Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

When Colonists Thought the Indians Were Lost Jews

November 27, 2014
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Looking at Jews and Native Americans side by side, you might think there’s no way to mix up the two cultures. Yarmulkes and eagle-feather headdresses look quite different, after all. But some early colonial Americans thought, upon discovering the earlier inhabitants of the Americas, that they were the Chosen People–perhaps one (or more) of…

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The First Jewish Woman in Congress

September 9, 2014
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The First Jewish Woman in Congress

Her tenure might have started when her husband died, but she went on to win re-election five…

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The Israeli James Bond

August 8, 2014
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The Israeli James Bond

The name’s Cohen, Eli Cohen. Born to Jewish and Zionist parents in 1926, Israel defense was…

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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

July 16, 2014
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The Jewish Bubbe of Second-Wave Feminism

 You probably think of Betty Friedan as a feminist, activist,…

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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

July 10, 2014
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How Not to Sell Christianity to the Jews

The name “London Jews’ Society” might conjure up…

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Seeking Independence from an Oyster-Filled Marriage?

July 4, 2014
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Seeking Independence From an Oyster-Filled Marriage?

So was a Mr. Max Moss of Binghamton,…

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A Love Song to the Jewish Redhead

May 28, 2014
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Whether lionized or demonized, redheads seem to hold…

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The Lesbian Flick Banned by the Nazis

March 27, 2014
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Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian…

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Dream of Scipio

November 19, 2012
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When you think of Provence you probably think…

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
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The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden…

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

June 29, 2012
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Leonard Cohen is a modern-day renaissance man–musician, poet, philosopher, mystic.…

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Log On to the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 22, 2012
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Lately, there’s been a push to digitize everything–old…

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