Gehazi The Unfairly Punished
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Gehazi The Unfairly Punished

By On November 21, 2014

Part 4 of 4 in this week’s “How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity” series. Poor Gehazi. Sure, he wasn’t a nice guy. Callous, avaricious, a bit of a jerk. But was he… Read More

Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)
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Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

By On November 20, 2014

Part 3 of 4 in this week’s “How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity” series.  Doeg wasn’t simply King Saul’s chief herdsman. The notorious Edomite has been regarded by rabbis as one of… Read More

Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer
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Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

By On November 19, 2014

Part 2 of 4 in this week’s “How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity” series.  Counselor and confidant to King David, Ahitophel was a wise man. He used his supernatural access to divine… Read More

Evil Balaam and His Talking Donkey
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Evil Balaam and His Talking Donkey

By On November 18, 2014

Part 1 of 4 in this week’s “How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity” series.  It’s the end of Numbers and the Israelites are wrapping up 40 years of serious wandering, during… Read More

How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity
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How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity

By On November 17, 2014

If you’re a Jew, here’s what happens when you die: If you’re good, you get your share in Olam Ha’ba, the World to Come. If you’re not, you get Gehenna. Purgatory-like and… Read More

The Warsaw Yiddish Theater Takes America
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The Warsaw Yiddish Theater Takes America

By On November 14, 2014

Starting in the early 1950s, the Polish government began funding Jewish culture to preserve and promote what little Yiddish culture remained in the country. That includes the Ester Rachel and Ida Kaminska State Jewish Theater from… Read More

The Great Jewish Muralist of Los Angeles
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The Great Jewish Muralist of Los Angeles

By On November 13, 2014

  The oldest Jewish congregation in Los Angeles, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, has an elaborate mural that encircles the main sanctuary. Beginning with Genesis and ending in 1929, when the mural was commissioned, it tells the… Read More

Young Polish Women Discovering Their Jewish Roots
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Young Polish Women Discovering Their Jewish Roots

By On November 12, 2014

All the talk about Jewish cultural revival in Poland has people asking: What’s it like to be Jewish in Poland today? How do young Jews relate to their religion, to Israel, to each other?The Return,… Read More

The Jewish Pueblo Chief: Now on the Silver Screen!
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The Jewish Pueblo Chief: Now on the Silver Screen!

By On November 11, 2014

So you saw A Million Ways to Die in the West but were a little miffed at the lack of Yiddish accents and that Sarah Silverman didn’t name-check utopian Jewish separatist Mordecai Manuel Noah? Luckily,… Read More

Muslim Enemy of the Reich
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Muslim Enemy of the Reich

By On November 10, 2014

At a time when stories of Muslim-Jewish unity are far and few between comes the story of a Muslim woman who went undercover to fight the Nazis in occupied France. Noorunissa Inayat Khan was born… Read More

The Filmmaker And the Hasid Who Met on Craigslist
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The Filmmaker And the Hasid Who Met on Craigslist

By On November 7, 2014

When filmmaker Annie Berman posted an ad in the Craigslist “strictly platonic” section, she was looking for someone to give her some insight into the eruv in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a project she was researching. When… Read More

Meet Saul Kripke, The Smartest Jew In Philosophy
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Meet Saul Kripke, The Smartest Jew In Philosophy

By On November 6, 2014

The philosopher and logician Saul Kripke is a pretty smart guy, though you'd probably have to be if you taught yourself ancient Hebrew by six, read all of Shakespeare by nine, and… Read More

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