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Jews You Should Know: Emperor Norton

Jews You Should Know: Emperor Norton
By May 16, 2016

The Emperor of what? Oh, only THE UNITED STATES. Read More

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Hannah Szenes’s Last Poem

Hannah Szenes’s Last Poem
By May 11, 2016

On Yom HaZikaron, remembering the poet-soldier’s final message. Read More

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The Pop Culture Omer

The Pop Culture Omer
By April 25, 2016

For each night of the Omer, a different Jewish fact! Read More

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Your Guide to ‘Jewish Slang’ in Victorian England

Your Guide to ‘Jewish Slang’ in Victorian England
By March 15, 2016

Hey Mannies and Bexandebs! Take a peek into what Victorians thought of Jews through the slang they used. Spoiler: it’s not flattering, but at least it’s funny. Read More

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Where Does the “Jewish Nose” Come From?

Where Does the “Jewish Nose” Come From?
By November 18, 2014

In ‘The New York Review of Books,’ historian Sara Lipton explains the origins of the caricature. Read More

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Through Dance, New Exhibit Pays Tribute to Women of Auschwitz Resistance

Through Dance, New Exhibit Pays Tribute to Women of Auschwitz Resistance
By November 3, 2014

Choreography by Jonah Bokaer is moving, but there’s a dearth of historical context. Read More

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Remembering The Victims of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 103 Years On

Remembering The Victims of The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 103 Years On
By March 25, 2014

“The entire neighborhood is sitting shiva. Every heart is torn in mourning.” Read More

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