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A Hilarious, Forgotten Jewish Comedian Named Stanley

By On June 15, 2017

Which great Jewish comedian had oversized glasses, a nebbishy smile and a hilarious way of trying to get a date? The late, great Stanley Myron Handelman. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, Handelman… Read More

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The Jewish Woman Behind Celebrity American Dolls

By On May 24, 2017

These days, the true test of a celebrity’s, well, celebrity, rests with hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live or perhaps in coming out with a signature athleisure line (here’s looking at you, Beyoncé).… Read More

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This Tiny Jew of Pennsylvania Led a Star-Studded, Enormous Life

By On February 24, 2017

Moishe Morris “Mace” Bugen was quite a sight. Standing three-and-a-half feet tall, Mace could be spotted driving “Hadassah” — a Jeep custom-fitted with extra-long pedals — around Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley from 1940… Read More

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A Delicious Jewish Cookbook From Mandy Patinkin’s Mom

By On December 9, 2016

How fascinating can gefilte fish recipes be? Well, what if it’s Grandma Celia’s gefilte fish recipe and it calls for a yahrzeit glass as a measuring cup? And what if the young man… Read More

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Israel’s Biggest Drag Queen Was Once a Good Yeshiva Boy

By On December 1, 2016

It’s been about 15 years since Israeli Lior Yisraelov first tried on a dress at a Purim party during his last year at an Orthodox yeshiva high school. Since then, he has… Read More

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‘Holocaust On Ice’ Breaks Records For Russian Tackiness

By On November 27, 2016

The Internet shines a spotlight on a lot of “seemed like a good idea at the time” schemes, but rarely have we seen something that deserved to be killed in the drawing… Read More

When Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor Became Jewish
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When Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor Went Jewish

By On November 20, 2015

  Is a star’s embrace of Jewishness the ultimate celebrity endorsement? (See: Miley Cyrus’s Star of David getup). Liz Taylor and Marilyn Monroe, who converted within a few years of each other… 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

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Morning Jew News & Schmooze!

By On April 3, 2014

What do you get when two Jewish comedians—one in Oakland and another in New York City—put their Skype convos up on the web for all to see? Welcome to Morning Jew, a smart… Read More

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Michael Jackson’s Sex Rebbe

By On January 22, 2014

You might think of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach as the kosher sex guru, but, in fact, he used to wear a much more bizarre (and controversial) hat: that of unofficial spiritual adviser to Michael Jackson. Introduced… Read More