Posts Tagged ‘ jewish history ’

The Prostitution Ring That Lured Women From Their Shtetls

July 31, 2014
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The Prostitution Ring That Lured Women From the Shtetls

The subject of prostitution is rarely associated with the word “Yiddish.” But from the 1860’s until the cusp of WWII, a powerful sex-trafficking ring operated between the shtetls of Eastern Europe and the streets of South America. The “Zwi Migdal” ring used well-dressed men to publicize openings for domestic service…

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Rudolf Kasztner: Hero or Nazi Collaborator?

July 30, 2014
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A New Film Asks: Was Rudolf Kasztner a Hero or Nazi Collaborator?

The Talmud says that “he who saves one life, it is as if he saved…

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Elie Wiesel’s Mysterious Mentor

July 29, 2014
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Elie Wiesel's Mysterious Mentor

They say he dressed in rags. That he appeared with no warning, and disappeared just…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

June 3, 2014
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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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Wales is famous for being the home of…

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Brooklyn Jews Boycott Schools!

April 15, 2013
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Last month, Mississippi passed a law that lets public school…

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