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Hitler’s Jewish Psychic

By On November 20, 2013

“I see victory for you. It cannot be stopped.” In 1932, these words were spoken to Adolf Hitler one year before he became Reischschancellor of Germany. The man who spoke them was a… Read More

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Cool, Kitschy Hanukkah Gifts 2013

By On November 19, 2013

Happy Hanukkah, Jewniverse! Check out our wacky, kitschy Hanukkah gift picks for 2013. Don’t all go rush the internet at once now. This “Love, peace, and latke grease” t-shirt inspires us to get our hands a… Read More

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The Screw-y, Filthy World of Al Goldstein

By On November 18, 2013

The lives of some sex peddlers are just made for Hollywood. Larry Flynt: check. Hugh Hefner: coming soon. Al Goldstein? Not quite yet. While some goyishe porn pushers tried to pass off orgies as art—we’re… Read More

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What Do You Buy the Children of the Terrorist Who Tried to Kill Your Wife?

By On November 15, 2013

In 2002, David Harris-Gershon and his wife, Jamie, had traveled across the world to study at the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. When a bomb went off in the Hebrew University cafeteria where Jamie was eating one day,… Read More

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The Battle of the Montreal Bagel

By On November 14, 2013

If you think of New York as the North American bagel capital, chances are you’re not Canadian. Among Canadians, anyway, Montreal is renowned for a bagel of its own: small, sweet and available piping-hot… Read More

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The Magical Ba’al Shem of London

By On November 13, 2013

Rabbi, kabbalist, alchemist, sorcerer. The CV of Rabbi Dr. Hayyim Samuel Jacob Falk, otherwise known as the Ba’al Shem of London, boasts no shortage of extraordinary feats. Born in 1708 somewhere in Europe (sources point to either… Read More

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A 1980s Gay Boy and his Jewish Bubbes

By On November 12, 2013

In Alvin Orloff’s novel Gutterboys—written in 2004, but set in the punk fever of the early 1980s—Jeremy Rabinowitz is a shy 19-year-old Jewish kid desperate to fit in with the gay Manhattan avant-garde….or to just… Read More

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The Other Kabbalah-Loving L.A. Musician

By On November 11, 2013

LA-based singer-songwriter Mikey Pauker’s inspirations come from across the map. From contemporary pop music to Jewish liturgy, hasidut, kabbalah, and his own Jewish experiences, Pauker skillfully combines upbeat folk songs with classical Jewish texts. Check out,… Read More

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The Mousy Museum Lady Who Documented Nazi Crimes

By On November 8, 2013

Earlier this week, Bavarian authorities confirmed that in 2012 a German art dealer’s son was found with 1400 art works confiscated during World War II. The pieces, including some by Chagall and Matisse, are valued at over… Read More

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Kosher Pajamas and Cosmetic Surgery in Ritzy Tel Aviv

By On November 7, 2013

What do cosmetic shoulder blade surgery, flak jackets made of spider silk, high-end shopping sprees as a stage of grief, and The Twilight Zone‘s Rod Serling have in common? Nothing, perhaps, but their convergence in Textile,… Read More

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When Sages Go To The Bathroom

By On November 6, 2013

Jewish tradition has never been known for shying away from embarrassing topics. In fact, religious Jews recite a blessing thanking God for creating humans with orifices and cavities. A sacred life, after all, requires healthy… Read More

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The Downton Abbey-Era Jewish Suffragettes

By On November 4, 2013

The Jewish World called them “blackguards in bonnets.” In October 1913, 3 women were thrown out of London’s New West End Synagogue during Yom Kippur services after loudly declaring: “May God forgive Herbert Samuel and Sir Rufus Isaacs for denying… Read More