Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

Georgia’s First Jew

March 12, 2015
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Georgia's First Jew

Although it’s hard to believe today, Savannah, Georgia was once nearly one-third Jewish. And the man who got the trend going, a Portuguese Jewish doctor named Samuel Nunes, almost didn’t make it in. After the Portuguese Inquisition, which sought to root out crypto-Jews or conversos who had maintained Jewish practices…

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The 1938 Jazz Concert That Changed Black and Jewish History

February 16, 2015
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All this week, Jewniverse is honoring Black History Month with some of our favorite stories…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Don't Kick the Redhead!

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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