Posts Tagged ‘ board games ’

How Mah-Jongg Became Jewish

December 12, 2014
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How Mah-Jongg Became Jewish

How did a game that graced ancient Chinese tables (in the company, some posit, of Confucius) come to grace contemporary Jewish tables (in the company, perhaps, of babka and Slivovitz)? While books, documentary films and traveling museum exhibits have puzzled over mah-jongg becoming such a Jewish craze, no one has…

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Who Hid the Chametz?

March 29, 2012
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In the weeks before Passover begins, the search for chametz can be all-consuming. Some people get intense with their spring…

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Faking Hebrew for Beginners

January 20, 2012
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One of the best ways to develop an appreciation for the uniqueness of the Hebrew language is…

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