Posts Tagged ‘ conversion ’

Marilyn Monroe’s Rabbi Marched in Selma With MLK, Jr.

January 24, 2016
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Marilyn Monroe's Rabbi Sent Fan Mail to MLK, Jr.

Rabbi Robert E. Goldburg was the beloved spiritual leader of Congregation Mishkan Israel in Hamden, Connecticut for 34 years. His sermons were energizing and sometimes controversial, tackling tough issues like civil rights and McCarthyism. He drew together lessons from the Talmud, Shakespeare and Dr. Martin Luther King (to whom he…

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When Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor Went Jewish

November 20, 2015
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When Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor Became Jewish

Is a star’s embrace of Jewishness the ultimate celebrity endorsement? (See: Miley Cyrus’s Star of…

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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings “Fiddler”

July 30, 2015
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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings "Fiddler"

Sammy Davis, Jr., the singer, tap-dancer, and entertainer, converted to Judaism in 1961, at the…

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The Book of Mormon…in Yiddish?

January 23, 2014
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You may associate the Book of Mormon with show-stopping musical…

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The “Kosher Convert” Cooking Show

January 14, 2013
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The world of kosher cooking is an ever-expanding…

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The Rebbe’s Christian Son

November 6, 2012
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Members of the Chabad-Lubavitch sect of Hasidism love nothing more…

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Conversion from A to Z

April 24, 2012
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Converts to Judaism don’t always get the sweetest deal.…

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Third Time’s the Charm

January 18, 2012
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There’s a man at a comedy club wearing…

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Murder, Poisons, and Conversos

January 5, 2012
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Dr. Rodrigo López was born in Portugal in the 16th…

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A Holiday from the Black Plague

December 21, 2011
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In The Decameron, a group of 10 young people–three…

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The Convert’s Burden

December 2, 2011
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In the 1800s and early 1900s, many Jews…

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Choosing to Be Jewish

February 23, 2011
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Derek’s parents are divorced. He lives with his…

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