Posts Tagged ‘ polish immigrants ’

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 also famous for its hot dogs—Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, that is. You may know it as the site of the similarly famous gut-clogging hot-dog eating contest. Just in time for the iconic Brooklyn hot-doggery’s centennial…

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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. The hip-hop parody group 2 Live Jews,…

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