Posts Tagged ‘ american jews ’

Where Star Trek and the Great American Songbook Meet the Jews

April 13, 2015
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star trek

What happened to the classic songs of the 1930’s and ‘40s? The standards of the Great American Songbook crooned by Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee or Ella Fitzgerald (and later made unforgettable by Star Trek‘s Data)? “The B-Side” by Ben Yagoda reads like a detective story sniffing out a homicide, and…

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The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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little-bride-anna-solomon

These days, mail-order brides mostly reside in your spam folder, but in the 1800s, it…

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Scenes from the Suburbs

December 9, 2011
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suburbs

Historian Arthur Hertzberg estimated that in the two decades between 1945 and 1965 one out…

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The Jewish Indian Chief

November 24, 2011
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bibo1

In 1888, the Acoma Pueblo Indians–a Native American tribe living…

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Love Letter from the President

July 4, 2011
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61Washington-letter

President George Washington was hardly a regular synagogue attendee, but…

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