Posts Tagged ‘ folklore ’

A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
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Don't Kick the Redhead!

Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold an outsize place in the Jewish imagination. Sometimes called “Ginger Jews,” Jewish redheads have inspired a great number of origin stories, including speculation that they descended from the ancient Turkic group the Khazars. That’s likely a myth, but royte yidn (that’s Yiddish for “red Jews”)…

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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 intellectually defeating the luminaries of the Hellenistic world.…

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Matisyahu, the Exorcist

June 5, 2012
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matisyahu the exorcist

Horror movies are all about planting unexpected things in unexpected places to scare the hell out of you.…

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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
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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

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

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