Posts Tagged ‘ history ’

The Lesbian Flick Banned by the Nazis

March 27, 2014
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Mädchen-in-Uniform

Quick, a riddle: Who wouldn’t love a lesbian boarding school romp? Answer: Nazis. Believe it or not, the first widely-released film featuring a lesbian plot came out in Germany just as Hitler was rising to power. Despite being made in Germany, Mäedchen in Uniform was more successful elsewhere in Europe than in its home…

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Dream of Scipio

November 19, 2012
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scipio

When you think of Provence you probably think of the region’s famous French scenery and…

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
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girl blue dress

The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden ahbez, has a long and strange history.…

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A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

June 29, 2012
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leonardcohen460

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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scrolls

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

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Jews and Coffee

June 15, 2012
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jews and coffee

The new book Jews Welcome Coffee is a history of the…

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A Nazi, Assassinated

May 1, 2012
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Is there such thing as being too obsessed…

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Letters from the Dead

March 15, 2012
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Imagine spying on letters written by other people–young…

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It’s Hip to Be Square

March 14, 2012
By
matzah

Most people have a definite mental image of…

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Rabbi Cleopatra

March 10, 2012
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cleopatra

There are all sorts of strange cameos and…

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The King’s Wand

March 7, 2012
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scepter

One of the Talmud‘s oddest discussions has to be the…

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Disney’s Anne Frank

March 6, 2012
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disney-anne-frank

A death-defying chase down an Amsterdam sewer. A theme song…

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