Posts Tagged ‘ russian jews ’

Abstract Painter Mark Rothko’s Jewish Roots

April 15, 2015
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Before Mark Rothko’s famous rectangles of color were found in college dorms everywhere, before he became a key figure of Abstract Expressionist painting, he was born Marcus Rothkowitz in 1903 in Tsarist Russia. His father, Yacov, was a self-educated secular pharmacist, but deadly pogroms in the Pale of Settlement convinced…

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A Russian Jewish Mom Turns to the Internet For Dating

August 26, 2014
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Here is what’s less than stellar about Anya Ulinich‘s graphic novel, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel: The title…

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The Jewish Diva Who Played the Indian Princess

March 11, 2014
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Gifted with one of those rare, true contralto voices—deep, rich, and haunting—Sophie Braslau was the beautiful daughter of…

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A Post-Soviet Jewish Coffee Chain – in Colorado

January 24, 2014
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“Flavor as big as Russia!” So proclaims one…

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Gary Shteyngart Writes a Memoir

January 7, 2014
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The first half of Gary Shteyngart‘s new memoir, Little Failure,…

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Dating in Brooklyn While Russian

December 20, 2013
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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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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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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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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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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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“Ich bin un Mentsch mit chutzpah und gelt,” sings Daniel…

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