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The Simpsons Lead Us in Counting the (H)Omer

By On April 17, 2017

Shaky blue clouds streak over a pastel blue sky. Wobbly yellow letters appear. Why, it’s the opening moments of The Simpsons! And that’s Bart writing on the school blackboard! But then things… Read More

Go Through the Drawers of a 1930s Polish Jewish Kitchen
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The New Site That Lets You Snoop Around an Old Polish Jewish Kitchen

By On February 25, 2015

Have you ever wanted to step into the past? Not into a famous battle, or a momentous event, but into someone else’s home, to be able to see how that person lived… Read More

Yiddish Theater Takes the Web!
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Yiddish Theater Takes the Web

By On January 12, 2015

Want to know about Yiddish theatre in Cairo? What about Buenos Aires, or the more familiar territory of New York’s Lower East Side? Good news: In these times of freezing temperatures and… Read More

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The Israeli Left Calls Home

By On May 2, 2014

What if there was a cutting-edge news site that delved into thorny social and political issues in the place you live, covering subjects that no one else covers, with writers you’d love… Read More

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In Israel, A Social Network for the Dead

By On December 17, 2013

Ever wished you knew where your great-great-grandparents were buried? Ever wanted to visit the grave of a distant relative but don’t know where to find it? There’s a new social network designed to help… Read More

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Jews + Erotica = Jewrotica. What else?

By On November 15, 2012

What constitutes “Jewish erotica,” exactly? Does it need to feature ritual items?  Must the deed take place during a bagel brunch? Does the work just need a Jewish author, or does the… Read More

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Caring Enough to Hit “Send”

By On June 25, 2012

SomeEcards is a fun website that creates snarky, informal cards–their motto is, “when you care enough to hit ‘send’.” The cards on the site are almost always sarcastic and funny–for instance, there’s a birthday… Read More

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Log On to the Dead Sea Scrolls

By On June 22, 2012

Lately, there’s been a push to digitize everything–old family movies, record collections. Our lives are fleeting and fast. We want to save our cherished memories, and somehow make them last forever. So it shouldn’t… Read More

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