Posts Tagged ‘ hebrew ’

The Jew Who Taught the Mormons Hebrew

March 25, 2014
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j-smith

Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, wanted to learn Hebrew. In 1835 he set up the School for the Elders where Mormon men were taught grammar, writing, and history. But not long after, Smith put out word that he and his Elders were looking for a Jew. Enter Joshua Seixas,…

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The Jewish Diva Who Played the Indian Princess

March 11, 2014
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sophie-braslau

Gifted with one of those rare, true contralto voices—deep, rich, and haunting—Sophie Braslau was the beautiful daughter of…

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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

January 29, 2014
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The Anti-Yiddish Riots in Palestinian Tel Aviv

When Mayn Yidishe Mame (“My Jewish Mother”), one of the first feature-length Yiddish talkies, arrived on Tel…

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“This American Life” Goes Israeli

August 16, 2013
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sipur-israeli

A story about a classical composer who, after…

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How dirty can you get (in Hebrew)?

August 22, 2012
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There’s something about the comedy hip-hop group The Lonely…

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Log On to the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 22, 2012
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scrolls

Lately, there’s been a push to digitize everything–old…

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Flirting, Israeli Style

June 14, 2012
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coupling

Like your craziest high-school friend, the TV show Coupling…

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The Slam Poet Goes to Israel

March 19, 2012
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bob-holman

“In the beginning was the word,” says Bob Holman,…

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A Jew from Kentucky

February 7, 2012
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Dan_Bern_1

Dan Bern’s folk songs bear more than a…

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Faking Hebrew for Beginners

January 20, 2012
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big-pic

One of the best ways to develop an…

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Elul Carols

September 9, 2011
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jewels

Craig Taubman is mostly known as a musician.…

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Hebrew for Fun and Profit

August 23, 2011
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jake and amir

Do Jews speak a different language than other…

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