Posts Tagged ‘ folklore ’

The Russian Jewish Ethnographer Behind This Trove of Stunning Historic Photographs

December 3, 2015
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an-sky expedition2

The Vitebsk-born Shloyme Zaynvi Rapoport — better known by the moniker S. An-sky — was many things: publisher, playwright, tutor. But his most enduring legacy is twofold: his play The Dybbuk, which comprises what most people know of Yiddish literature outside the Singer family, and the exhaustive ethnographic expedition that…

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Argentinian President Saves Jewish Boy from Becoming a Werewolf

January 7, 2015
By
The Jewish Werewolf Who Never Was

Two weeks ago, Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner adopted the country’s first Jewish godson…

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A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
By
Don't Kick the Redhead!

Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold an outsize place in the Jewish imagination.…

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The Rabbinic Sage Who Dismembered His Adversaries

July 9, 2013
By
hadrian

Talmudic and aggadic lore offers many episodes of rabbinic sages…

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Matisyahu, the Exorcist

June 5, 2012
By
matisyahu the exorcist

Horror movies are all about planting unexpected things in unexpected…

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Bumble-Ardy

March 21, 2012
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bumble ardy

The children’s author Maurice Sendak recently released Bumble-Ardy, the first book…

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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

October 12, 2011
By
Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

A town of Jewish immigrants, uprooted from czarist Russia to the Argentinian…

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