Fashion Tips From NYC's Most Stylin' Bubbes
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Fashion Tips From NYC’s Most Stylin’ Bubbes

By On September 29, 2014

Is your bubbe your style inspiration? If you just got a mental image of women in tracksuits, or frumpy dresses, you’re probably not alone. But Ari Seth Cohen sees things differently. Cohen,… Read More

The Other Persian Jews
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The Other Persian Jews

By On September 24, 2014

Make plov, a delicious Bukharan dish, for Rosh Hashanah! If you’re not from the region and you’re not a Near East cultural scholar, chances are that when you think about Persian Jews,… Read More

Two Young Montrealers and Their YidLife Crisis
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Two Young Jews and Their YidLife Crisis

By On September 23, 2014

  YidLife Crisis, a new web series, begins with not-your-average MPAA warning: “The following contains references to adult situations and coarse language. In Yiddish.” Adult situations may include: eating treyf in the form of Montrealish… Read More

The 20th-Century Judge Judy of the Yiddish Radio
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The 20th-Century Judge Judy of the Yiddish Radio

By On September 19, 2014

Between the late 1930s and 1956, if you were a Jewish immigrant on the Lower East Side and had a problem with your mother-in-law, your kosher meat, or your mattress, there was no need to… Read More

Where Afrobeat Meets Jewish Music Meetz Jazz
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The Latest From Our Favorite 11-Piece Afrobeat Jewish Avant-Garde Jazz Band

By On September 18, 2014

Zion80 is a big band with a big sound—a full horn section alongside multiple percussionists, keyboards, and guitars. They’re a combination of Jewish music, Afrobeat, and avant-garde jazz—late last year, during their residency… Read More

When Donald Duck Was Captured by Nazis
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When Donald Duck Was Captured by Nazis

By On September 17, 2014

Poor Donald Duck. He was just trying to get some shut-eye when a marching band featuring some of our favorite Axis leaders—Goebbels, Himmler, Mussolini—prods him out of bed with a bayonet at… Read More

Israel to Jews: This is Where the AEPi Party Never Ends
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Israel to Jews: This is Where the AEPi Party Never Ends

By On September 16, 2014

“Bible games! Fruit juice! Put those years of Hebrew school to use!” chants an exuberant new YouTube short. It aims to convince young, pasty-skinned, dissatisfied American Jewish dudes, through bright colors, tongue-in-cheek humor,… Read More

Ione Skye’s Yiddish Vacation
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Ione Skye’s Yiddish Vacation

By On September 15, 2014

  Check out Kveller’s exclusive interview with Ione Skye! Actress Ione Skye—daughter of Scottish singer Donovan and American model Enid Carl, and best known as John Cusack’s brainy and beautiful love interest in Say Anything, has just… Read More

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

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