Posts Tagged ‘ russian jews ’

The Jewish Diva Who Played the Indian Princess

March 11, 2014
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sophie-braslau

Gifted with one of those rare, true contralto voices—deep, rich, and haunting—Sophie Braslau was the beautiful daughter of a Russian émigré physician who was ranked with the most celebrated singers of her time. A musical prodigy, she made her professional singing debut at age 17 in 1909 and soon joined the Metropolitan Opera Company, where…

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A Post-Soviet Jewish Coffee Chain – in Colorado

January 24, 2014
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Dazbog Coffee

“Flavor as big as Russia!” So proclaims one ad for Dazbog, Denver’s most peculiar chain…

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Gary Shteyngart Writes a Memoir

January 7, 2014
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Little Failure

The first half of Gary Shteyngart‘s new memoir, Little Failure, reads like a first-person Colbert Report segment on Russian…

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Dating in Brooklyn While Russian

December 20, 2013
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Stealing Cherries

Today, Marina Rubin is a mainstay of the lower Manhattan…

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Anna Karenina, Alive and Not That Well in Queens

October 17, 2013
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anna-k

Thought hundreds of pages about the Russian aristocracy…

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A New Play Wakes Up and Smells the Russian-Jewish Borscht

October 10, 2013
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covers

For years academics have been arguing over what…

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Fiddler on the Roof, Soviet Émigré-Style

June 6, 2013
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cosmos

Nadia Kalman’s The Cosmopolitans gives us a Tevye for the…

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Russian-Israeli Settlers in “The Territory”

February 13, 2013
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the-territory

Amid all the debate about the Israeli settler movement there’s…

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Man Ray

August 17, 2012
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If you think you know what Man Ray’s…

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Rakhmones afn Tayvl

May 14, 2012
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url

“Ich bin un Mentsch mit chutzpah und gelt,” sings Daniel…

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The Subway Violinist

April 20, 2012
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Quint31

The violinist Philipe Quint was a child genius. At the…

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Santos of the Jews

April 11, 2012
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santos of the jews

Here’s a series of photographs about Jews in…

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