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Hooch Jews

Hooch Jews
By February 7, 2012

Jews and Booze, a fascinating new history of Prohibition-era bootleggers, barmen, rabbis, and cops, picks up where HBO’s Boardwalk Empire leaves off Read More

When The Jews Made Ivy

When The Jews Made Ivy
By February 6, 2012

Ivy League style, the quintessentially WASPy American look defined by Jewish designers a century ago, returns to the runways for Fashion Week Read More

Cartooning With The Nebbish Gene

Cartooning With The Nebbish Gene
By February 3, 2012

The nebbish is the bumbling caricature of a Jewish male, embodied by figures like Woody Allen and George Costanza. Where did he come from?
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Jews And New York Jets Fans: Same Thing

Jews And New York Jets Fans: Same Thing
By February 2, 2012

On the eve of yet another Super Bowl without his beloved New York Jets, a lifetime fan sees echoes of Judaism in his tortuous loyalty Read More

Was Boca In The House For Mitt?

Was Boca In The House For Mitt?
By February 1, 2012

A smaller percentage of the GOP electorate was Jewish than in 2008. Read More

The Unstoppable Leonard Cohen

The Unstoppable Leonard Cohen
By January 31, 2012

Leonard Cohen releases his 12th album, Old Ideas. The troubadour and poet hasn’t always been popular, but he is always profound. Read More

Orthodox Klezmer Wizard Meets Evangelical Country Star

Orthodox Klezmer Wizard Meets Evangelical Country Star
By January 30, 2012

Orthodox klezmer and bluegrass virtuoso Andy Statman and evangelical country star Ricky Skaggs cross genres and faiths to form a mighty duo Read More

Get Off The Anti-Semitic Tip

Get Off The Anti-Semitic Tip
By January 27, 2012

Note to some of my fellow progressives: If we can’t argue about Israel without using anti-Semitic tropes, then the debate is lost before it even begins. Read More