Posts Tagged ‘ immigrants ’

A New York City Anarchist Named Emma

September 11, 2014
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The 19th-Century Jewish Anarchist Named Emma

A far cry from mallrats sporting Che Guevara t-shirts and pocket manifestos, Emma Goldman was the real deal: anarchist, lecturer, writer, and all around intellectual instigator. Born in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1869 to an Orthodox family, Goldman immigrated to New York City in 1885 and became attracted to anarchism after the Haymarket Affair. She wrote…

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Tijuana, Mexico’s Border-Crossing Jewish Kids

May 19, 2014
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tijuana

You might think a New York City family is making a sacrifice by renting a second…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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