cruel Land”: An Israeli Poet Discovers Loss

By On September 5, 2014

  For most of Israel’s existence, the land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea has been discussed as the site of human conflict. But with the poem that opens the latest… Read More

The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin
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The Infamous 1970s Sex Novel Featuring Lilith’s Kin

By On September 4, 2014

What modern lovers refer to as “casual sex” was, at one time, known by a very different, very transgressive name. In 1973, Jewish American writer Erica Jong infamously published Fear of Flying, a radical novel… Read More

Sex and The City Writers Bring Hasidic Brooklyn to Showtime
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Sex and The City Writers Bring Hasidic Brooklyn to Showtime

By On September 3, 2014

An ultra-Orthodox man in Williamsburg has a secret identity…as a stand-up comedian. If this sounds like the premise to a sitcom, that’s because it is! The comedy Yank was recently bought by Showtime, and is set… Read More

Heil Honey, I'm Home!
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Heil Honey, I’m Home!

By On September 2, 2014

  The setting: suburban 1950s-style Berlin apartment. The main characters: Adolph Hitler and Eva Braun. The neighbors: Jews. Hitler enters to applause, straightens his sleeve cuffs, sieg heils and says, “Heil honey, I’m home!” “Don’t you… Read More

The Jew Who Invented the Universal Language
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The Jew Who Invented the Universal Language

By On August 29, 2014

The year was 1879. Stalin was born. The Austro-German Alliance was signed to dissuade Russia from attacking either nation. During the chilling lead-up to the Armenian genocide, Turkey banned Armenian performances in Constantinople (now Istanbul). And amidst… Read More

Introducing: The Golem, a Horror Film From Weimar Germany
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Introducing: The Golem, Weimar Germany’s Creepiest Film

By On August 28, 2014

Deep in the annals of obscure German cinema lies The Golem: How He Came into the World, a 1920 silent horror film about the Jewish mythical Golem and, well, how he came into the… Read More

Rube Goldberg is an Adjective
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Rube Goldberg is an Adjective

By On August 27, 2014

Do you need to change a flat tire? Perhaps wipe your mouth without using your hands? Are you one of those people who likes to make simple tasks as complicated as possible? Then you… Read More

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