Posts Tagged ‘ immigrants ’

The Jewish Woman Who Invented the Modern Bra

February 14, 2014
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The Jewish Woman Who Invented the Modern Bra

In the 1950s and 60s, Maidenform ran a series of ads with the slogan, “I dreamed.” In one, a woman “won the election in my Maidenform bra.” In another, a woman “opened the World Series in my Maidenform bra.” Who was responsible for the underwire behind these racy and progressive ads? A shrewd businesswoman and eventual…

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A Post-Soviet Jewish Coffee Chain – in Colorado

January 24, 2014
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Dazbog Coffee

“Flavor as big as Russia!” So proclaims one ad for Dazbog, Denver’s most peculiar chain…

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The Lost Jewish Tribe of China

January 8, 2014
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Kaifeng Jews

On the southern bank of the Yellow River lies Kaifeng, the former capital of the Northern Song…

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An Undercover Jewess, Uncovered

October 22, 2013
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hedy-lamar

Jews have long had their place in every…

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The Jewish Mail Order Bride

August 2, 2012
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little-bride-anna-solomon

These days, mail-order brides mostly reside in your…

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The Subway Violinist

April 20, 2012
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Quint31

The violinist Philipe Quint was a child genius. At the…

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Great Jewish Bloggers of the 1920s

February 9, 2012
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immigration-wave

Anzia Yezierska, the Jewish immigrant writer from Poland,…

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Last of the Red-Hot Mamas

January 19, 2012
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Sophie+Tucker+sophie_tucker

Sophie Tucker (1884-1966) was a star of Yiddish vaudeville and…

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Occupy Your Bank Account

January 12, 2012
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new_oj

Jews and banks have a somewhat complicated history.…

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Bagels and Lox, Russian Style

December 13, 2011
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vlada

When Jewish immigrants left the Soviet Union and arrived in…

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Pulling Punches

December 1, 2011
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boxing

The new documentary Star in the Ring captures the Golden…

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Bagel Fever

November 16, 2011
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bagels

The bagel has long been a basic codifier of Askenazic Jewish identity.…

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