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Posts Tagged ‘ jewish history ’

The Swedish Nazi Film You’ll Want to See

June 27, 2014
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The Swedish Nazi Film You'll Want to See

In The Last Sentence, by Swedish director Jan Troell, journalist and former theologian Torgny Segerstedt asks a variation on the old question “If a tree falls and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” If a writer protests and no one hears him, what is…

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Groucho Marx’s Favorite Boy Violinist

June 19, 2014
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Groucho Marx's Favorite Boy Violinist

Long considered perhaps the greatest violinist of his time, Jascha Heifetz was a virtuoso’s virtuoso.…

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The Jewish Giant at the Freak Show

June 17, 2014
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The Jewish Giant at the Freak Show

When you think about tall guys today, most people think of the NBA. But sixty years…

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How to Write to Your Long-Lost Love, In Yiddish

June 3, 2014
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letter-writing-jv

Imagine, esteemed reader: Your son has recently arrived…

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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 New Film by The Man Who Brought You “Shoah”

February 6, 2014
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Last of the Unjust

In the 1970s, when Claude Lanzmann was collecting…

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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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The Very Worst Week in Wales

August 19, 2013
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wales1

Wales is famous for being the home of…

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Brooklyn Jews Boycott Schools!

April 15, 2013
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boycott

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

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Josephus and the First Mooning

April 10, 2013
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moon

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

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The Kimberley Plan

November 22, 2012
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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
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money-lender

Ever wonder how Jews became synonymous with usury? Is…

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