Posts Tagged ‘ jewish history ’

The New Film by The Man Who Brought You “Shoah”

February 6, 2014
By
Last of the Unjust

In the 1970s, when Claude Lanzmann was collecting material for his masterpiece, Shoah, he conducted a set of interviews that didn’t quite fit with the rest—with ex-Judenrat elder Benjamin Murmelstein. Forty years later, Lanzmann, now a hale 87, brings Murmelstein’s testimony to light, along with questions about Jewish memory and morality, in…

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The Lost Jewish Tribe of China

January 8, 2014
By
Kaifeng Jews

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

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The Very Worst Week in Wales

August 19, 2013
By
wales1

Wales is famous for being the home of woolly sheep and Tom Jones and difficult-to-pronounce place names…

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Brooklyn Jews Boycott Schools!

April 15, 2013
By
boycott

Last month, Mississippi passed a law that lets public school…

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Josephus and the First Mooning

April 10, 2013
By
moon

Marking the new moon was God’s first commandment to the…

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The Kimberley Plan

November 22, 2012
By
Kimberley

In 1939, Isaac Nachman Steinberg—lawyer, ex-Bolshevik, former comrade of Vladimir…

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How the Church Turned Jews into Moneylenders

November 2, 2012
By
money-lender

Ever wonder how Jews became synonymous with usury? Is…

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Gay Avek

July 30, 2012
By
Gay avek

Matt Honig, a documentarian from outside Washington, D.C.,…

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Log On to the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 22, 2012
By
scrolls

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

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Letters from the Dead

March 15, 2012
By
1

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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What Freedom Looks Like

March 13, 2012
By
katz haggadah

The Katz Family Haggadah, at first glance, is deceptively…

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