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Posts Tagged ‘ matchmaker ’

How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

July 3, 2014
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How to Score a Yiddish Date in 1940s NYC

Long before JDate parodies, Yiddish cinema was poking fun of Jewish assimilation, values both “traditional” and “American,” and the desire to settle down, or, at least, get a date. Amerikaner Shadkhn (American Matchmaker), made in the Bronx in 1940, depicts the saga of Nat Silver, a wealthy businessman who has been engaged seven…

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The Temptations Do “Fiddler on the Roof”

July 17, 2013
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You’ve heard “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and you might even know half the lyrics, but you’ve probably never heard…

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The Kugel That Was Really a Rebbe

September 21, 2012
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Having problems in your marriage? Blame the potato kugel! It may seem farfetched, but in Michael…

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Splitting the Sea

October 27, 2010
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Splitting the sea

Think your job is hard? Try being a…

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