Posts Tagged ‘ polish immigrants ’

Two Jews in Love (in Yiddish) in Havana

April 12, 2016
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Two Jews in Love--in Yiddish--in Havana

Today Cuba is in the news for resuming diplomatic relations with the United States after a four-decade Cold War freeze. But it was a very different place in 1942, when Reuben and Isabel Schiller first fell in love. “She didn’t understand English and I couldn’t speak Spanish. So we conversed…

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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

July 17, 2015
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The Penniless Immigrant Behind a Hot Dog Empire

Coney Island is famous for its seashores, sideshows, and salty breezes. But, of course, it’s…

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See The Yiddish Paper Beloved by Polish Jewry Before the War

March 20, 2015
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Looking for news from the provinces? A husband? Sholem Aleichem’s book tour schedule? Published between…

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Bagel Fever

November 16, 2011
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The bagel has long been a basic codifier of Askenazic Jewish identity.…

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